Who We Are
teachNOLA Teaching Fellows prepares individuals without teaching certification to become exceptional teachers for our most underserved students. teachNOLA Fellows play a critical role in breaking down the socioeconomic and racial barriers that have denied our students access to an equitable education. Through teachNOLA, you will elevate your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as a certified teacher working in New Orleans charter schools and Jefferson Parish Public Schools.
teachNOLA is an ambitious, teacher-centered effort to invigorate underserved New Orleans schools with great teachers. teachNOLA provides a diverse and passionate group of mission-driven aspiring teachers an affordable and accelerated pathway to the classroom.
We recruit, train, certify and support accomplished professionals, recent college graduates and graduating seniors who aren’t yet certified as teachers, but possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of the highest-needs schools. We provide the training, coaching and leadership development needed to provide our students with a quality education.
You may have built a successful career, and now wish to use those skills to impact our next generation. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who wants to share your passion for learning with the students of Baltimore City. Whatever your background, you have high expectations for all students and are deeply invested in ensuring all students have access to the education they deserve.
We are currently seeking mission-aligned candidates to teach critical-need subjects, including Math, Science, English, Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
Benefits of Teaching in New Orleans
Innovative School Structure: New Orleans is a growing city where most students attend charter schools, so Teaching Fellows can find their fit by choosing from among dozens of high-performing charters in Greater New Orleans, or a more traditional setting in a Jefferson Parish Public School.
Classroom-Centered Preparation: Fellow’s support is radically simple: focused practice on key skills, knowledge, and cultural mindsets so new teachers start strong. Where traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill building, our innovative training is centered around actual teaching experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on students’ values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them for success.
Certification that Counts: We hold high standards for licensure. Throughout your first year in the classroom, we carefully assess and support your growth, with expert coaching and personalized support. teachNOLA Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits: While pursuing certification, Fellows start earning a full teacher’s salary plus comprehensive benefits when they begin working full-time at a district or charter school at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2022
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must not be a licensed teacher
- Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
- Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA