We are seeking a Special Education Teacher to teach Middle School ELA or Math. 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, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards 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
Communicate regularly with the Center for Special Education regarding special education students’ needs
Write and update Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Refer students for initial and repeat evaluations
Ensure compliance with all pertinent special education laws and policies
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 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
Two years of special education teaching experience in grades 6-8 preferred
New York State certification in special education preferred
Proven success with high-quality progressive pedagogy preferred
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
A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level
Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies. The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, a very strong work ethic, an inner drive for excellence, and will thrive working in 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.