Isidore Newman School seeks a talented and dynamic part-time Lower School Co-Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. The role of co-teacher in the Lower School is multifaceted. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in an elementary classroom setting. The Lower School Co-teacher reports to the Head of Lower School. The successful candidate will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; be successful in working with teams; and genuinely love to work with students and educators at the elementary school level.
The most important qualifications include:
A bachelor's degree or higher in elementary education and 2+ years of teaching experience.
Knowledge of varied pedagogy and trends in instruction and curriculum design at the primary level
Cultural competency demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences and an orientation toward equity and inclusion
Practical knowledge of how to work with a wide range of different learners in elementary grades.
Professional orientation toward collaboration and innovation
A reflective practitioner committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning
Demonstrated patience, perseverance, and kindness in working with students, parents, faculty, and staff as well as a highly collaborative professional style.
Understand competing responsibilities to uphold confidentiality in relation to private materials and conversations while providing colleagues and families with the information they need to help the student.
Must meet and maintain any and all federal, state and local requirements to work in an educational setting.
Significant responsibilities include:
Plan and execute lessons that 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, and Curriculum Conversations.
Participate in field trips and special traditions and activities of the grade level.
Maintain student records, display student work, and 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 a cover letter, updated resume, educational philosophy statement, and names of three professional references.
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.