Middle School Dance Teacher (Available Immediately)

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Dance Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Boys Prep Bronx 

Bronx, NY

About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided by our four core values of community (sisterhood/brotherhood), scholarship, responsibility, and merit. Our teaching model is designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners. At Public Prep we believe zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted and that all scholars should be on a predictable path to and through college.  

Our network comprises 6 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-5)

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School II (Grades Pre-K-1)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School (Grades PreK-4)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)

What Sets Us Apart

In addition to the academic work, Public Prep emphasizes social-emotional learning as critical to supporting the whole child. Relationship-building is the lever that moves adults to move students and that moves families to invest time and energy in schools. Each school has a committed leadership team and staff that strives to work collaboratively to build a warm, joyful culture of rigor. Public Prep is committed to investing in our adult learning culture. As a team member at Public Prep you can anticipate a learning environment where growth mindset, humility and data informed decision making is evident through professional development that takes place within coaching cycles, observation and feedback, and targeted professional development opportunities within the network and from outside providers.  

In 2020, all of our campuses were recognized by NYS as Recognition Schools for their high academic achievement and strong progress. Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa described them as “exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources.” This honor has been bestowed upon the top 15% of schools in New York State. 

We offer a competitive salary, retirement packages, comprehensive health and wellness benefits and other employment perks. We offer ongoing professional development and leadership training programs to support long-term career growth and trajectory. For more details about our benefits package, visit our website at

Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

Joining our team at Public Preparatory Network

Boys Prep Bronx is seeking a Dance Teacher to join our team. The Dance Instructor plays a critical role in ensuring our students can express themselves in a variety of forms, gain exposure to and knowledge about the arts, and develop strong character.

The Dance Instructor will meet regularly with grade level teachers, school leaders, and other specials teachers in order to build on the existing Public Prep arts curriculum, which is inclusive of New York State standards. The Dance Instructor is responsible for creating robust and interdisciplinary units for students through this collaboration. The Dance Instructor will also work closely with School Aides, who provide non-academic support for the school.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Clearly defined processes and structures for planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting that include designing curriculum and assessments that balance a pre- designed, codified set of content-based standards with students’ individual needs and learning styles.
  • Coaching tools and strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
  • Continuous feedback and evaluation for themselves and students based on the development of individualized goals for performance that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and time-bound.
  • Collaborating with all team members
  • Maintaining records of students’ academic progress, behavior, and character development
  • Communicating with families and building community with them through annual home visits and other school events
  • Attending IEP meeting and ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed
  • Completing duties as assigned by the Principal to support and strengthen the community such as breakfast, lunch, or dismissal duty


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • An M.A., Ed.M. or Master’s degree in dance content area
  • New York State Certification strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time dance instructor at an elementary or middle school
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to single-sex education
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • A strong work ethic and a sense of humor

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Dance Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Boys Prep Bronx 

Bronx, NY

About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


$61,000 - $81,000


Comprehensive Benefits Package

Comprehensive Benefits Package


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bronx, NY
Associated Location
192 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10451, USA
5th Floor

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