General Position Overview
KIPP New Orleans Schools is seeking an ESL teacher who will support students by leading classes and/or small-group and individual intervention classes. The ESL teacher will also support classroom teachers to help them develop and implement strategies for ELLs.
About KIPP New Orleans Schools
KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is building an influential network of tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools that empower students with the knowledge and character traits to be lifelong learners and leaders. KNOS operates ten high-performing schools on eight campuses, serving roughly 4,000 of our city’s highest-needs students. Currently, 98% of our 2015 KIPP Renaissance High School graduates are attending a post-secondary institution and 79% are attending a 4-year college or university. Over the next several years, we aim to ultimately grow to twelve schools, five primary, five middle and two high schools.
With rigorous academics, innovative teaching, and a motivating learning environment, we are working to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college and beyond. Although KIPP teachers come from a diverse set of backgrounds, they all share the common goal of student success. KIPP teachers display a “whatever it takes” attitude during the school day and are available after school hours by cell phone. KIPP New Orleans Schools embrace the spirit of our city with athletics, band, visual arts, or other fine arts available at every school.
KIPP New Orleans Schools is associated with the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Network which recruits and trains school leaders to open KIPP schools across the country. The KIPP network is rapidly growing. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 70,000 students. Nationally, more than 94% of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 82% of KIPP alumni have matriculated to college.
Duties and Responsibilities
- At least 2 years of classroom experience (pull out and small group) working with new arrivals and English Language Learners
- LA State teaching certification
- LA State ESL certification (or progress toward ESL certification)
- Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved student
- Attention to details and strong organization skills
- Must have ability to travel between schools daily
- Lead small group and individual instruction for English Language Learners
- Assess the needs of students and design programs to meet needs accordingly
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to support students through a variety of strategies
- Design and lead professional development for classroom teachers in using ELL strategies
- Ensure compliance with city and state ELL mandates
- Facilitate parent meetings on services and strategies to support their children’s learning
- Be a good teammate – work closely with other school staff to reinforce expectations for all students
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.