About Us 

Rodeph Sholom School, a Reform Jewish Day School based on the Upper West Side, fosters intellectual curiosity through a challenging independent school academic program in nursery school through 8th Grade. At the heart of Rodeph Sholom is a warm, vibrant community of educators and families, where students are guided by Jewish knowledge, values, and ethics to become self-confident and socially responsible leaders. Our mission is to develop each student’s love of learning and sense of responsibility to themselves and their community through meaningful experiences and intellectual exploration.

Current Openings

Elementary English Language Teacher for Grades 1-4

Supervisor:      Rebecca Hammerman, Head of Elementary Division

Schedule:  Full-time   Start: January 8, 2024


The ideal candidate will have successful experience working with elementary-aged children and their families and should have specific training and/or experience in teaching English to students for whom English is not their first language. They should be adaptable, collaborative, proactive, flexible, personable and warm.


Working hours are generally 7:45 AM  to 3:30 PM; additional hours may be required in the evenings. Teachers are expected to attend faculty meetings on Thursdays from 3:45 PM until 5:00 PM. 


The Elementary ELL Teacher is responsible for the students’ English Language education. While there are broad guidelines for curriculum, given the ages, academic needs and developmental levels of the students, teachers are given significant latitude to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of their particular students. 

The duties of a an ELL teacher include:

  • Planning and preparing of lessons
  • Evaluating students’ progress; writing and sending out written progress reports for each student
  • Preparing and leading parent-teacher conferences twice a year in collaboration with with Head Teachers and/or Learning Specialists 
  • Supervising and interacting with students during lunch and recess 
  • Arriving on time to set up the classroom and staying after the school day to clean the classroom and work on planning for the next day
  • Working with the grade level teams to share ideas and resources to promote consistency within the program
  • Participating in all aspects of school life, including attending team and staff meetings and community events


  • Has experience and enjoys working with elementary aged children
  • Has experience teaching children for whom English is not their first language
  • Supports the mission, vision, values and commitments as outlined on our “About” website page
  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment


  • *Salary range: $60,000 – $90,000; commensurate with experience. *Base faculty salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level and stipends.
  • Generous paid time off (e.g., sick and personal days, holidays, school breaks, summer vacation). 


  • All staff must be fully vaccinated, including booster shots. Proof of vaccination required at the start of employment.


Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from individuals who are passionate about our mission, vision, values, and commitments and commitments as articulated here, including those from underrepresented groups in Jewish education. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination. 


If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Hammerman, Head of Elementary  Division, at rhammerman@rssnyc.org.

UPDATED December 2024

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Rodeph Sholom School does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability; alienage/citizenship status;  arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law); partnership status; familial status; military service; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses; veteran status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Employment decisions are made in a non-discriminatory manner and are based on qualifications, abilities, and merit.  Rodeph Sholom School also prohibits, and will not tolerate, any form of retaliation or reprisal against any employee who reasonably and in good faith complains of discrimination or harassment or provides information in connection with any such complaint.