Bilingual 6th Grade Teacher

| July 22, 2014

Job description

Description: American Dream will be serving grades 6-8 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, targeting English language learners and immigrant students.

The mission of the American Dream School is to develop academic excellence in both Spanish and English, preparing students to excel in college and become leaders in their communities. Through a dual language model, students from American Dream will graduate high school earning a “Seal of Biliteracy” on their diploma.

Role: ¿Hablas Español? When you were growing up was your favorite present a rock tumbler or a microscope? Are your favorite childhood memories filled with building model rockets and volcanoes? Were your role models Bill Nye, Mr. Wizard, or Marie Curie? Are they still? Would sharing your passion for experimenting, exploring and investigating with kids be something that would fulfill your heart and energize your mind? If you answered yes to one, some or all of these questions, then consider joining the American Dream School’s educational team.

The American Dream School is looking to hire a Founding 6th Grade Spanish Language Arts/Science teacher to start August 2014. We are looking for committed, energetic and extremely creative teachers who will be a part of a founding team of 8 teachers to teach a group of 75 students.


1. MUST be NYS Certified to teach in any of the following: Common Branch, Spanish Language Arts or Science (bilingual extension preferred).

2. Background/knowledge in content area.

3. Knowledge of bilingual (Dual Language) special education learning strategies is preferred.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Skilled at interpretation of assessment data to drive instruction
  • Review data to make instructional decisions to address student weaknesses
  • Prepare and deliver focused instruction
  • Knowledge in intervention strategies and actual implementation.
  • Create and monitor student progress towards achieving instructional objectives and goals on student plans
  • Familiar with RTI process and Tiered Instruction
  • Familiar with SIOP lesson planning and CALLA techniques preferred
  • Communicates effectively within the educational community and with parents on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with content area teachers and assigned classroom teacher(s) for instructional planning and delivery
  • Collaborate with director of curriculum and instruction for instructional planning and delivery
  • Monitor and maintain accurate records on student achievement, articulating the progress and success
  • Foster a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by the principal and the director of curriculum and instruction

Additional: Any duties requested by Principal to plan strategically for American Dream.

How to apply

1. MUST be NYS Certified to teach in any of the following: Common Branch, Spanish Language Arts, Special Education, ESOL, or Science (bilingual extension preferred).

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining why the mission of ADS is important to you and what qualities you possess that will help students at ADS exceed the mission set forth for them. Additionally, please explain how your experience and training will allow for you to be successful at a dual language school as a Founding 6th Grade Teacher. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to the Founder/Principal, Melissa Melkonian, at