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Village Leadership Academy

VLA teachers help students positively transform and advance their communities, nation, and world.

Village Leadership Academy (VLA) seeks highly motivated and creative educators who value social justice, culturally responsive teaching, and student-centered approaches within the classroom. Strong candidates will have at least three to five years of teaching experience, curriculum writing capabilities, excellent subject expertise in indicated interest area(s), and a demonstrated commitment to self-reflection, growth, collaboration, and professionalism. Candidates should also be familiar with project-based learning, principles of restorative justice, liberatory education, youth participatory action research, and educational technology.

Additionally, candidates must have an interest in helping to develop students’ growth mindset and positive learner identities, a strong desire to inspire a love for learning, an enthusiasm for cultural empowerment, an ability to motivate and engage students’ critical thinking across subject areas and real-world problem solving, an appreciation of the core values of VLA, and the capacity to use a variety of pedagogical approaches in the classroom that incorporate students’ funds of knowledge. 

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Those interested in applying may forward resume & cover letter to careers@vlacademy.org

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ITAV’s teachers are truly a third parent in raising our kids and an essential part of our family! We not only lean on them for childcare, we turn to them for emotional support as parents, laughs after a stressful day at work, and honest feedback about what our kids need that we might be missing.

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