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16 May 2017

Teacher English Teacher (Certification Preferred)

The NET Charter High
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

The NET Charter High School

Teacher/Advisor (Full time, Certification Preferred)

Job Description


The NET Charter High School

The NET Charter High School serves students who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school or who have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings. The school’s name stands for: meeting Needs, raising Expectations, Training for life. Students at The NET earn a high school diploma and participate in internships with area employers in various fields.  Our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience to succeed in the career and education path of their choice.


Position Summary

The NET Teacher/Advisor position is a unique opportunity to teach and work intensively with small groups of your favorite students—the ones that don’t seem to excel in traditional classrooms.


As a Teacher/Advisor, you have tremendous impact on the curriculum, culture and class and program structure in order to ensure that each of your advisees develop to their greatest potential.


NET Teacher/Advisors are responsible for:

  • Planning and teaching multi-disciplinary, project-based seminar courses (generally English, Social Studies, and Electives)
  • Building and leveraging transformative relationships for advisee growth
  • Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level
  • Constantly developing your own craft


Position Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • 3+ years teaching at risk students in a non-selective, open admissions urban environment with a demonstrated record raising student achievement
  • A BA or BS
  • Louisiana Teacher Certification completed or in progress preferred
  • Special Education certification and/or experience preferred


Skills & Approach

  • Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, diverse, mission-driven team
  • Specialized interest in working with and developing students with learning and emotional difficulties
  • Commitment to The NET’s mission, vision and growth
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building & management skills
  • Flexible and learning mindset dedicated to effectively & innovatively problem solving



  • Schedule: All full time NET positions are year-round with approximately 10-12 weeks for vacation per year
  • Salary: Competitive for Orleans Parish. Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases and bonuses are based on performance and responsibilities.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403b retirement plan
  • Reports to: Principal

Detailed Responsibilities

Planning and teaching multi-disciplinary, project-based seminar courses.

  • Most courses are English, Social Sciences, and/or Electives
  • Select an Essential Question and anchor texts which fit with the semester’s assigned credits
  • Using the tenants of Understanding by Design and Project-based Learning, create unit and daily lesson plans, and create end of cycle Exhibitions
  • Provide instruction which develops students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills
  • Use the tenants of Differentiated Instruction to develop individual plans and projects for each advisee in keeping with their Individual Graduation Plan and academic data


Building and leveraging transformative relationships for advisee growth

  • Participate in all aspects of Advisee’s experience including: intake, RtI, special education, internships, and post high school transition
  • Set goals with each Advisee in all areas including academics, behavior and future preparations
  • Conduct structured bi-weekly meetings with Advisees to review students’ progress and develop plans for success
  • Plan and conduct weekly community building activities for each class
  • Plan student expeditions and experiences to develop social skills development and expose students to a variety of opportunities
  • Actively practice restorative justice and collaborative problem-solving in order to teach students how to take responsibility for improving their behavior and communication


Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level

  • Develop rigorous, authentic assessments to accurately gauge student understanding & skills
  • Collect and analyze a variety of data to asses student’s strengths, gaps, and weaknesses
  • Use this information to appropriately adjust course curriculum and delivery and individualize approaches and supports


Constantly developing your own craft

  • Set goals for student performance and professional growth
  • Actively reflect on your own work and monitor progress toward goals
  • Productively seek, give, and use feedback
  • Positively contribute to the school’s collegial community
  • Participate in all scheduled professional development activities and seek out additional opportunities
  • Involve yourself in the continual development and improvement of the school’s curriculum, culture, and program.


How to Apply

To Apply For more information or to apply, visit: or email: Elizabeth Ostberg, Principal,  

Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: charter, english, high school, new orleans, and teacher.

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