2nd Grade ELA Teacher

ARISE Academy, New Orleans, LA
ARISE Schools is a New Orleans-based network of high performing schools which includes ARISE Academy, founded in 2008 and located in the Upper 9th Ward, and Mildred Osborne Charter School, founded in 2013 and located in the Kenilworth area. ARISE Schools currently serves over 1,000 students in Kindergarten to 8th grade. ARISE Schools is seeking passionate and innovative leaders to join our team as we work to fulfill our mission of closing the achievement gap for our scholars.

Scholars, Families, & Staff

    • Works hard every day to deliver on the promise of an outstanding education for all students
    • Cares about others and treats others with respect
    • Communicates proactively with team members
    • Puts in effort outside of the classroom to build relationships with students and families
    • Regularly communicates with parents through phone calls, emails, and notes
    • Participates in school committees throughout the academic year

Instructional Delivery

    • Deeply understands the grade level standards for the grade/subject
    • Differentiates instruction based on student needs
    • Modifies long term plans and unit plans as needed
    • Submits weekly lesson plans for feedback and revises once feedback is given
    • Designs rigorous daily, weekly and unit assessments
    • Has a clear system for tracking student data
    • Reteaches content based on data trends as necessary
    • Sets and monitors progress on academic goals with students and families
    • Approaches instruction with a sense of urgency: Every minute counts!
    • Organizes and leads field trips

Constant Learning

    • Views feedback as a welcome opportunity to improve and practice
    • Constantly reflects on successes and areas for growth
    • Actively participates in summer intensive professional development, and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
    • Actively participates in weekly observations and coaching sessions

Personal Organization & Responsibilities

    • Assumes responsibility for student achievement
    • Maintains accurate records of attendance, homework, and grades using computerized data systems
    • Meets professional responsibilities through efficient work habits
    • Participates in the daily functions of the school including morning duty, lunch, recess and dismissal


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • At least 2 years of lead teaching experience
    • Strong content knowledge of Louisiana Grade Level Expectations
    • Strong knowledge of behavior management skills and techniques
    • Capable of working with challenging behaviors
    • Willingness to grow, receptive to feedback
    • Strong drive, work ethic, and organizational skills
    • Flexibility, a team player attitude, and ready to tackle to new or challenging situations

Physical Requirements

    • 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.)


    • Competitive salary based on experience. 
    • A competitive benefits package is also offered, including the opportunity to participate in health insurance, dental insurance, & 403(b) retirement matching.
Arise 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.