Spanish-English Bilingual Teachers for First and Third Grade

| April 11, 2014

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: sdavila@schools.nyc.gov and ivanaespinet@yahoo.com

DESCRIPTION:

The Teunis G. Bergen Public School 9 is a community elementary school that provides a supportive, creative, and academically rigorous education for all of its students. In the 2014-15 school year we will begin the fourth year of a Spanish/English two way immersion, bilingual dual language program, and are looking for the right candidates to join PS 9 as first and third grade teachers. The ideal candidates have teaching experience in a successful bilingual program that fosters fully bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural students.

The mission of PS 9 is to teach our students to maximize their potential through a constructive model of instruction. We believe in servicing the whole child through strong partnerships and we aim to create a community of lifelong learners. We strive to involve our parents, community-based organizations, and the community at large in the education of our children. At PS 9, we integrate social studies into our school curriculum and we foster a close bond between the school and the entire community. As they are exposed to the urban world around them, PS 9 students are encouraged to seek, read, question, create, and draw conclusions. Our school has partnerships with Renzulli Learning Program (UConn), Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (Columbia). We believe that every child is gifted. Our job is to tap their talents through a school-wide enrichment model that emphasizes student choice, inquiry, hands-on activities, and project-based learning.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

New York State and New York City Certification in Bilingual Education and Childhood Education. Bilingual Spanish/English.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with current bilingual teachers to design Spanish/English dual language curriculum, aligned to CCSS.
  • Facilitate inquiry-based learning.
  • Apply differentiated instruction.
  • Collaborate in grade level team planning.
  • Participate in regular professional development.
  • Create a collaborative, child-centered classroom.
  • Work with the bilingual teachers across grades to develop the dual language program as it grows.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrated experience in classroom instruction with students of varying interests, skill levels, and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated experience in dual language curriculum development.
  • Ability to mentor new teachers.
  • Strong Spanish and English language and literacy skills.
  • Masters degree in bilingual education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field preferred.

In addition to an interview, teacher candidates may be asked to submit their philosophy of education in writing, as well as a unit plan, and may be asked to give a demonstration lesson or participate in a lesson development simulation.

WORK SCHEDULE AND SALARY:

  • As per Collective Bargaining Agreement