22-23 ESL Teacher (Signing Bonus)

  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Subject: English Language Learner
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

Together, a Future Without Limits

KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is a non-profit network of 13 college-preparatory, public charter schools serving 6,200 elementary, middle, and high school students. For over 15 years, we have a proven track record of preparing students for success in college, career, and beyond.

Our schools are part of the New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with students, families, and community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  

KIPP New Orleans strives to be an increasingly anti-racist organization, and we seek to intentionally uplift Black and Brown lives.  We value an inclusive environment and believe in providing programming that acknowledges racial injustices, biases and our own identities. 

At KNOS, teachers, students, and families are united around the same goal: building academically excellent schools & creating unlimited opportunities for every student in New Orleans.  We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will support students to be successful in the life path they choose.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, we are grounded in 5 beliefs – Relentlessness, Equity, Achievement, Community and Hope. These 5 beliefs guide the work that we do to provide academically excellent schools and unlimited opportunity for every student in New Orleans.

Job Description

Teachers in KIPP New Orleans Schools see an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of students and families by preparing students for success in college and in building lives full of choices. If you share in our belief and deep commitment to this vision, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment with like-minded teachers, then you are already a KIPP teacher.

We are looking for ESL teachers who will support English Learners by leading classes and/or small-group and individual intervention classes. The ESL teacher will also support classroom teachers to help them develop and implement strategies for ELLs. We look for teachers with at least two years teaching experience and a desire to make a difference in the lives of students in New Orleans.

Responsibilities

  • Teach English Learners students in a high quality, engaging way  

  • Create and foster a positive learning environment and exhibit positive rapport with students

  • Hold high expectations for each student while implementing the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus

  • Constantly assess student progress and communicate results to families and colleagues

    • Be goal-driven in instruction and focused on producing measurable results that close the achievement gap for ALL students.

    • Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies and programming

    • Use data to inform instructional decisions

  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes for students to excel

  • Commit to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team of teachers

    • Collaborate with classroom teachers to support  EL students through a variety of strategies and best practices

    • Design and lead professional development for classroom teachers in using ELL strategies

    • Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.

    • Complete initial screening of ELL students, the continued monitoring and supporting of student progress, parent communication, and advocating for students as needed.

    • Ensure compliance with city and state ELL mandates

    • Be a good teammate – work closely with other school staff to reinforce expectations for all students

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required) 

  • At least 2 years of classroom experience working with new arrivals and English Language Learners

  • State teaching credential 

  • LA State ESL certification (or progress toward ESL certification)

  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of English Learners

  • Experience working in urban schools 

  • Belief in the mission and values of KIPP — that we will not be outworked in ensuring students have lives full of choices – along with zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor :)

  • An incredible work ethic and a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven team

  • Reflective, hard-working, dedicated, strategic thinker, and organized

  • Willingness to be flexible and go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP New Orleans students

  • A strong desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional

  • Must have ability to travel between schools daily

  • All employees hired after Friday, August 20, 2021 must be able to provide documentation that either the new-hire employee has received a COVID-19 vaccination or has requested and been granted reasonable accommodation from the KNOS Director of HR to be exempted from the requirements of this policy

Additional Information

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.

  • Healthcare (including  vision, dental, and short-term disability) provided for employees
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% salary match
  • On-going professional development opportunities:
    • Mentor programs for new teachers
    • School-based PD over the summer, including 3-5 regional PD days
    • 3-4 regional PD days during the year for all KIPP New Orleans teachers
    • Ongoing coaching and school-based PD throughout the year
  • Generous time off:
    • 90 PTO hours that equal 10 days a year
    • 29 holidays a year including Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break

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