Certified Middle School ELA Teacher (2018-2019)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/18/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Harlem Village Academies

Harlem Village Academies is a K-12 charter network committed to the ideals of progressive education. Based in Harlem, HVA is also the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute


The Opportunity

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.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards, curriculum and progressive pedagogical philosophy
  • Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups and other learning work
  • Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of 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, including phone calls and conferences


Qualifications 

  • Two years of teaching experience preferred, in grades 3-8
  • Solid understanding of the essentials of effective literacy instruction
  • Strong track record of student achievement 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
  • Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • Highly thoughtful and reflective, committed to always getting smarter with colleagues, reflecting on mistakes, welcoming feedback and making continual adjustments in your practice


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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