2017-2018 Adaptive Physical Education Teaching Position

Location: FirstLine K-8th Grade Schools


FirstLine Schools: Adaptive Physical Education Teacher (part-time)
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 PK/K-8th grade schools 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

FirstLine Schools is currently seeking an Adaptive Physical Education teacher to serve all four PK/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. 


Key Responsibilities:

The Adaptive PE teacher will work with the Director of Student Support Services (network-based) and Special Education Coordinators (school-based) at a FirstLine School(s) to:

  • Provide adapted physical education programming to students with adapted P.E. written into their I.E.P.
  • Assess physical motor needs of students and plans appropriate IEP goals
  • Evaluate each student’s gross motor progress based upon assessed potential in physical fitness and physical growth
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records and reports as required by Federal, State and local mandates including session logs, progress reports, IEPs and evaluations
  • Serve as a member of the IEP Team for identified students
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers to provide training and serves as a resource to other physical education teachers and staff members



Education & Experience

  • 2 or more years of adaptive physical education teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school
  • A BA or BS
  • A strong background in and command of subject area
  • Louisiana Teacher Certification Completed in Adaptive Physical Education for grades K-12

Qualities & Characteristics

FirstLine Teachers:

  • Believe in every student
  • Achieve results
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Thrive on feedback
  • Growth Mindset
  • Are passionate about their craft
  • Collaborate
  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distant vision.
  • May require travel between schools
  • Requires ability to demonstrate appropriate motor movement personally or to utilize modeling through another student, paraprofessional, etc.
  • May require physical ability to push, pull, move, life or carry students and/or equipment

Reports to: Director of Student Support Services


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

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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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