Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the lab school for the Progressive Education Institute. The Assistant Pre-K Teacher will be a part of a founding team that will open the HVA Pre-K for its very first school year in August 2021.
The Assistant Pre-K Teacher will be responsible for partnering with the Lead Pre-K Teacher to ensure the students’ emotional and intellectual development within a nurturing classroom environment. They will be experienced assistant teachers familiar with the Montessori approach and have strong experience nurturing the growth of pre-kindergarten students. Alongside a team of dedicated educators and leaders, the ideal candidate will work tirelessly to build a collaborative, respectful classroom community that values student empowerment.
Support Montessori practices and lesson plans 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
Get to know each child extremely well to identify individual student interests and needs
Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
Assistant Teacher Certification required (must be certified within 3 months of employment)
At least two years of teaching experience in Pre-K is preferred
Experience teaching in a Montessori school, preferably in an urban setting
Passion for building a strong relationship with each individual child
Demonstrated ability to create a positive, organized, student centered classroom culture
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.