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Associate Teacher - Kindergarten (English) - Leave Replacement (1 year)

New York, New York
Early Learning Center (New York)

Position: Associate Teacher - Kindergarten (English) - Leave Replacement (1 year) 
Location: New York, NY



A top-tier school in New York City, offering a trulyglobal education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. 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. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.


Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.


Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second languageand at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms.


  • Support lead teachers to develop and teach engaging, creative curriculum and lessons, aligned with Avenues expectations and approach
  • Lead guided reading groups and support all aspects of balanced literacy instruction
  • Collaborate closely with a team of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers responsible for two classes of students to continually improve student learning and school culture
  • Participate actively in ongoing professional learning
  • Help to build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a joyful community
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families


  • Student teaching or equivalent experience with children in grades N-K
  • Solid understanding of balanced literacy approach
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
  • Superb ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals
  • Curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s candidates in early childhood or bilingual education strongly preferred


Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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