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PreK Special Education Teacher

Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) is seeking general and special education teachers dedicated to progressive teaching practices and providing high quality educational opportunities to underserved communities. Our pioneering educational model combines rigorous, developmentally appropriate 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, developmentally appropriate curriculum and lessons
  • Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
  • With guidance, analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Plan for accommodations and modifications so that all students have access to the curriculum
  • Completes all required paperwork and documentation pertaining to IEP services for students in their class, including but not limited to: teacher reports, IEP progress monitoring, etc.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences
  • Communicate effectively with families and guardians regarding child development and progress
  • Attend professional development focused on the development of best practices to foster student learning


  • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and a team-first
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education; NYS Teaching Certification Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2
  • 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
  • Background check required

Benefits for Teachers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 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
  • Out of classroom behavior support
  • Bright, environmentally friendly building with outdoor access
  • Steps from 6 train (two stops from Manhattan) and Interstate 87