SY 2024-2025 PreK Montessori Teacher

Position Details

  • Job Title: SY 2024-2025 PreK Montessori Teacher
  • Department: Elementary School
  • Job Category: Instruction

The Opportunity

2024-2025 school year is our fourth year in existence as a Montessori program, we are looking for individuals who are excited by and comfortable with being part of this new chapter in HVA history. 

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 teacher will be responsible for facilitating age 3-6 year olds' 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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

  • Certification in progress (must be completed within 3 years of employment)

  • 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience required, 5+ years of teaching experience 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

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $62,000 - $104,000, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Final salary may be adjusted based on experience and qualifications. HVA is committed to providing our team with a range of benefit offerings at a competitive value.

Organizational Culture

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.

 

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