5th-8th Grade ELA Teacher (2019-2020)

ARISE Academy, New Orleans, LA
2019-2020
Full-Time
ARISE Academy is a K-8 charter school located in the 9th Ward of New Orleans that proudly serves over 500 students, the majority of which come from the surrounding area. College and career readiness is at the core of our mission: “Passionately raising each student’s academic, physical, and social levels to be successful in high school, college and the world beyond.” Our hope is that through rigorous academics, a caring environment, and community partnerships, our students will have what they need to achieve at their fullest potential.

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

Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree or Teacher Certification
    • 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.)

Compensation

    • 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.