1st Grade 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 – Instructor/Teacher

About CANO

Community Academies of New Orleans (“CANO”) is a relatively new charter school management organization created to strengthen and grow strong leadership and strategic, operational practices that will launch CANO into the future to become a Destination School in the metropolitan New Orleans area. 

CANO’s vision is to build a system of exemplary schools deeply influenced by our students, families, and communities, with graduates 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, 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 a teacher is to deliver classroom instruction that helps students learn. To accomplish this, teachers must prepare effective lessons, grade student work and offer feedback, manage classroom materials, productively navigate the curriculum, and collaborate with other staff. An Instructor reports directly to the Division Head, Assistant Principal, and Principal. THe instructor’s role is to also uphold 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.

Essential Job Duties

  • 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.

  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations. 

  • Prepare required reports on students and activities. · Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.

  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and needs.

  • Set up and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities

 Physical Demands

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

  • Continuous walking throughout the school buildings assisting staff members and students. 

  • 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 30 days of the date of hire. 

EEO Statement

CANO believes in the importance of 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 the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. "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