Elementary School Music Teacher [Immediate]

Elementary School Music Teacher [Immediate]

Harlem Village Academies
Harlem, NY
Posted On:
November 1, 2019


Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute.

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.

-Develop and teach highly engaging, rigorous music curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards, curriculum, and progressive pedagogy
-Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups, and other learning work
-Build strong, lasting relationships with students while encouraging them to hold themselves to high standards for 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 through phone calls and conferences
-Contribute to the school community by attending school events and leading a club, reading group, athletic team, or other initiative


-Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education/teaching, with student teaching or equivalent experience
-Two years of teaching experience in grades K-5 preferred
-New York State teaching certification preferred
-Commitment to progressive pedagogy, e.g. using inquiry, problem solving, and discussion to help students develop deep conceptual understanding
-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

How to Apply


First, learn about us! Review our website and consider whether Harlem Village Academies is the place for you. If your skills and experience are a match for this role, please apply through the careers section of our website.

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.