HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is a progressive pre-K through Grade 8 Mandarin and Spanish Immersion School founded 15 years ago in the NJ/NY area. The school’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and character to become global contributors and citizens of the world. Our values are excellence, respect, teamwork, integrity, communication, innovation, transparency, customer service, and accountability. HWIS has a strong academic reputation. Students perform well above average and are accepted at top tier independent schools. (www.hwis.org).
HWIS is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic individual to join a team of talented teachers who are educating in English in a preschool to Grade 8 immersion program several subjects with a focus on upper elementary grades. Position reports to Head of School and is for the 2021-22 academic year in NYC - Metro West. The Head Teacher will be responsible for teaching English language and Humanities to elementary school students. S/He will have a solid understanding and commitment to the vision of the language immersion model. S/He will possess an excellent command of the language/instruction of English in order to model, teach and maintain high academic standards as well as adhere to the language policy of the classroom and HWIS.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Creates a safe and inviting environment for learning, physically and emotionally.
Understands research-based practices in curriculum design and pedagogy.
Uses instructional practices that foster learning for all students by practicing differentiation.
Effectively and positively manages classroom.
Maintains positive and frequent communication with parents
Is actively involved in the school community, participating in school co-curricular activities, events, professional development meetings, etc.
Maintains accurate and correct records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
Performs other duties, as assigned by the supervisor
Bachelors or master’s degree in elementary education
Teacher Certification in appropriate subject area preferred
Experience in the classroom preferred
Open-minded, enthusiastic, and demonstrates a willingness to embrace a unique, multicultural school culture
Knowledge of curriculum development and pedagogical strategies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Organizational and classroom management skills
Strong technological skills, including internet, MS office, use of technology in classroom
We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, life insurance, 401K and more.
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume.
We regret that we can not respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.