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The Gateway Schools Profile

The Gateway Schools are located on Manhattan’s vibrant Upper West Side and serve students with learning disabilities.  An independent Lower School founded in 1965 and expanded to include a Middle School in 2008, Gateway enrolls 135 students between the ages of 5 and 14.  Our students have above average intelligence and have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language based learning disability, a relative weakness in processing and/or attention deficit or a combination thereof.  At Gateway, we address the development of the whole child taking into consideration strengths and deficits in language, cognition, academic skills, gross and fine motor coordination and social development.  In small classes, we combine a rich traditional curriculum with an instructional approach that is direct, multisensory and sequential.  In our Arts program and Center for Educational Enrichment, students solidify and generalize skills and understandings through hands-on learning.  These two programs also foster students’ interests, talents and passions.  Housed in a recently renovated LEED certified facility, we offer an array of afterschool athletic and extracurricular activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of The Gateway Schools to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thank you for your interest in The Gateway Schools.


Positions for the 2014-2015 School Year

LOWER SCHOOL

The Gateway Lower School, serving students ages 5-10, is seeking nurturing and collaborative individuals with a Special Education background to join our teaching team.  

Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  For all Lower School positions, please submit by email to:  Posting135@gatewayschool.org.  Please indicate position of interest in the email subject line.

Head Teacher

The Head Teacher develops, implements and assesses the efficacy of instruction in all subjects for a class of 8 students. The position involves daily collaboration with the Assistant Teacher and other professionals. The ideal candidate is an experienced independent school teacher with a Special Education and Early Childhood/Elementary background and the ability to teach young elementary students of varying abilities within a group. 

Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Special Education and current NYS teaching certification
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of elementary students
  • Strong classroom management, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of students with varying abilities

Assistant Teacher

The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Teacher in the development and implementation of instruction in all subjects for a class of 8 students. The position involves daily collaboration with the Head Teacher and other professionals. The ideal candidate has worked with students with learning disabilities, and is eager to learn from an experienced team of professionals.  

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field
  • Master's degree in Special Education, or enrollment in a Master's program, preferred
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of elementary students
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Library Media Specialist (part-time position)

The School is currently seeking organized, collaborative individuals, with a background in Library Science and Special Education. The Library Media Specialist maintains the library collection and works with Lower School teachers and students, incorporating library skills into classroom curriculum and projects. The position also involves collaboration with Middle School program leaders and faculty to develop and implement literacy-related school projects and events. The ideal candidate has experience working with students with learning disabilities, and is eager to collaborate with a team of professionals.

Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Studies or related field
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • Proficiency with automated cataloging software
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Team oriented, with ability to multi-task and work with volunteers

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Gateway Middle School, serving 5th to 8th grade students, seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about joining a collaborative teaching team, participating in curriculum development, overseeing the academic and social growth of a group of advisees, and assisting in school life generally.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  For all Middle School positions, please submit by email to: Posting125@gatewayschool.org.  Please indicate position of interest in the email subject line.

Humanities Teacher

The Humanities teacher will join our Middle School team as a teacher and homeroom advisor.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher with a strong background in Social Studies, History or Humanities. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education. Bachelor's degree in History, Social Studies, Humanities or English strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching students age 10 or older
  • Independent school and special education teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of pre-adolescents and adolescents
  • Effective classroom management, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of students with varying abilities

English Language Arts Teacher

The English Language Arts teacher will join our Middle School team as a teacher and homeroom advisor.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced reading and writing teacher. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education. Bachelor's degree in English strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching students age 10 or older
  • Independent school and special education teaching experience preferred
  • Training in and experience teaching using Preventing Academic Failure I and II and Basic Writing Skills preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of pre-adolescents and adolescents
  • Effective classroom management, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of students with varying abilities

Math Teacher

The Math teacher will join our Middle School team as a teacher and homeroom advisor.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced Math teacher. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education. Bachelor's degree in Mathematics strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching students age 10 or older
  • Independent school and special education teaching experience preferred
  • Training in and experience teaching using Singapore Math and or Investigations preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of pre-adolescents and adolescents
  • Effective classroom management, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of students with varying abilities