Pine Street School – Spanish Immersion Lead Teacher

| June 17, 2014
About Us
Green Ivy Schools is the innovative, community-based venture founded by school development expert and Lower Manhattan mom, Dr. Jennifer Jones. Green Ivy offers modern, community-inspired private schools that address the Lower Manhattan school shortage while providing a rich, engaging alternative to traditional private education.
Green Ivy is a progressive and child-centered organization. We develop and grow schools using a range of educational approaches, all based on a foundation of engaged learning and a strong belief that education is achieved through exploration and collaboration. Green Ivy’s educational philosophy includes creating human connections through experience, and creating a community led by inspired, passionate educators.
Our first location, Battery Park Montessori, was a preschool with a capacity of approximately 60 children, which opened in Battery Park City in Fall 2013.
Our second location, Pine Street School, will open in the Financial District as a preK-8th grade school in Fall 2014 with a capacity for approximately 500 children. We will eventually open additional school locations in Manhattan as eel as in other U.S. cities and abroad. We are also building an enrichment division (after school, plus summer, winter, and spring camps) that reflects our educational philosophy while drawing upon the wealth of cultural resources and institutions across the New York City region. Learn more at
About You
You are an inspired and confident teacher who speaks Spanish with native fluency and professional grammar. You also have substantial experience teaching Spanish through immersion strategies in an early childhood or elementary setting, and are familiar with and attracted to constructivist methods of teaching. Teaching is your life. You have a special love for children and feel a passion for showing them the wonders of learning. As a teacher in the Green ivy family you would have the additional benefit of being freed from the administrative responsibilities that typically hinder inspired teaching staff.
What We Offer
We offer you a career challenge; an opportunity to work on a project that will make an impact in the world from within an organization that prioritizes children and their social-emotional development. You will have a meaningful role in creating a different future for the world’s next generation.
The Position
Main Responsibilities
As a teacher, you would be free to focus on what matters most in the school: children. Each Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and executing the program designed in collaboration with the School Director.
Key Responsibilities
  • Build a Spanish immersion curriculum in collaboration with your team
  • Establish and maintain classroom culture
  • Implement and update curriculum as student needs dictate
  • Oversee the planning, preparation, and maintenance of all units of study, lessons, and “works”
  • Communicate with parents about their children’s school lives every 2 weeks
  • Contact and meet with specialists and/or parents regarding children with special needs
  • Prepare for and schedule 2-3 individual communications with all parents during the year- including 4 parent conferences, and Spanish immersion programs
  • Meet individually with prospective parents and students
  • Schedule observations for prospective parents


Must Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of early childhood teaching experience
  • Spanish, with native fluency and professional grammar
  • Have exposure to Mac computers, iPad, iPhone, and fluency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Highly Desired

  • Masters Degree
  • 8+ years of early childhood (“primary”) Spanish immersion teaching experience
  • Spanish, with native fluency and professional grammar
  • ACTFL certification or equivalent

Core Competencies

  • Spanish fluency
  • Spanish immersion teaching experience
  • Constructivist teaching experience
  • Views teaching as a lifelong craft
  • Adaptability and flexibility (“startup spirit”)
  • Humble, collaborative mentality

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