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Lead Teacher

  • Teach multiple core courses in a primary or elementary school grade or a subject-specific sixth through eighth-grade course. 
  • Write and execute engaging, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate lesson plans that challenge students to meet learning goals.
  • Use evaluation and data-driven understanding of your students to drive teaching decisions.
  • Manage school-day routines and environments to ensure safety, academic performance, and holistic growth.
  • Build genuine relationships with families through formal and informal written correspondence, meetings, volunteer opportunities, and overall collaboration toward our students’ growth.
  • Advise students, lead electives, and contribute holistically to our culture and mission.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and a thoughtful, team-oriented approach.
  • Reflect on and improve professional practices with mission focus, depth, and honesty.
About Harlem Academy:
 
Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K – 8) that drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world. Please peruse our website for more information about our school culture and strong results – and everything else that makes HA uniquely positioned in the New York City education landscape. 
 
Responsibilities:
 
Harlem Academy’s lead teachers must possess outstanding skills for maximizing learning and a resolve to do whatever it takes to help build a school in Harlem that rivals the best private schools in New York City.  Lead teachers:
 
  • Teach multiple core courses in a lower school grade or a subject-specific sixth through eighth-grade core course. 
  • Write and execute engaging, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate lesson plans that challenge students to meet learning goals.
  • Use evaluation and data-driven understanding of your students to drive teaching decisions.
  • Manage school-day routines and environments to ensure safety, academic performance, and holistic growth.
  • Build genuine relationships with families through formal and informal written correspondence, meetings, volunteer opportunities, and overall collaboration toward our students’ growth.
  • Advise students, lead electives, and contribute holistically to our culture and mission.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and a thoughtful, team-oriented approach.
  • Reflect on and improve professional practices with mission focus, depth, and honesty.
 
Qualifications:
 
Qualified applicants should have 3+ years of experience and must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, strong written and oral communication skills, a record for maintaining a professional work ethic, strong planning, and demonstrated skills for academic instruction and general student supervision. A relevant master’s degree is preferred but not required based on demonstrated skills.  
 
Benefits:
 
Harlem Academy offers a challenging and supportive work environment, leadership and professional growth opportunities, generous health benefits, 10 weeks of paid vacation, and an annual salary of $45,000 to $75,000. 
 
To apply:
 
Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Kristy Castro, Primary and Elementary School Director (for K-5) or Eric James, Middle School Director (6-8) via careers@harlemacademy.org. The cover letter should be no more than one page and should describe your capacity for contribution to our school’s mission. In your email, please list the position(s) you are interested in, salary requirements, and how you heard about Harlem Academy.
 
Equal opportunity employer:
 
Harlem Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.  We welcome candidates who will contribute to our diversity.
 
Furthermore, we value and respect all types of diversity and strongly encourage applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment, and we are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting those from minority and disadvantaged groups. We want to live in a world that recognizes the inherent strengths that come from different viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures and experiences. As a team, we have taken on a commitment to examining our unconscious biases and want to work towards an equitable, peaceful, and just world.
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Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K-8) that drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.