School Mission Statement

J Paul Taylor Academy, in alliance with families at the school and community, will offer a rigorous, well rounded Spanish Acquisition, project based instructional program in a smaller school to promote academic excellence for the diverse students of the Las Cruces area.

Nuestra Declaración de Misión

J. Paul Taylor Academy, en alianza con las familias de la escuela y la comunidad, ofrecerá un riguroso programa de instrucción basada en proyectos y adquisición del lenguaje español. En un ambiente de aprendizaje pequeño, para promover la excelencia académica de los estudiantes diversos del área de Las Cruces.

Current Job Openings

Paul Taylor Academy, a kindergarten through 8th grade pubic charter school, is seeking motivated teachers and support staff in the following areas. Our public charter school focuses on Spanish acquisition and project based learning. In addition to these focal points, we believe our students' education is well-rounded through a strong music and art program.

Executive Director / Principal

Executive Director

 Paul Taylor Academy seeks a strong and energetic educational leader to begin July 1, 2018.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 26, 2018 at 4pm  (MST). 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • New Mexico Educational Administration License (by May 4)
  • Current resident of the Las Cruces area or willing to relocate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school
  • 5 years of administrative experience including experience in:
    • writing budgets
    • writing curriculum
    • school management
    • building a school community with staff and families
    • ordering materials and supplies
  • New Mexico charter school leadership experience 

How to Apply:

Please click here for a job application and submit it with a resume and a list of at least three professional references to:

J. Paul Taylor Academy
Attn: Executive Director Search Committee 
402 W. Court Bldg. 2
Las Cruces, NM  88005


Email the completed application, resume, and references to:

Music Teacher

J. Paul Taylor Academy is seeking a half-time music teacher to teach general music to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade and orchestra to students in 4th grade through 8th grade.  Please read the  job description  for more details.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Possess a New Mexico teacher license with music endorsements for grades kinder through 8th.
  2. Ability to conduct orchestra with direct knowledge in violin, viola and cello (potentially bass).
  3. Teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Over 3 years classroom teaching experience
  2. Accomplished violin, viola and/or cello musician
  3. Conducting experience

Gifted Facilitator

J. Paul Taylor Academy is seeking a part-time (.45 FTE) gifted facilitator teacher to instruct our gifted students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Please read the Gifted Facilitators Job Description Document  for more details.

Required Qualifications:

  1. New Mexico teacher license in special education w/ gifted endorsement
  2. Teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Over 3 years classroom teaching experience
  2. Experience with gifted services
  3. Experience managing IEPs