8th Grade Reading TeacherPosted by: Harlem Village Academies
Posted date: 10/24/2013
Location: New York
Position: 8th Grade Reading Teacher, 2013-14 School Year
Start date: Immediate start (October-November 2013)
Subject: 8th Grade Reading
Location: Harlem, New YorkOUR VISION
Our vision is for our students to become intellectually sophisticated, wholesome in character, avid readers, independent thinkers, and compassionate individuals who make a meaningful contribution to society.
Teachers here have more than a voice: we are trusted every day to make important decisions for our schools. Each of us is passionate about creating a rich intellectual life for ourselves and our students. We deeply value the craft of excellent teaching. As educators, we are constantly digging deeper into the intricacies of learning and student work. We plan curriculum together, observe each other’s lessons, and talk all the time about teaching. We are lit up with entrepreneurial drive, and the intellectual energy is palpable.As a Harlem Village Academies teacher, you will . . .
· Work every day with the best: an amazing team of talented, hardworking, fun, intelligent colleagues, who are passionate about educational excellence. · Experience unparalleled professional development. Share best practices with colleagues and receive personalized instructional coaching from master educators throughout the year. · Feel empowered and respected. Make important curriculum and instructional decisions. Serve with a team of teachers to make innovative decisions about school culture and systems. The Opportunity
As a middle school teacher with Harlem Village Academies, you will lead your students to master rigorous academic standards, take ownership of their education and exemplify fine character.
Our ideal candidate is a smart, passionate, and experienced educator, with an unshakeable belief that all students can learn at the highest level. Your deep knowledge of your subject is matched only by your ability to inspire students to love it like you do. You build caring, strong relationships with students. You get around any obstacle to accomplish ambitious goals. You’re genuinely warm and kind, and thrive on a dynamic team. And you love to learn and improve your teaching!Responsibilities
· Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA standards
· Inspire students to hold themselves to a high standard 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 your instruction
· Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
· Maintain strong relationships with students’ families, including phone calls and conferencesQualifications
· Minimum of two years full-time classroom teaching experience required; four or more years of teaching experience preferred.
· Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
· Very strong track record of student achievement in your past teaching
· Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly environment
· A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
· Conviction that all students can learn at a high level
· Desire to work with folks who are super smart, and who take their work very seriouslyHow To Apply
First, learn about us! Review our website (www.harlemvillageacademies.org) and consider whether Harlem Village Academies is the place for you. If it is, apply through the Careers section of our website. Are you the needle in the haystack that we’re looking for?
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates with less than two years of full-time teaching experience will not be considered for full-time teaching positions, but we urge you to contact us after your second year of teaching or explore another opportunity with us.