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Elementary Music Teacher (2018-2019)
Harlem Village Academies


Harlem Village Academies

Harlem Village Academies is a progressive K-12 charter school network in Harlem affiliated with the Progressive Education Institute. We are passionate about creating a rich intellectual life for students as well as teachers.


Progressive Educational Philosophy

We believe students learn best through experience, deep engagement and discovery. We want our students to be intellectually curious, creative, and independent. We want them to love learning, to be articulate and reflective. Students should spend their school days constructing knowledge, grappling with questions, and doing the intellectual heavy lifting, with teachers as adept guides.


Constant Learning for Teachers

We give our faculty access to the most accomplished master teachers and the most sophisticated professional learning opportunities in the country. We’re learning every day, meeting frequently to discuss our instruction, reflect on our lessons and improve our pedagogy. We’re passionate about creating a rich intellectual life for ourselves and our students.


Who We’re Looking For

Our teachers are smart, passionate educators who believe that all students can learn at the highest level. We look for teachers with a track record of high performance, who inspire students to love learning, and who play very well with others.



  • Develop and teach highly engaging, rigorous music curriculum and 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



  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education/teaching, with student teaching or equivalent experience, preferably in grades pre-K-6
  • Two years of teaching experience preferred, preferably in grades K-5
  • A commitment to developing progressive pedagogy
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing your teaching craft
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • New York State teaching certification preferred





4-year degree


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.

Please apply through the Careers section of our website:

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