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.
Develop and teach highly engaging, rigorous music curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards, curriculum, and progressive pedagogy
Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups, and other learning work
Build strong, lasting relationships with students while encouraging them to hold themselves to high standards for 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 your instruction
Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
Maintain close relationships with families through phone calls and conferences
Contribute to the school community by attending school events and leading a club, reading group, athletic team, or other initiative
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education/teaching, with student teaching or equivalent experience
Two years of teaching experience in grades K-12 preferred
New York State teaching certification preferred
Commitment to progressive pedagogy, e.g. using inquiry, problem solving, and discussion to help students develop deep conceptual understanding
Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level
Highly thoughtful and reflective, committed to always getting smarter with colleagues, reflecting on mistakes, welcoming feedback, and making continual adjustments in your practice
All team members are passionately and deeply committed to the mission, vision, and values of Harlem Village Academies; have a positive and professional attitude; exhibit a very strong work ethic; and possess an inner drive for personal and professional excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.