Associate Teacher (English) – Grade 1, Lower Division

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  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Company Description


A top-tier school in New York City. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. There is no place quite like Avenues.


Collaboration here isn’t a buzzword: it’s woven into everything we do given that our students in grades 1-5 alternate their days between their English and Target Language classrooms.

  • Teacher teams composed of English and Spanish teachers or English and Chinese teachers share two classes of students
  • Teacher teams share responsibility for teaching curriculum that promotes their students’ social, emotional and academic growth in both languages.
  • Given this structure teacher teams communicate daily to plan lessons and discuss student progress
  • Additionally teachers collaborate with fellow grade-level and language colleagues during weekly meetings.

Job Description


  • Collaborate intensively with English and target language (Spanish or Chinese) partners to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs 
  • Co-design and teach innovative curriculum that engages all learners in meaningful and challenging work that cultivates real-world problem solving skills and develops social responsibility
  • Deeply connect with students, colleagues and parents to vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect.
  • Invoke a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to deeply value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Participate actively in ongoing professional learning



  • Student teaching or equivalent experience with children in grades 1-5
  • Understanding of instructional skills to teach through a balanced literacy approach in the reading and writing workshop model
  • Experience with problem-based mathematics instruction
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Deep dedication to learning and growing as an educator
  • A respect and appreciation for a diverse community of learners, families and colleagues
  • Ability to embrace change and consider new perspectives
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree encouraged
  • Candidates with diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply

Additional Information

If hired for this position, the annual compensation range is $53,000.00 – $67,000.00, prorated against the start date of the position. The salary may vary depending on your campus location and skills. Competitive benefits for benefits eligible roles include medical, dental, life insurance, 401K savings plan, generous paid time off, family forming benefits, health and wellness benefits and more.

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. 

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks. 

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