Isidore Newman School seeks a talented and dynamic Lower School upper elementary ELA teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The role of the ELA teacher in the Lower School is multifaceted. The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; be technologically savvy and computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with teams; be willing to contribute to school activities outside of the assigned classroom; possess strong understanding of the developmental level of the students they teach; and genuinely love to work with children and educators at the elementary level.
The most important qualifications include:
A bachelor's degree or higher in elementary education or a related field
4+ years of experience as an elementary grade educator
Knowledge of varied pedagogy and trends in instruction and curriculum design at the early childhood/primary level
Professional orientation towards collaboration and innovation
A reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning
Enthusiasm for teaching children
A positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to engage, motivate and develop student learning
Must meet and maintain any and all federal, state and local requirements to work in an educational childcare setting.
Significant responsibilities include:
Plan and execute lessons which meet the differentiated needs of our students including whole group, small group and individual instruction, and fulfill the skills and content of the grade level
Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy
Facilitate the educational and social development of the students
Create an environment of respect and rapport that is safe and conducive to learning
Use instructional time effectively
Collaborate positively with the grade level colleagues as well as other lower school faculty around teaching and learning and have a growth mindset
Assess the students in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, and use assessment to guide instruction for student growth, development, and learning. Complete report cards
Continue to grow professionally by working with instructional coaches and administration, accepting feedback throughout the evaluation process, attending in-service and professional development/training, in and outside of the school, reading professionally, and actively participating in faculty meetings
Communicate openly and effectively with parents including but not limited to Parents Nights, Parent Teacher Conferences, Curriculum Conversations
Participate in field trips and special traditions and activities of the grade level
Maintain student records, display student work, maintain a neat and organized environment for learning
Model appropriate presence daily and ensure that students adhere to Lower School behavioral expectations
Complete Lower School duties and responsibilities as assigned
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, updated resume, educational philosophy statement and names of three references via the school’s website.
About Isidore Newman School
Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as infants through young children in Green Trees, a premier early childhood division of the School. Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.