Founding Teacher, Pre-K


Harlem Village Academies

The Opportunity:

The Founding Teacher will be responsible for facilitating Pre-K students’ emotional and intellectual development within a nurturing classroom environment. They will be intimately familiar with the Montessori approach, and demonstrate the ability to leverage a progressive philosophy in relationships with students and families.


– Create lesson plans and curricula centered around students’ developing social, intellectual, and emotional skills

– Promote student independence, intellectual curiosity and intrinsic motivation

– Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment

– Monitor and assess progress to identify individual student needs

– 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 Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

– CLASS certification

– Two years of teaching experience in Pre-K is preferred

– Experience teaching in a Montessori school, preferably in an urban setting

– Patience and excellent observational, communication, and diagnostic skills.

– A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement

– Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level

Please submit an application through the careers section of our website.