Dean of Student and Family Affairs (2018-2019)

Harlem Village Academies

Harlem Village Academies is a K-12 charter network committed to the ideals of progressive education. Based in Harlem, HVA is also the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute

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.


  • Support and promote the school’s culture, professional values and standards, and serve as a role model to all students
  • Build and reinforce lasting relationships with families to support students’ success, including regular phone calls and conferences
  • Supervise students who have been removed from the classroom and ensure proper follow-up, involving faculty and families as appropriate
  • Support the infusion of character education and values into all aspects of school life
  • Partner with and support teachers on building strong classroom cultures and fostering positive behavior in all students
  • Build students’ skills for independently preventing and resolving disagreements
  • Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of academics and character
  • Manage all suspension protocols, including ensuring alternative instruction
  • Develop, implement, and manage student attendance plans to ensure 97% school wide attendance and timely arrival 


  • Three years full-time classroom teaching experience strongly preferred, preferably in grades pre-K-8.
  • A team player, with a strong work ethic and consistent follow-through
  • Very strong understanding of the social and emotional development of children
  • Exceptionally effective at building lasting and meaningful relationships with elementary aged students and their families
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong track record of student achievement in your past roles
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for school wide student achievement and social emotional growth
  • An unshakable conviction that all students can learn at a high level

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