|Job Title||Middle School Special Education Teacher|
|Posting Date||January 15th, 2013|
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 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.
· Feel a passionate commitment to serving the needs of our students, and an equal commitment to helping your colleagues learn and grow as educators.
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. With a team of great teachers, you will create your own curriculum and lessons, in line with HVA’s mission and standards. You’ll set ambitious goals for your students and inspire them to give their very best effort every day.
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 have a record of high performance in your past teaching. 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!
Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA standardsInspire students to hold themselves to a high standard of academics and characterEstablish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environmentAnalyze assessment data and use it to inform your instructionCollaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standardsMaintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferencesContribute to the school community by leading a club, reading community, or athletic team
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 studentsVery strong demonstrated track record of student achievement in your past teachingDemonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly environmentA strong sense of personal accountability for student achievementUnshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high levelDesire to work with folks who are super smart, and who take their work very seriously