About This Role: We currently have four high schools in New Orleans and one high school in Baton Rouge, and we are hiring English teachers in both cities for the 2022-23 school year. Teachers must be deeply committed to creating a classroom culture where 100% of your students are engaged in rigorous lessons aligned to the college ready bar.
Our Approach to English: We design our approach to English to be inclusive and ambitious while also prioritizing choice and ownership. We aim to have the texts and topics we tackle show a wide range of different voices and perspectives. We believe that all students deserve to engage in these conversations and texts, and work to provide supports that allow all students of all abilities access to them.
Though we do follow a curriculum that includes challenging texts, we also give students multiple ways to demonstrate their understanding through different assessment options and emphasize independent reading to extend the skills learned in class.
Courses are all aligned to Common Core standards or Advanced Placement requirements. They include English I, II, II, IV, AP Literature and AP Language and Composition.
Teacher Development at Collegiate Academies: At CA, our teachers never stop learning and never stop growing. Here’s how:
- Our approach to teacher development at CA is focused on individual goals and growth combined with a high degree of individualized support.
- Every teacher has a coach, and you will collaboratively, with your coach, create your growth goals and determine the plan that will see you hit those goals.
- There are some things in common with other teachers at your school -- school goals, school priorities, school-based PD, etc. -- but it is in your relationship with your coach where you will translate those things into what you specifically need to meet those goals yourself.
- You will also grow year over year as an expert in your content in collaboration with your peers across the network through content-specific professional development and data investigations.
- There is an additional layer of support for first year teachers called the CA Teacher Residency (CATR), which is an intensified, pre-service and coaching plan to develop you in the skills that we have seen that make rookie teachers most successful in their first year at CA.
About Collegiate Academies: Collegiate Academies prepares all students for lives of unlimited opportunity. Founded in 2008, Collegiate Academies serves over 3,000 students in five public high schools and two postsecondary programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We serve a dramatically higher proportion of students with special needs, students who are English language learners, and students who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We see the individual greatness of every student who comes through our doors.
Role and Responsibilities:
Engagement and Set The College Ready Bar
- Bring passion, joy, and energy to your lesson plan execution making sure students reflect the level of passion and excitement.
- Support and build relationships with students while setting a high standard for their academic achievement to prepare students for college success.
- Integrate and leverage a classroom narrative through CA’s system of positive behavioral support. Enable both positive and constructive feedback following the school core value cooperating Restorative Approaches.
Interventions and Supports to Meet the Needs of All Students
- Execute strong Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions within the Response To Intervention (RTI) framework to ensure every child can master the material in classroom settings.
- Collaborate with Case Managers, the school-based Director of Intervention, and the Intervention Compliance Coordinator to ensure that all students with IEPs and 504s are on track to reach their goals
Teamwork that Drives the Success of our Whole School
- Actively participate in all team meetings including but not limited to: our daily Morning Meeting, Weekly Grade Level and/or Department meetings, Friday Professional Development, Network Wide Data Days on a quarterly basis, and Monthly Professional Learning Community meetings.
- Constantly look across the school and ask yourself, “how can our school be better tomorrow?”
Mindsets, Beliefs and Skills:
- Positive attitude and strong work ethic. Ability to constantly find joy in the successes and challenges of our work. Ability to demonstrate that joy towards students, families, and teammates.
- Desire to work at a college-prep high school rebuilding urban education for all learners.
- Desire to grow as a teacher and face the challenges that come with deep reflection and direct feedback on your classroom practices.
- Strong knowledge in the content area of choice, demonstrated through lesson planning, execution, and intervention with all students.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 2+ years of teaching experience, preferably working with students from similar backgrounds to Collegiate Academies students.
- A few notes regarding teaching certification at Collegiate Academies:We do not require certification for teachers. All new teachers must be granted an authorization in order to remain on the Collegiate Academies team as a teacher under Louisiana State Law. Read more here!
Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Collegiate Academies and your interest and qualifications for the position. In the application, you will also be asked to answer the following questions. You may want to plan your answers in advance of beginning the application:
- Why are you drawn to the mission of Collegiate Academies?
- Describe a time in your career where you had to grow dramatically in your mindsets and skills to ensure student performance. What was challenging about this? How did you do?
- What gives you energy at work on a daily basis and what at work drains your energy on a daily basis?
Application Deadline: We are accepting applications for teaching roles for the 2022-23 school year on a rolling basis.
Collegiate Academies encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. Collegiate Academies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. Collegiate Academies does not sponsor employment visas.
In accordance with CA's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate to safeguard the health of our employees, students, vendors, visitors, and the community at large. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health authorities, as applicable. To prevent the exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in the school and larger community, all current and future CA employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.