2017-2018 ELA Teaching Assistant, Middle School

Location: Arthur Ashe Charter School

Description

FirstLine Schools:  TEACHING ASSISTANT

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.

 

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 Summary:

 

FirstLine Schools is currently looking for talented, passionate Teaching Assistants at our K-8 and our high schools. Rather than carrying a full classroom load on their own, teaching assistants spend the year developing their teaching practice through a variety of planning and teaching responsibilities and professional development opportunities through their mentor teacher(s) and school instructional leaders.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

As such key responsibilities for Teaching Assistants include the following:

  • Co-teach with a K-8th grade classroom teacher as appropriate (in small groups)

  • Plan and lead small reading/math classes

  • Assess students and use data to inform teaching and student grouping

  • Teach enrichment or intervention class during ‘Enrichment Period’

  • Individual tutoring as needed

  • Plan and teach at least one unit during the second semester teaching

  • Meet regularly with Development Partner

  • Participate in duty rotations, whole school, and grade events

  • Plan and lead in the development and implementation of at least one school culture project

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education & Experience:

 

  • A BA or BS must be in progress

  • A strong background in and command of content area

  • Experience working with students from open admissions charter schools (or similar public schools)

 

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.)

 

Teaching Assistant Reports to: Grade Level Chair/School Principal

 

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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