High School Math Teacher

  • Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 06/22/2024

Job Description


High School Mathematics Teacher
(Full time, Certification Preferred)

Position Description


Educators for Quality Alternatives operates alternative schools in New Orleans serving students who have dropped out, been expelled, or otherwise have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional school settings. Our students leave school with the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in the career and education paths of their choice. EQA runs three high schools: The NET: Central City, The NET: Gentilly, and The NET:East.  EQA also runs a therapeutic middle school program, The Bridge, and a childcare center for students’ infants and toddlers, The NEST.  


Position Summary:

As an EQA Teacher, you have a tremendous impact on the growth and success of some of the city’s brightest and most vulnerable young people. Teachers build rigorous curriculum and inclusive classroom cultures that meet students where they are and support them to develop to their greatest potential.


EQA High School Math Teachers are responsible for:

  • Developing and using Tier 1 curriculum and assessments
  • Planning and implementing engaging, rigorous,and differentiated instruction
  • Building and leveraging transformative relationships for student growth
  • Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level
  • Constantly developing your own craft

Depending upon the school and position, math teachers are generally responsible for a combination of two of the following courses:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Financial Literacy
  • Math Essentials


Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years teaching at risk students with a demonstrated record raising student achievement 
  • A BA or BS required; Louisiana Teacher Certification preferred
  • Degree in and/or extensive knowledge of the subject area
  • Specialized interest and skills in working with students with learning and emotional difficulties
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building & management skills
  • Learning mindset dedicated to effectively and innovatively problem solving and constantly improving
  • Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
  • Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and growth


  • Start Date: Either June 3 or July 30
  • Location: The NET: East: 12000 Hayne Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70128
  • Schedule: School is year-round with generous leave schedule.
  • Salary: $45,000-$55,000 depending upon experience. Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases are based on performance and responsibilities.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403b retirement plan

To Apply:

For more information visit: www.eqaschools.org

To apply: https://eqaschools.applytojob.com/apply


EQA encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. EQA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. EQA does not sponsor employment visas.


Detailed Responsibilities:

Developing and using Tier 1 curriculum and assessments

  • If a curriculum is selected-- study and supplement the curriculum to meet students needs; if no curriculum is selected-- develop scope and sequences which align with the LA State Standards, LEAP2025 exams, and Act 833 portfolios
  • Develop and execute on aligned Weekly and Daily lesson plans
  • Develop and execute on aligned Labs, Projects, and other hands-on learning experiences


Planning and implementing engaging, rigorous, and differentiated instruction

  • Implement instructional best practices for students with academic skill gaps and struggles
  • Collaborate and/or co-teach with special education teachers and other staff to insure all students receive the appropriate, high quality modifications and accommodations
  • Develop differentiated assignments and assessments

Building and leveraging transformative relationships for student growth

  • Actively get to know your students as individuals
  • Conduct structured meetings with students’ to review their progress and develop plans for success
  • Create a trauma informed classroom culture
  • 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 approaches and collaborative problem-solving in order to teach students how to take responsibility for improving their behavior and communication 
  • Coordinate with counselors, special education teachers, administrators and others to insure each student receives the appropriate interventions and supports

Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level

  • Develop rigorous, authentic assessments to accurately gauge student understanding and mastery
  • Collect and analyze a variety of data to assess student’s strengths, gaps, and growth areas
  • 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