ELA/SS Instructor

$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Community Academies of New Orleans
  • Esperanza Academy, South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 05/19/2023
Full time Teaching

Job Description

Job Description – ELA/SS Instructor

About CANO

Community Academies of New Orleans (“CANO”) is a new charter school management organization created to bring together Esperanza Charter School, Foundation Prep Charter School, and Lafayette Academy Charter School to strengthen all three schools.  The nonprofit boards that governed Foundation Prep and Choice Foundation voted to establish this partnership in 2019 to benefit from the organizations’ shared values, similar programming, and strong leadership, and set operations of CANO to launch ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year.  

CANO’s vision is to build a system of exemplary schools, deeply influenced by our students, families, and communities, with graduates who are committed to being community advocates and leaders. Its mission is to cultivate schools that nurture students’ character and critical thinking ability in responsive learning environments, thereby equipping them to be impactful community leaders.  CANO will strive for high academic performance at all our schools while securing partnerships and programming that use community assets to support our schools and students.  In doing this, CANO brings a fresh, yet grounded, vision to the New Orleans charter landscape and forges a new path ahead for students, families, and communities alike. 

CANO’s Values are: 

  • INTEGRITY. We always do the right thing. 

  • TEAMWORK. We work and grow together. 

  • PASSION. We love our students; our community; our work. 

  • DIGNITY.  We value and respect every member of our community. 

  • COURAGE. We approach challenges with optimism and confidence.

About the Role 

The primary role of an ELA/SS teacher is responsible for teaching language skills to their students, including the basics like reading, writing, and speaking as well as teaching history, geography, politics, economics, and culture.  Integrating current events into lessons and also facilitating healthy debates and engaging classroom discussions. 

About the Opportunity

  • Upholding the mission and values of Community Academies of New Orleans in all student and family interactions to ensure our commitment is promoting academic excellence and success.

  • Strong knowledge of Tier ! Curriculum/ Guidebooks 

  • Helping students develop their writing, reading comprehension, and listening and speaking skills

  • Ability to bring social studies lessons to life with real-world applications

  • Creative skills to keep students engaged in lessons  

  • Planning and implementing class lessons that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and the additional specific grade-by-grade learning standards.

  • Planning and coordinating programs with the faculty and administration.

  • Providing ongoing student evaluation through regularly scheduled grade reporting and parent conferences.

  • Establishing and building great rapport with students to provide a great and exciting learning environment.

  • Accept and incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff.

  • Actively participate in strategic long- and short-term planning addressing individual needs of students.

  • Prepare students adequately for all required assessments.

  • Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management.

  • Remain current on ongoing developments and requirements from the Louisiana Department of Education relative to school accountability, assessment, and curriculum.


  • Commitment to providing and outstanding education for the children of New Orleans

  • Willing and able to carry out the mission and model the values of Community Academies of  New Orleans 

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)

  • Master’s degree (preferred)

  • Two or more years of ELA/SS teaching experience (preferred)

  • Louisiana State Certification (preferred)

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

  • Willingness to participate in professional development and instructional best practices

 Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 75% of the workday.

  • Able to occasionally move about inside the office and school building to meetings and other assigned duties  

  • Occasionally ascend stairs to migrate throughout the workspace

More about CANO

CANO Schools offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all of our instructional staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies. We also require all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of the COVID-19 vaccination within 30days of the date of hire. 

EEO Statement

CANO believes in being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects our students' diverse backgrounds and experiences. "We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Community Academies of New Orleans is an EEO employer and prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in accordance with federal, state, and local laws." 


Grade Range

Elementary (K - 5)


General Elementary

School Year

2023-24 SY