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16 Jan 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Co-Principal (Academics), SY 2018-2019

Harlem Village Academies
 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

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.

The Opportunity

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.


Aligned with HVA’s progressive vision, directly manage and support teachers and instructional coaches to produce outstanding instruction and classroom culture

  • Develop teachers through professional learning with a focus on planning, modeling, and in-class coaching – and follow-up with urgency to ensure teachers are effectively implementing what they have learned (e.g., follow-up observations same or next day)
  • Use student achievement data and student work to drive instructional improvement and decisions and to help teachers achieve learning goals
  • Co-lead with principals the teacher performance management process, including direct and clear ongoing feedback, and development
  • Develop, supervise, and support teachers in progressive classroom culture that is respectful, focused, independent and aligned with HVA’s student culture

Lead and continually improve the effective implementation of school systems and structures related to:

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Professional learning
  • Informal daily assessment, including learning targets, as well as regular interim assessments
  • Authentic presentations of learning based on criteria for quality student work
  • State test preparation
  • Communicating student progress to parents and ensuring parents are informed and involved
  • Effective data-driven tutoring to ensure students keep pace daily (rather than catching up)
  • Collaborate with and supervise the Special Education Coordinator to ensure all students are receiving the appropriate services and making appropriate progress toward learning goals
  • Collaborates with the Operations team to ensure the learning environment is beautiful, clean, and designed to support student learning
  • Support the leadership team to ensure effective implementation of logistics necessary for running a well-functioning school, such as scheduling, test administration, and other details


  • At least six years’ experience teaching in an urban setting with a track record of results
  • Exceptional teaching abilities – engaging, sophisticated, effective, and progressive
  • Well-versed in the most important aspects of progressive pedagogy and/or experience in a K-8 suburban, selective, or private progressive school
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to inform instructional decisions
  • Demonstrated experience leading highly effective trainings for teachers around instructional best practices
  • Exceptional results leading others and managing a team to achieve ambitious goals
  • Demonstrated success creating and managing systems and work product
  • Incredibly high excellence bar and ownership over results
  • A team player with a strong work ethic and consistent follow-through
  • Ability to build lasting and meaningful relationships with team members, students, and families
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail


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. Please apply through the Careers section of our website:

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal.

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