Bilingual Dance Teacher Job at LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

  • LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School
  • Brooklyn, NY

Job Description


Reports to: Principal/Directora 

Coaching and Support provided by: Dean of Instruction

Employment Terms: 10-month position 


About LEEP Academy

LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School opened its doors in August 2019 as the first charter school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. We use the research-based 90:10 model of Spanish language immersion that helps all students achieve in all subjects while also becoming bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. Our school community is linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse, and we are committed to being a good neighbor in Sunset Park for decades to come. Our school is located at 54th Street and 5th Avenue, in a private building with a long-term lease.

At LEEP Academy, we plan lessons in detail, but not from scratch; we work together from a common set of high-quality curricula in English and Spanish. We collect and analyze formative and summative data. We differentiate instruction and work with families and service providers to meet each child’s needs. We communicate and collaborate. We model our school’s Core Virtues: Cariño, Respeto, Valentía, Gratitud, y Alegría.Teachers work in the range of 50-55 hours per week. Our core work hours are from 7:10am to 4:30pm daily, including a lunch break and prep period. (Students are dismissed at 3:15, except for Fridays when they leave at 1:30pm to allow for professional development.)

LEEP Dual Language Academy offers the following Specials classes for our students: Science, Physical Education/Health, Dance, Art, and Music.


Lead Teacher Responsibilities

  • Executes the mission of LEEP Dual Language Academy 
  • Believes that every child can and will achieve high academic standards, and provides consistent support to our students no matter how challenging the individual situation may be.
  • Consistently reflects on self, as well as instructional practices, to achieve these academic goals
  • Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups and other learning work
  • Plans student learning and individual achievements based on long and short-term goals, and program objectives
  • Analyze assessment data and use it to inform and differentiate your instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences
  • Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials
  • Creates a curriculum that is aligned with NY State standards in their content area
  • Manages the classroom in a positive manner and keeps students on task through the use of Responsive Classroom practices
  • Attends, participates, and facilitates team meetings and professional development opportunities, as well as common planning times
  • Prepares, administers and reviews all required student assessments
  • Meets regular and predictable attendance requirements
  • Provides lunch and/or recess coverage/support for classroom teachers
  • Plans extracurricular events and clubs for students (ex: Soccer Club, Field Day, Student Art Gallery, Science Fair, etc)
  • Some weekends and evenings are required. 


  • Spanish fluency
  • A Bachelor's degree within the field of Education, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid New York State certification or currently enrolled in a certification program
  • At least 2 years of experience working in as a lead teacher in an urban environment
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom and commitment to accountability
  • Belief in and alignment with LEEP’s  core beliefs and educational philosophy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff, administration and the general public.  

Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits


  • Monday to Friday

School subjects:

  • English
  • ESL
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Reading

School type:

  • Charter school


  • Teaching: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Required)


  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person


Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Weekend work, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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