Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) is seeking a teacher dedicated to progressive teaching practices and providing high quality educational opportunities to underserved communities. Our pioneering educational model combines rigorous, college preparatory instruction with on-site social-emotional supports for our unique population of general community and child welfare students.

Our outstanding educators are provided with unmatched opportunities for rewarding professional growth, are committed to using data to improve student results, possess exceptional professionalism, and embrace our school’s belief that all students, regardless of economic status or family structure, are entitled to learn in a system that gives them the best chance for success.

Join our team as we pave the way for children in foster care in our groundbreaking academic program.

Located just two stops from Manhattan in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, our unique educational model combines rigorous, data-driven instruction with a variety of on-site social-emotional supports for our distinctive population of general community and child welfare students.


  • Collaborate with a co-teacher to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Inspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their education
  • Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
  • With guidance, analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences


  • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Masters Degree in Special Education Preferred; NYS Teaching Certification
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unwavering conviction that all students can learn at a high level

Benefits for Teachers:

  • Competitive Salary (outpaces DOE scale)
  • 401k Contribution Matching
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Generous Leave Policy + All DOE Holidays
  • Professional development, with a focus on social-emotional learning
  • Family-style community meal program, including healthy breakfast and lunch for teachers
  • Tuition reimbursement available to qualifying team members

School Amenities:

  • Comprehensive mental health services for students and families
  • Interactive White Boards in all classrooms and chromebooks for students
  • Out of classroom behavior support
  • Bright, environmentally friendly building with outdoor access
  • Steps from 6 train (two stops from Manhattan) and Interstate 87