SALARY: $49,999

We are currently hiring for a 2015-2016 Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Teaching Positions (K-2)
Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans
If you would like to make a difference in students lives than become a part of our School Program
In 1998, charter schools in New Orleans, which became the highest performing open admission middle school in the city. We now operates four K-8th grade school and a high school. Our mission is to create and inspire great open admission public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:
Ensuring high achievement for all our students.
Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students' social and emotional development and love of learning.
Developing our faculty's skillfulness and creating sustainable working conditions that facilitate our teachers' success.
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 instructional leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.
Position Summary
ASAP is currently seeking talented, passionate, dedicated Kindergarten through 2nd grade teachers for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you are a great teacher who is seeking an organization and school with mission aligned staff, wants continual feedback and support, loves teaching and bringing joy to students, and has a growth mindset, Our teachers work to ensure that our students' needs are being met in and out of the classroom as we provide our children with an abundance of enrichment opportunities to support their overall learning.
Key Responsibilities:
We develop teachers by focusing on excellence in teaching. To do so, we coach teachers and center professional development on our Vision of Excellence in Teaching rubric whose components 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)
As such key responsibilities for teachers include the following:
Leading instruction to the entire classroom
Work with small groups of students (pull out) during designated times to reinforce concepts that have been taught or that students are deficient in
Provide feedback to scholars by asking pertinent, scaffolded follow-up questions that affirm correctly understood content, clarify misunderstood content or extend scholars' thinking
Establish effective routines and manage students effectively without disruptions (redirect inappropriate behavior)
Inspire and invest students in achieving their goals and in believing that goals are achieved through effort and not innate abilities.
Prepare scholars to solve complex problems with no obvious answer
Seek out and constructively respond to feedback from and engage in problem-solving with others
Position Requirements:
Education & Experience
2 or more years of lead teaching or supporting instruction in the classroom
Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school
A BA or BS
A strong background in and command of content area
Louisiana Teacher Certification Completed or in progress (or be eligible to apply for our out-of-state applicants)
Qualities & Characteristics
Believes in every student
Achieve results
Take personal responsibility
Thrive on feedback
Are passionate about their craft
Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
Reports to: Lead Teacher/Grade Level Chair/School Principal

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