New York,NY, usa
Harlem Village Academies (https://harlemvillageacademies.org/) 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 (https://harlemvillageacademies.org/careers/professional-learning/).
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 (https://harlemvillageacademies.org/progressive-education/) 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
-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; have a positive mindset; a very strong work ethic; and an inner drive for excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.