The Lead Teacher Fellowship is a unique opportunity for those who are eager to jump right into a salaried elementary teaching position at Harlem Village Academies while benefiting from support systems through Progressive Education Institute coursework and on-site mentoring from experienced educators.
The Progressive Education Institute strives to create teacher-leaders who are passionate about learning for their students as well as for themselves. We believe that becoming a great teacher is not about acquiring a set of techniques to be copied and repeated. It’s about developing a deep understanding of learning theory, child development, content knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge that can be applied in any instructional situation. That understanding comes at the intersection of observation, study, practice, reflection, and revision – all within the context of a collaborative teaching community.
Join an incredible community of educators who are passionate about progressive pedagogy while embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.
Earn an MA and NYS certification through evening and weekend coursework
Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards, curriculum, and progressive pedagogical philosophy
Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups and other learning work
Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of academics and character
Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
Analyze assessment data and use it to inform and differentiate instruction
Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in any field
At least two years of teaching experience in grades pre-K-5
A commitment to developing progressive pedagogy
Strong track record of student achievement in your past teaching
Ability to create a class environment in which students feel safe, supported and challenged to engage deeply in meaningful work
Deep dedication to learning and developing your teaching craft
A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level