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ACT Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-687410
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 05, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • 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 High School is searching for an ACT Prep Teacher for the 2019 - 2020 school year. If you are relentless about seeing all students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a school that does whatever it takes to ensure our students are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to 'Prep for College' and 'Prep for Life.'

Background:

Walter L. Cohen High School opened its doors in the Fall of 1949 and became the 5th public secondary school available to students of color in New Orleans. In 2012, Cohen became a member of the New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) charter management organization.

Our mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, only 1 in 10 public high school students graduated from college. We are on a mission to turn those statistics around and ensure all of our students have an opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.

NOCP is producing significant student achievement gains for our students, 75% of whom are African-American and ~20% of whom are English Language Learners. Recent highlights of our achievements include:

  • In 2015, Walter L. Cohen College Prep launched The Academy of Career and Community Education (ACCE) . ACCE is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students with significant exceptionalities (ages 14 - 22) to achieve their most rigorous post-graduation goals.

  • Cohen is the home of the 2018-2019 D.A.L.E. Fellowship for innovation in English Learner education. The fellowship includes a financial award, instructional resources, and ongoing training to support differentiation for English Learners. In addition to improving their own classroom practice, our ELL teachers train other content teachers and strengthen our capacity to deliver high quality instruction to all students.

More detailed information can be found on our website, www.cohencollegeprep.org

Experience and Skills:

Responsibilities:

  • Design classroom instruction using research-based strategies

  • Frequently analyze results from multiple sources to drive instruction

  • Work with students to remediate gaps

  • Maintain school culture of high behavioral expectations

  • Maintain frequent communication with student families

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree (required)

  • *Teacher certification, or certification eligible

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English Language Learners and students with special needs.

  • 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

We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.