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2019 - 2020 Art Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-674942
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 24, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 15, 2019
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Walter L. Cohen College Prep is searching for an Art Teacher for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a small but growing Visual Art department in an extremely supportive and committed environment. Cohen offers Art 1, Art 2,  2D Design Portfolio, Printmaking, Sculpture and Digital Graphics. If you are relentless about seeing disadvantaged students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a school that does whatever it takes to ensure college success for all children. Moreover, your work would make a profound and lasting contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

Background:

New Orleans College Prep’s (NOCP) mission is to prepare each of our students to enter and excel in a rigorous four-year college or university. Over the past seven years, NOCP has grown from a single school with a single grade of 100 students, to now operating 4 charter schools that span grades PK-12 and serve over 1,400 students. NOCP is doing its part in a broader city-wide vision to make New Orleans the first 100% high-performing urban school system in our nation’s history.

 

NOCP is producing significant student achievement gains for our students, 98% of whom are African-American, low-income, and traditionally underserved by the New Orleans school system. Recent highlights of our achievements include:

 

  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep achieved a 100% college acceptance rate for two years in a row.
  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep has consistently improved students’ academic performance and achieved a "B" school performance score (SPS); nearly doubling its SPS in just 4 years.
  • Sylvanie Williams College Prep has fully integrated social justice into their academic programming and has included multiple trips to historic sites throughout the South.
  • Our most recent takeover of a failing school, Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, achieved the highest growth in the city on the state tests in 2014, growing from the lowest performing elementary school in the city to scoring above the district average after the first year of NOCP management.

More detailed information about our academic performance can be found on our website by visiting www.nolacollegeprep.org and clicking "Our Results."

We are very proud of our school staff, parents, and scholars for these achievements, but we have much more to accomplish in order to realize our mission of 100% of our students prepared for success in a rigorous 4-year college.

Experience and Skills:

Goals:

Every teacher has an individualized goal that involves achieving significant growth in the percentage of students scoring basic/mastery on the appropriate end of year assessment.

Responsibilities:

  • Design classroom instruction using research-based strategies
  • Develop curriculum using principles of backwards design
  • Execute research-based programs according to best practices
  • Frequently analyze results from multiple sources to drive instruction
  • Build a strong advisory culture with 12-15 students, leveraging the relationship to support student academic and social development.
  • Strategize with teachers about best practices for supporting struggling students
  • Maintain school culture of high behavioral expectations
  • Maintain frequent communication with student families

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in multiple Art forms (required).
  • Experience working high school instruction (preferred).
  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • Constant learner: Solicits feedback and implements new ideas in instruction, stays abreast of current research on teaching and learning, enhances professional skills
  • Solutions-Oriented: concentrates on finding ways to solve problems and improve systems
  • Enthusiasm: exhibits passion and excitement over work
  • High Expectations: An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Results Oriented: Proven track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains as a teacher
  • Work ethic: possesses a strong willingness to work hard and long hours to get the job done
  • Intelligence: learns quickly, demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently absorb new information
  • Experienced: Successful manager of a classroom who emulates the belief that structure and clear expectations are drivers of student success
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work well in a team

Benefits

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation package. This position will receive a stipend of $3,000 each semester.