Isidore Newman School seeks a talented and dynamic English educator for the 2024-2025 academic year with experience teaching a variety of Upper School English courses and electives. 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 students at the upper school level. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate cultural competency, respect for diversity of identities and experiences, and an orientation toward equity and inclusion.
The most important qualifications include:
A bachelor's degree or higher in English or a closely related field; graduate work in the discipline desired.
Substantial teaching experience at the upper school level with demonstrated expertise in teaching a variety of course levels and electives.
Valuing strong relationships with their students while maintaining high expectations in the academic program.
Strong background in research and writing pedagogy, including the critical analysis of a diverse range of primary and secondary resources.
Cultural competency demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences and an orientation toward equity and inclusion.
Professional orientation towards collaboration and innovation, including strong proficiency with technology appropriate to the English classroom.
Being a reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning.
Being a student-centered educator, who embodies our school philosophy “We learn to do by doing.”
Having a positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Meeting and maintaining any and all federal, state and local requirements to work in an educational childcare setting.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teach up to five sections of English, including the possibility of yearlong survey courses or semester electives.
Develop and implement engaging daily lesson plans that align with the department's curriculum and school's pedagogical ethos.
Foster a growth mindset among all students.
Provide one-on-one and small group assistance to support student learning.
Communicate with parents and advisors as needed to support student learning.
Write clear, detailed report card comments that help parents understand the progress of their child in our curriculum.
Serve as advisor to a small group of students and/or participate in extracurricular activities.
Implement classroom and communication practices that foster the growth of ethical behavior, social skills, and excellent work habits.
Participate as a positive, collaborative and innovative team member who will support the mission and culture of the division and school.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, updated resume 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.