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Elementary School Spanish/ENL Teacher

Elementary School Spanish/ENL Teacher

About Us:
Prospect Schools is a high-performing, intentionally diverse, K-12 college preparatory charter network with seven schools in Brooklyn. We have set a vision to become, by 2025, the leading network of intentionally diverse schools where students and educators can work, learn, and thrive. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
Our experienced team of leaders and educators works hard every day to prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and develop a lifelong passion for learning. We are committed to offering a rigorous educational experience to all of our students regardless of background, familial income, or geography, because we believe all children have the right to a high quality education. The strong relationships across our communities allows us to push our mission forward each day for more than 2,100 students.
Our Core Values are:
  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance
About the Role:

Prospect Schools is seeking an organized, flexible, and mission-driven Spanish and English as a New Language (ENL) Teacher to join our vibrant educational team. This role is pivotal in crafting a bilingual learning environment that fosters inclusivity, respect for cultural diversity, and a love for lifelong learning. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our students' academic and personal development, preparing them for a globalized world. You will help to create a classroom that is a warm, well-structured, and organized learning environment where consistent routines and expectations are set for their students and yourself. Our goal is to offer students numerous chances to try, fail, and grow. We rely on data to inform progress and our decision-making process, all while engaging in culturally responsive pedagogy. At all times, Prospectors —  students and staff alike — should strive for deeper and higher-order questioning and thinking. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach a designated amount of sections of a specific content area

  • Use assessment data, student work, and other information to inform plans for student and class objectives; For ML/ELL students this will also include using the NYSITELL, NYSESLAT, and other formative assessments to monitor ML/ELL students' progress as language learners

  • Develop and execute engaging, innovative lesson plans tailored to various learning styles and proficiency levels. Utilize a range of resources creatively to enhance learning outcomes.

  • Work closely with our school Principal, Department Head, and subject teachers to continuously improve and iterate on relevant curricula

  • Operate with the belief that all students can and want to learn.

  • Prioritize each student’s academic and social-emotional development.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to share research-based practices for teaching ML/ELL students 

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in education strongly preferred

  • NYS teaching certification preferred

  • Experience working with or teaching students who are learning a new language (Multilingual Learners) Fluent in both Spanish and English, with a deep understanding of linguistic nuances

  • Solid grounding in educational theories and practices, especially in world language instruction and/or bilingual education.

  • An active community builder who believes in collaborating across teams and functions to achieve results

  • Ability to work with young children, K-5 who present with various learning challenges

  • Create opportunities for students to build self-advocacy skills.

  • An active community builder who believes in collaborating across teams and functions to achieve results.

  • A deep belief in our mission & vision with a strong enthusiasm for integrating public education

Classroom Environment

  • Consistently model our core values and provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice them

  • Set the tone of the classroom as a positive place that fosters both high expectations and student voice and expression 

  • Set clear expectations and institute routines to create a purposeful, supportive, and warm environment for learning

  • Build a classroom community that uses culturally sustaining practices to ensure that students feel safe, valued, and respected by adults and their peers

Parent Partnership

  • Build relationships and provide ongoing progress updates through regular communication with the families of all students in your classroom 

  • Maintain open, effective communication with parents/guardians, providing detailed updates on student progress and strategies for support at home.

  • Utilize family and student feedback to continuously improve the learning experience for your students

  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with families on both an ad hoc basis and during regularly scheduled events, such as Report Card Night 

Adult Culture and Teamwork

  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs

  • Embody a Team First mindset by proactively seeking opportunities to build relationships and collaborate across functional teams, actively participate in professional development opportunities, and engage families and community members

  • Demonstrate a commitment to giving and receiving feedback for continuous growth and learning

  • Engage in learning opportunities designed to promote stronger Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices at Prospect Schools

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree 

  • Prior teaching experience preferred 

  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills, with a keen attention to detail

  • Experience working in a diverse school community 

  • Adept at collaborating and building community with others

The critical features of this job are described above; they may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) or Paid Sick Time (PST) based on date of hire and hours worked per week

  • 401(K) and Roth IRA with a 4% employer match with a 3-year vesting schedule

  • Flexible spending accounts, including Transit Commuter Options, Health Care FSA, and Dependent Care FSA options

  • Ancillary insurance, including Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program with free expert support services to assist with a variety of life issues, from family care to mental health services

  • PTO buyback policy 


Employees at Prospect Schools are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. The salary range for this role is from $61,500-$102,880 based on experience.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Prospect Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind, including based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Prospect Schools will not sponsor international candidates.