Employment Opportunities

The Speyer Legacy School is a K-8 NYC independent school designed to meet the educational and social emotional needs of accelerated learners. Speyer currently has an enrollment of more than 300 students and is located on 59th Street and Ninth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Speyer continually seeks new members of our school community from diverse backgrounds and with wide ranging experiences. If you are interested in joining our community, please see our employment listings below.

For more information about employment opportunities at The Speyer Legacy School, please email employment@speyerlegacyschool.org.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity among our faculty and staff.

DEBATE TEACHER/DEBATE TEAM COACH

The Speyer Legacy School, an independent K-8 school for accelerated learners in Manhattan, seeks a Debate Teacher/Debate Team Coach. Speyer teachers are expected to be creative, collaborative, and responsive to student needs, even as they also address essential pedagogical challenges and skills to enhance student learning and achievement.

The Debate Teacher/Coach reports to both the Lower School and Middle School heads. This is a faculty position, with primary responsibilities in teaching and coaching debate. Other responsibilities, such as facuty duties and elective teaching, will be determined by the Head of the Middle School.

 Specific responsibilities of the Debate Teacher/Coach include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teach Debate once every other week to students in grades K, 1, and 2. 

  • Teach Debate once a week to students in grades 3 and 4. 

  • Teach Debate once a week to students in grades 5-8. 

  • Check in monthly with the Lower and Middle School heads to discuss curriculum, interdisciplinary initiatives, and participation in culminating events.

  • Attend and participate in Lower School specialist meetings in alternation with Middle School child study meetings.

  • Respond to parents, colleagues, and division heads in person or via phone or email in a timely manner. 

  • Write brief comments for Lower and Middle School report cards.

  • Submit a written curriculum to the Lower and Middle School division heads for their advice and approval. 

  • Adhere to that curriculum, inform teachers regarding current lessons, and collaborate with teachers on special events and projects.

  • Provide coaching for the Debate Team after school for four days each week.

  • Coach or provide coverage for weekend Debate tournaments.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to employment@speyerlegacyschool.org. Speyer encourages applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who will enhance the diversity and inclusive nature of our community.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

FOURTH GRADE TEACHER

The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate full-time Fourth Grade teacher to be a member of the school’s Lower School, joining a team of three fourth grade teachers. This full-time, 10-month position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals and will report to the Head of Lower School. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement motivating lessons in Literacy, Humanities, and Math, which reflect knowledge of curriculum and students’ interests and abilities.

  • Serve as a classroom co-teacher to a group of 17 students.

  • Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.

  • Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral and social-emotional.

  • Prepare student reporting, which includes narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.

  • Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.

  • Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.

  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.

  • Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed.

  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties.

  • Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education.

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.

  • Experience in differentiated instruction.

  • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction; ability to incorporate 21st century skills.

  • Capable of generating high quality instructional materials.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.

  • Skilled in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating and age-appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education degree preferred.

  • Master Degree of Elementary Education preferred.

Application Information
Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references to employment@speyerlegacyschool.org. The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

LOWER SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate full-time Lower School Science teacher for grades K-4 to be a member of the school’s Lower School. This full-time, 10-month position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals and will report to the Head of Lower School. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement motivating lessons in Science, which reflect knowledge of curriculum and students’ interests and abilities.

  • Serve as a classroom co-teacher for Kindergarten.

  • Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.

  • Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral and social-emotional.

  • Prepare student reporting, which includes narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.

  • Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.

  • Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.

  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.

  • Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed.

  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties.

  • Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion  as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities  

  • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education.

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.

  • Experience in differentiated instruction.

  • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction; ability to incorporate 21st century skills.

  • Capable of generating high quality instructional materials.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.

  • Skilled in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating and age-appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or Science Education preferred.

  • Master Degree in Science Education or Education related field preferred.

Application Information
Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references to employment@speyerlegacyschool.org. The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.