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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
2018 - 2019: Elementary Teachers K - 4
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Bricolagenola | New Orleans, LA
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Job Description

Bricolage Academy is a school with a big goal: we aim to be the highest performing non-selective school in New Orleans.

There are many people who contribute to making Bricolage special - parents, administration, students and community members - but teachers are at the center of it all. Bricolage teachers must demonstrate a deep commitment to our mission of advancing educational equity by creating innovators who change the world.

Our teachers embody our organizational values (integrity, empathy and innovation). They are always trying to get better, have a deep love for children and approach everything with a joie de vivre.

Our teachers create the kind of classrooms that nobody ever wants to leave - where its fun to learn and you can almost see the discovery fireworks bouncing off the walls. Were looking for others who approach their work like we do balancing seriousness and diligence with warmth and levity.


Specifically, lead teachers at Bricolage are responsible for:

* student outcomes. We use multiple measures to assess student learning and preparedness, but its on the lead teachers to deliver.
* laying the foundation of learning for students in your class and establish the culture for an entire school ensuring every child is on track to living the life of their dreams
* delivering an instructional approach that includes:
* a balanced literacy program inclusive of Teacher's College Reading and Writing Workshops
* a math program built upon the Bridges in Mathematics curriculum
* inquiry-driven science and social studies instruction
* creating a classroom culture, grounded in Responsive Classroom techniques and startegies, where students:
* share in its ownership
* treat each other with empathy and act with integrity
* learn how to be responsibly autonomous
* developing relationships with each student and their family

Some other things you should know about us:

We're building a new kind of school that doesn't have a formula to follow. There is no 'how-to' book for our community. We're making it ourselves. That requires people who can embrace vulnerability, take initiative, learn from mistakes, and be open to giving and receiving feedback.

Bricolage is a diverse community, but we are committed to being an anti-racist one. This means devoting time to understand what racism is, exploring how it manifests, and taking actions to dismantle it. Also, Bricolage's diversity is not itself an end. Rather, we believe our diversity is a means to amplifying empathy, advancing equity and facilitating creativity and innovation.

We don't have all of the answers, and we're okay with that. If you're looking for certainty, we suggest you pursue a position in a factory (or a factory-like school). Bricolage is being built as we speak. It's a magical place, but an imperfect one. Everyone at Bricolage has successes and failures. You will experience both.

Were looking for a special kind of teacher. If this sounds like you, please apply. We cant wait to meet you.



* Love for children
* Bachelors Degree
* Demonstrated success raising student achievement
* At least 2 years of teaching experience


* Louisiana teaching certificate
* Elementary grade level experience
* Familiarity with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop model of literacy instruction
* Success as a classroom teacher with a predominantly middle to high income student population and success as a classroom teacher with a predominately low income population
* Experience with Responsive Classroom

People of color strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Bricolage Academy does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.