2018-2019 Relay Teacher-in-Residence
|Location:||FirstLine K-8th Grade Schools|
FirstLine Schools: RELAY RESIDENT ( FirstLine Schools Teacher-in-Residence Program (partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education)
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 admission public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:
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:
FirstLine Schools is currently looking for talented, passionate Relay Residents at our K-8 schools. Rather than carrying a full classroom load on their own, Residents spend the year developing their teaching practice through a variety of planning and teaching responsibilities and professional development opportunities through their resident advisor.
Relay residency details:
In the first year of the Residency, participants will be hired to work full time as Residents at a FirstLine school where they will help increase student achievement and maintain and support school-level systems. Residents will receive weekly Deliberate Practice sessions from Relay GSE’s expert faculty and additional training in proven, powerful teaching techniques. Gradually, over the course of the first academic year, Residents will take on more teaching responsibilities as their skills and confidence develop. After their first year in the program, Residents will be prepared to transition into a full-time teaching position a FirstLine campus in their second year should a role be available. Residents will continue to receive coaching and support as they serve as the teacher of record.
Throughout the two-year program, Residents will be enrolled as graduate students at Relay GSE and will take master’s-level courses that complement their roles as new teachers. Relay GSE’s curriculum is designed to teach new educators how to manifest high academic expectations, and develop rigorous, data-driven lessons while caring deeply for their students. The Relay GSE Teaching Residency will lead to a culminating understanding of what it means – and what it takes – to be an effective classroom teacher.
Successful graduates of the Residency will receive their teaching certification (after year 1) and master’s degree (after year 2) from Relay GSE. Upon completion, Residents will be able to demonstrate pedagogical mastery and have a clear pathway into a job, after receiving a full-time salary and benefits for the duration of the program.
In summary residents receive:
Key Responsibilities of Residents:
Eligibility Requirements for Residents:
Desired Qualities & Characteristics:
How to Apply: Please apply via the FirstLine Schools application website: www.firstlineschools.org/careers by completing the online application for the Teacher Residency program. Note that offers made to teachers are conditional and acceptance into the Relay program is necessary.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a 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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