THE GAYNOR DIFFERENCE: UNLOCKING EACH STUDENT’S POTENTIAL
A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
Nearly 400 students ages three to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays such as dyslexia. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success.
Our expert staff provides an unparalleled level of personal attention in a nurturing environment allowing students to be academically challenged, yet supported every step of the way.
Children leave Stephen Gaynor School full of smiles and self-confidence, well-prepared for the next step on their educational journey.
Stephen Gaynor School recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community.
Respect. Honesty. Courage. These three distinct words have significant meaning at Stephen Gaynor School. Celebrating diversity in learning styles has been a core value at Gaynor for more than 50 years.
Stephen Gaynor School is dedicated to promoting and advocating for diversity and inclusion within our school community. We celebrate many types of diversity including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, sexual orientation, family configuration, language, gender and adoption status.
Responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes, and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional behavior through sport and play; that discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
Teaching knowledge and skills in physical education
Evaluating each student’s progress in physical skills and social growth
Demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, and fundamentals of body movement
Leading students through a multitude of engaging physical education activities that promote self-confidence, teamwork and physical health
Provide coach support for afterschool sports program
Willing to display a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and to promoting inclusion, belonging and equity through their work in the classroom and school community
Qualification and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree preferred
Experience working with children with learning differences preferred
Independent school teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs
Strong communication and organizational skills (both written and verbal)
Sets a respectful, collaborative, and positive tone, and recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community
Ability to be flexible to adjust with classroom instruction
Will display time management to maximize student learning
Sets a respectful and positive tone in the classroom
Proficient in Google Workspace (Drive, Docs & Sheets) and Microsoft Office
Proof of vaccination required
Stephen Gaynor School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please apply online at Employment Opportunities
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: It is the policy of the Stephen Gaynor School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, special education school for bright children with learning differences ages three to fourteen. Founded in 1962, Gaynor provides a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential. What truly distinguishes Gaynor is its individualized curriculum, designed to fit the learning styles of each and every child, paced at his/her level.
Stephen Gaynor School recently expanded to a two-building campus totaling nearly 80,000 square feet. The expansion has allowed the school to grow both academically and in the arts, reaching more children with learning differences.
Gaynor is known for attracting outstanding faculty and practitioners and is a leading special education school in New York City.