Homer A. Plessy Community Schools

About Homer A. Plessy Community Schools

Mission & Vision

Our Vision Is To Develop Creative, Critical, And Responsible Thinkers. 

Plessy School’s arts-integrated, project-based approach to curriculum provides a stimulating environment that insists on academic excellence in a developmentally appropriate setting. At Plessy, we want our students to mature into whole, healthy people who are confident about their gifts and their place in the world as citizens, who have keen minds and compassionate hearts and who contribute to a world that needs them. We are committed to an academic program that emphasizes academic excellence, creativity and a passion for life-long learning.

At Plessy we:

  • set the stage for all students to excel academically;

  • foster critical and creative thinking;

  • teach students about the importance of citizenship, social justice, and community engagement;

  • have hallways that reflect the same diversity we see on our sidewalks;

  • are rooted in the St. Roch, Bywater, St. Claude, Marigny, Tremé and French Quarter neighborhoods;

  • attract dedicated educators by creating a professional environment in which teachers can develop their full potential;

  • draw on the resources of a community eager to help;

  • recognize the importance of meaningful engagement with parents; and

  • serve as a focal point for the community and has a sense of place

At Plessy We Value:

  • Our Students: We offer children an opportunity for excellence holding that all children are creative and critical thinkers and have the potential to learn at the highest levels as they develop into life-long learners.

  • Our Families: Family participation in the life of the school is essential and takes many forms. The exchange of ideas between families and teachers is vital to development of a learning community. Families have the potential to bring vitality and richness to the school by contributing distinctive life experiences and wisdoms.

  • Our Teachers: We seek to attract and develop dedicated educators by creating a professional environment in which teachers can develop their full potential.

  • Our Community: Plessy serves all of Orleans Parish but are rooted in the Bywater, French Quarter, Marigny, St. Claude, St. Roche, and Treme neighborhoods and draws on the resources of our community who is eager to help. serves as a focal point for the community and has a sense of place.

  • Our Diversity: We aim for our hallways to reflect the diversity of the sidewalks of our neighborhoods. We see diversity as a powerful tool in a child’s education. Our aim is that students, teachers, and parents reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the area.

  • Our Impact: We believe that our students, families and staff are change agents and therefore emphasize the importance of citizenship and community engagement.

05/24/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Position Summary: Plessy School is looking for strong candidates for the role of Operations Coordinator for our School. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for operations, facilities & coordination with IT, and team management. Operations Coordinator must be highly efficient across varied functions as the job encompasses large-scale project management (i.e. school-wide event management) as well as detail-oriented accuracy (i.e. compliance). The Operations Coordinator must be a highly effective team leader, motivating and influencing his/her team to consistently deliver high quality results as well as devising systems and procedures to increase productivity across all staff and all functions. The Operations Coordinator will report directly to the Chief of Operations. Position Responsibilities: Facilities Management ● Maintains school facility compliance with state and local code requirements ● Assist COO with ensuring compliance with emergency preparedness by managing the...
05/24/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Job Title: Elementary School Visual Arts Teacher Reports to: Director of the Arts Job Summary: Under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Arts, the Visual Arts Teacher is responsible for: developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms using skills and techniques of artistic expression; developing aesthetic understandings and appreciations; discovering and developing talents of students in the field of art. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ● Develop lessons and curriculum progression according to the National Arts Standards ● Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history ● Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting ● Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, monoprinting ● Understand a variety of “masters” techniques ● Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles...
05/24/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
As a successful Special Education Instructional Coach you will serve as a member of the Student Support team offering educational, psychological, social, motor, sensory, behavioral, and emotional services to students. At Homer Plessy Community Schools we strive to understand and meet all students at their level, and provide our staff with the tools and resources to intervene successfully for those students. This role is not only important in uplifting individual student programs, but also to enhance special education and interventions for all students at Homer Plessy Community Schools. The position is responsible for supporting the professional growth and development of special education teachers to facilitate learning and independent application of effective instructional practices. The Special Education Instructional Coach will work with special education teachers and general education teachers to implement the Tier 1 curriculum to all students across the elementary and middle...
05/24/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Job Title: Interventionist Reports to: Assistant Principal Job Summary: Under the administrative supervision of the Head of School and the programmatic supervision of the Assistant Principal, the Interventionist will work directly with the teachers, academic coaches, school administrators, and students. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide small group and/or individual instruction to targeted students in the areas of reading, language arts and/or mathematics. Provide supplemental instruction to at-risk students. Attend training in the appropriate model(s) implemented in the school. Keep accurate records of student work and interventions. Provide classroom teacher(s) with regular progress reports on targeted students Provide supplemental instruction and plan appropriate activities for students in a diverse environment. . Assist teachers in developing action plans for students who are not achieving mastery of standards and skills. Analyze student assessment data to make...
05/24/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Job Title: Lead Teacher Reports to: Director of Elementary School Start Date: July 1, 2024 Primary responsibilities include: ● Implementing and fostering a joyful classroom environment and encouraging all learners in a child-centered approach. ● Creating and implementing authentic Arts-Integrated instruction and Project-Based Learning practices in an academically rigorous setting. ● Teaching the whole child, including social/emotional learning, with a focus on logical and restorative approaches to problem solving. ● Providing thoughtful differentiated instruction to each student. ● Building and maintaining strong relationships with parents and families through open, consistent, and positive communication. ● Creating and/or maintaining appropriate records and assessments. ● Developing and implementing appropriate intervention strategies in collaboration with student support staff. ● Maintaining professional competence through participation in professional development opportunities....
04/08/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Job Title: Lead Teacher Reports to: Director of Elementary School Start Date: July 1, 2024 Primary responsibilities include: ● Implementing and fostering a joyful classroom environment and encouraging all learners in a child-centered approach. ● Creating and implementing authentic Arts-Integrated instruction and Project-Based Learning practices in an academically rigorous setting. ● Teaching the whole child, including social/emotional learning, with a focus on logical and restorative approaches to problem solving. ● Providing thoughtful differentiated instruction to each student. ● Building and maintaining strong relationships with parents and families through open, consistent, and positive communication. ● Creating and/or maintaining appropriate records and assessments. ● Developing and implementing appropriate intervention strategies in collaboration with student support staff. ● Maintaining professional competence through participation in professional development opportunities....
04/08/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Special Education Teacher As a successful Special Education Teacher you will serve as a member of the Student Support team offering educational, social, behavioral, and emotional services to students. At Homer Plessy we strive to understand and meet all students at their level, and provide our staff with the tools and resources to intervene successfully for those students. This role is not only important in uplifting individual students, but also to enhance special education and interventions throughout Homer Plessy Community Schools. The Special Education Teacher will report to the Chief of Student Support, the Director of Special Education, and the School Principal. Position Description and Expectations • Instruct students on modified state standard aligned lessons that include strategies that meet the needs of the individual students • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children when needed • Meet and confer with stakeholders to...
04/08/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
Please provide us with your resume and cover letter in the application  above. Please indicate on your cover letter what position(s) you would be interested in for the 2024-25 school year.
04/08/2024
Full time
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
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12/12/2023
Homer A. Plessy Community Schools
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