The Founding Teacher will be responsible for facilitating Pre-K students’ emotional and intellectual development within a nurturing classroom environment. They will be intimately familiar with the Montessori approach, and demonstrate the ability to leverage a progressive philosophy in relationships with students and families. Alongside a team of dedicated educators and leaders, the ideal candidate will work tirelessly to build a collaborative, respectful school community that values student empowerment.
Create lesson plans and curricula centered around students’ developing social, intellectual, and emotional skills
Promote student independence, intellectual curiosity and intrinsic motivation
Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
Monitor and assess progress to identify individual student needs
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 Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
Certification in progress (must be completed within 3 years of employment)
Two years of teaching experience in Pre-K is preferred
Experience teaching in a Montessori school, preferably in an urban setting
Patience and excellent observational, communication, and diagnostic skills.
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.