K-4 Elementary Teachers, East Harlem Scholars Academy

Position Location: New York, NY

Start Date: August, 2014

About East Harlem Scholars Academy:

Founded upon the 55-year legacy of East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), East Harlem Scholars Academy is a public charter school that prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character and social and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities and to realize their best possible selves. As a vital education center in East Harlem, EHTP operates afterschool programming that provides academic enrichment, college-ready resources and social-emotional support for students in grades K-12. In 2011, EHTP extended its service to the community by opening our public charter school, East Harlem Scholars Academy. Due to the success of Scholars Academy and the growing demand for high-quality public education options in East Harlem, we opened East Harlem Scholars Academy II in 2013. For more information about our guiding principles and academic program, please visit our website at http:www.eastharlemscholars.org.


We believe that great teachers make the difference for our students; without the best teachers, a school cannot succeed. We believe that all children are capable of academic excellence when provided with extraordinary teachers and a strong, achievement oriented school culture that supports students’ diverse needs. Through rigorous, well-planned instruction our teachers push students to reach their full academic potential. In addition to strong academics, our teachers work to create clear systems and structures, as well as a supportive and nurturing learning environment that fosters student academic and social development. We offer our teachers the opportunity to excel in a team-oriented environment through the formation of tight bonds with colleagues and the broader East Harlem community. By providing regular feedback and professional development opportunities, we aim to further the professional growth and development of our instructional leaders. East Harlem Scholars Academy provides both the support and leadership opportunities for teachers to pursue long-term goals and build their careers.

Responsibilities of East Harlem Scholars Academy teachers will include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Development and Instruction
    • Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks
    • Utilize developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula, and instructional materials to present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas
    • Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of learning experiences
  • Positive Classroom and School Culture
    • Create supportive classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academy’s high academic and social expectations for students
    • Contribute fully and generously to school culture by leveraging opportunities for collaboration and community engagement
    • Build partnerships with families of East Harlem Scholars Academy students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning
  • Track and Measure Student Progress
    • Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student
    • Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement
    • Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the East Harlem Scholars Academy community
  • Reflection and Continuous Improvement
    • Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community
    • Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding all students accountable to the expectations set by East Harlem Scholars Academy community

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with diverse populations of students and families
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
  • Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
  • Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values

Educational Background and Work Experience:

  • At least two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions with a strong record of student achievement preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS certifications. For subject area teachers (i.e. art, music, physical education), appropriate educational credentials in the subject in which they will teach; Master’s Degree strongly preferred


Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, East Harlem Scholars Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package.

How to apply

If you are passionate about changing the odds for historically underserved children and communities by improving educational opportunities, please apply via our Careers Page at:


New York City, New York
East Harlem Scholars Academies

1573 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10029, US