2017-2018 K-8th Grade Physical Education Teacher

Location: FirstLine K-8th Grade Schools


Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans


About FirstLine Schools

In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans.  FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school.  Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:

  • Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence
  • Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students’ character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our team members
  • Building a sustainable organization that facilitates our long-term 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 leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.


Position Summary:

FirstLine Schools is currently seeking talented, passionate, certified physical education teacher at one of our K-8 schools. At FirstLine Schools, we know that it is the effectiveness of our teachers that matters the most when it comes to impacting the success of our students. To ensure that we are an organization of excellent teachers, we expect our teachers to demonstrate effectiveness through our Vision of Teaching Excellence. Teachers will be responsible for implementing the teaching curriculum, ensuring the success of our students, and working with a team of teachers within the school and network community.    


FirstLine’s Vision Of Teaching Excellence:

We develop teachers at FirstLine by focusing on excellence in teaching. To do so, we coach teachers and center professional development on our Vision of Excellence in Teaching rubric the components of which 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)


Position Responsibilities:

  • Encourages participation in projects and lessons through different and engaging projects and activities
  • Interweaves the Common Core standards through a blended curriculum
  • Works collaboratively with school based Special Education Coordinator to successfully implement students' IEPs
  • Instructs students in the principles of their subject area
  • Encourages student creativity                      
  • Assesses needs of students and evaluates student achievement
  • Participates in faculty committees and professional development as required
  • Actively participates in the continuing development of school-wide curriculum, school structures, and school culture
  • Is committed to working with a diverse student population
  • Creates and utilizes alternative assessment tools


Education & Experience:

  • 2 or more years of experience as a teacher in a school-based setting
  • Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school
  • A BA or BS in relevant subject area
  • A strong background in and command of subject area
  • Louisiana State Certification in subject area or eligibility to apply


Desired Qualities & Characteristics :

  • Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous college or career prep curriculum
  • Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Model the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration and Results


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.)


ENRICHMENT TEACHER reports to: School Leadership   


How to Apply : Please apply online via: http://www.firstlineschools.org/careers

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.

FirstLine 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.


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