Our team is looking for a K-8 electives/co-curricular generalist teacher to lead instruction in music, art, drama, PE, dance, or technology. 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, art, drama, PE, dance, or technology curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards 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
Minimum of two years full-time co-curricular classroom teaching experience required. Four or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred.
Strong track record of student achievement and performance 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
Highly thoughtful and reflective, committed to always getting smarter with colleagues, reflecting on mistakes, welcoming feedback and making continual adjustments in your practice
New York State teaching certification preferred
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.