Cooking Class Teacher

Location: Langston Hughes Academy


FirstLine Schools: Cooking Class Teacher, Langston Hughes Academy
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, which became the highest performing open admission middle school in the city.  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


The  Cooking Class Teacher is responsible for teaching students in grades 4 – 8 the basics of healthy cooking and eating.  The class takes place in the school cafeteria kitchen from 3:00pm – 5:15pm twice weekly.


Position Responsibilities:


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead classes while maintaining strong classroom management skills
  • Remain knowledgeable about kitchen and food safety
  • Remain engaged and knowledgeable about seasonal produce and coordinate with the school gardener to integrate garden harvest into cooking class
  • Posses some knowledge of vegetarian recipes
  • Create lesson plans that use health conscious recipes
  • Submit supply list on a weekly basis for planned recipes
  • Responsible for leaving the kitchen clean (with student assistance) after each class


Education & Experience:


  • Experience with elementary students highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

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.)


Reports to: Blake Amos, Afterschool Program Manager

Please send inquiries and resumes to


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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