About FirstLine Schools
In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans. We currently operate several PreK-8 public charter schools in New Orleans. Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans.
Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers. Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.
FirstLine’s Vision Of Teaching Excellence:
We develop teachers at FirstLine by focusing on excellence in teaching. To do so, we coach teachers and center professional development on our Vision of Excellence in Teaching rubric the components of which include:
On Task (Maintaining high expectations and maximizing instructional time)
Essential Content (Planning effectively)
Cognitive Engagement (Maintaining High Academic Expectations and Building Thinking Skills)
Demonstration of Learning (Leading Instruction, Checking for Understanding, Responding to Student Misunderstanding)
Community of Learners (Establishing Expectations and Responding to Student Behaviors)
FirstLine Schools is currently seeking talented, passionate teachers at our (Pre) K-8 schools. At FirstLine Schools, we know that it is the effectiveness of our teachers that matters the most when it comes to impacting the success of our students. To ensure that we are an organization of excellent teachers, we expect our teachers to demonstrate effectiveness through our Vision of Teaching Excellence. Teachers will be responsible for implementing the teaching curriculum, ensuring the success of our students, and working with a team of teachers within the school and network community.
Education & Experience:
2 or more years of lead teaching (as the teacher of record), Preferred
Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school,preferred
A BA or BS
A strong background in and command of content area
Louisiana Teacher Certification Completed or in progress (or be eligible to hold for our out-of-state applicants)
Desired Qualities & Characteristics:
Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous college or career prep curriculum
Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations
Take personal responsibility
Collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders
Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Model the FirstLine Commitments:
We Keep Learning
We Work Together
We are Helpful
We are the SafeKeepers of our Community
We Share Joy
We Show Results
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)
TEACHER reports to: School Principal/Assistant Principal
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.
FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.