Lower School Teacher

Manhattan
Start Date: August 2017
 

We're seeking a passionate and experienced educator to join our team. We are a startup, where it’s vital that every member of our team shares a “roll-up-your-sleeves-do-whatever-is-needed” attitude.
 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of recent classroom teaching experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in education

  • Experience in K-2 with a strength in literacy

  • Experience designing and implementing hands-on, child-centered learning

  • Must thrive in a collaborative environment especially when it comes to teaching and planning

  • Belief in technology as a medium to learn and create

  • Passion for working with and engaging children in student-driven learning experiences

  • Passion for innovation in education and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • A basic comfort level with STEM subject matter

  • A growth mindset and a drive to foster children’s social emotional capabilities

Pluses:

  • Experience in Design thinking or co-designing with students

  • Experience in Reggio, Montessori approaches
     

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design experiential, project-based learning activities for a mixed-age class (with support and input of the other core Portfolio team members)

  • Curate individual learning activities based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning style

  • Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning objectives and ensure that they’re met

  • Create and/or implement emergent and academically rigorous curriculum in diverse settings for a mixed age classroom

  • Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis
     

Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits

  • Reduced tuition benefit


Interested candidates please email the following items to:  
Dr. Shira Leibowitz, Director of Lower School  shira@portfolio-school.com

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of educational philosophy/personal statement

  • List of five references


Innovation and STEM+C Lower School Teacher

Manhattan
Start Date: August 2017
 

We're seeking a passionate and experienced educator to join our team. We are a startup, where it’s vital that every member of our team shares a “roll-up-your-sleeves-do-whatever-is-needed” attitude.
 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of recent classroom teaching experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in education

  • Experience in K-2 with a strength in STEM subject areas + Computational thinking

  • Facility with making and FAB Lab technologies and software (programing, robotics, lasercutting, 3D printing, Adobe, Corel Draw, etc)

  • Experience designing and implementing hands-on, child-centered learning

  • Must thrive in a collaborative environment especially when it comes to teaching and planning

  • Belief in technology as a medium to learn and create

  • Passion for working with and engaging children in student-driven learning experiences

  • Passion for innovation in education and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • A growth mindset and a drive to foster children’s social emotional capabilities

Pluses:

  • Experience in Design thinking or co-designing with students

  • Experience in Reggio, Montessori approaches

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design experiential, project-based learning activities for a mixed-age class (with support and input of the other core Portfolio team members)

  • Curate individual learning activities based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning style

  • Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning objectives and ensure that they’re met

  • Create and/or implement emergent and academically rigorous curriculum in diverse settings for a mixed age classroom

  • Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis

 

Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits

  • Reduced tuition benefit

 

Interested candidates should please email the following to the director of lower school, Dr. Shira Leibowitz:
shira@portfolio-school.com

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of educational philosophy/personal statement

  • List of five references