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16 May 2017

Teacher Spanish/ELL Teacher (Certification Preferred)

The NET Charter High
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

The NET Charter High School

ELL Advisor/Spanish Teacher
(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 work intensively with small groups of your favorite students—the ones that don’t seem to excel in traditional classrooms. This position comprises two different responsibilities—Teacher/Advisor for ELL students and Spanish I & II Teacher.


This position is responsible for:

  • Planning and teaching multi-disciplinary, project-based seminar courses (generally English, Social Studies, and Electives) for students with limited English skills
  • Pushing into, pulling out of, or co-teaching other classes in order to support ELL students
  • Spanish I and II curriculum development & teaching
  • Differentiating lessons, assessments and support
  • Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level
  • Developing strong relationships and a highly functional, restorative classroom
  • Constantly developing his/her own craft



Position Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • 3+ years experience teaching at risk students in a non-selective, open admissions urban environment with a demonstrated record raising student achievement
  • 3+ years experience teaching English to ELL students or adults
  • A BA or BS
  • Louisiana Teacher Certification completed or in progress preferred


Skills & Approach

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • 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; staff have approximately 10-12 weeks of 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 ELL students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills in English
  • Use the tenants of Differentiated Instruction to develop individual daily plans and projects for each advisee in keeping with their Individual Graduation Plan and academic data


Pushing into, pulling out of, or co-teaching other classes in order to support ELL students

  • Depending upon student numbers and needs, a variety of supports will be needed including pushing into to content courses, pulling students for intensive language, test prep, or content interventions, and/or co-teaching courses with another teacher


Spanish I and II Curriculum Development & Teaching

  • Develop Spanish I and II curricula and scope and sequences which align with the LA State Standards
  • Develop and execute on Weekly and Daily lesson plans
  • Develop and execute on Labs, Projects, and other hands-on learning experiences

Differentiating lessons, assessments and support

  • Collaborate with special education teaching assistants, teachers, coordinator and RtI coordinator to insure all students receive the appropriate, high quality modifications and accommodations
  • Develop differentiated assignments and assessments


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 and appropriate adults in all areas including academics, behavior and future preparations
  • Conduct structured meetings with Advisee bi-weekly to review student’s 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, diverse 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 individualized 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, Executive Director,    

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

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