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  • Lower School Science Instructor

    Lower School Science Instructor

    The Lower School Science Instructor is responsible for overseeing the science curriculum, instruction, and assessment for third through fifth-grade students. This role requires proficiency in goal setting, research, planning, organization, coordination, decision-making, communication, and evaluation.
    Qualifications for this position include:
    • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
    • Experience in developing elementary science curriculum.
    • 3-5 years of Lower School teaching experience.
    • Specialized certification in science education preferred.
    Reporting to the Head of the Lower School, this position entails the following responsibilities:
    • Plan, organize materials, and deliver hands-on science lab-based lessons to third through fifth-grade students.
    • Incorporate real-world applications to enhance student understanding of scientific concepts.
    • Foster an inquiry-based learning environment to nurture students' curiosity about the world around them.
    • Assess student progress through a variety of formative and summative assessments, and provide timely feedback to students and parents/guardians.
    • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices in science education and pedagogy.
    • Collaborate with Lower School faculty to integrate science across the curriculum.
    • Attend faculty meetings, student support meetings, and grade-level team meetings.
    • Engage with the science department across divisional levels.
    • Uphold the mission and philosophy of the school.
    • Fulfill regular school duties such as carline, recess supervision, and Enrichment Clusters.
    • Contribute to the overall school community by participating in faculty committees and volunteering for events.
    • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.

    If you are passionate about education and meet the criteria above, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team at ESA Lower School.To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Pham, ESA Lower School Head.

    Episcopal School of Acadiana is a co-ed, college-preparatory day school for students in grades PK-3 through 12.  Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.  ESA challenges its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.
  • Lower School Teacher - First Grade

    Lower School Teacher - First Grade 

    The ESA Lower School Teacher (first grade) is responsible for developing and implementing engaging lesson plans aligned with curriculum standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The role extends to creating a positive and structured classroom environment where students feel safe, respected, and motivated to learn, while also accommodating diverse learning needs through differentiated instruction. The teacher will evaluate student progress, maintain effective communication with parents, actively participate in continuous professional development, and collaborate with colleagues and support services to ensure the fulfillment of all student needs.

    Qualifications for this position include:
    • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
    • Experience in developing elementary curriculum.
    • 3-5 years of Lower School teaching experience.
    Reporting to the Head of the Lower School, this position entails the following responsibilities:
    • Plan, organize materials, and deliver engaging classroom lessons to first grade students.
    • Collaborate with Lower School faculty to ensure vertical alignment.
    • Maintain clear and consistent communication with parents to foster a collaborative learning environment and support student success.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, student support meetings, and grade-level team meetings.
    • Uphold the mission and philosophy of the school.
    • Fulfill regular school duties such as carline, recess supervision, and Enrichment Clusters.
    • Contribute to the overall school community by participating in faculty committees and volunteering for events.
    • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.
    If you are passionate about education and meet the criteria above, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team at ESA Lower School. To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Pham, ESA Lower School Head.

    Episcopal School of Acadiana is a co-ed, college-preparatory day school for students in grades PK-3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor. ESA challenges its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.
  • Upper School English Teacher

    Upper School English Teacher
     
    ESA is seeking a dynamic and engaging secondary English teacher with the possibility of sitting as chair of the department if interest is indicated. Specific course assignments will vary based on the successful candidate’s interests and expertise. Our English department fosters three core skills: active reading, critical thinking, and crisp writing. As an Episcopal school, we also endeavor to advance the ethical development of our students, and we consider the English department’s curriculum and teachers vital components of that mission. Through a wide range of developmentally appropriate fiction and nonfiction reading and writing, students wrestle with moral and ethical questions. Teachers act as guides and facilitators who lead students toward logical and empathetic values in verbal and written expression.

    Our English curriculum introduces students to the foundations of world literature and to the practice of writing about literature. Freshmen explore the roots of the major early written texts in the sacred scripture, mythology, folklore, and songs of ancient civilizations. Anchor texts vary from year to year but have included Gilgamesh, The Ramayana, and The Odyssey. Sophomores study British literature and explore the major literary periods, topics and themes beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and ending with the Modern period. Juniors study American literature and have the option to take AP English Language and Composition. ESA senior English students take two one-semester capstone courses of their choosing. Course offerings vary from year to year and may focus on specific topics, themes, genres, or authors. While exposing students to a variety of traditions and points of view, these courses refine and develop student critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
     
    The English curriculum corresponds with the social studies curriculum, and English class discussion and writing assignments help students draw connections between selected texts and what they are learning in social studies about history, literature, philosophy, and culture. Grammar, rhetoric, and composition lessons ensure that students master the ability to produce academic writing that demonstrates not only standard English grammar and mechanics, but also the sensitive use of a wide range of sentence constructions.

    Department chairs at ESA serve as mentors and visionaries for their department while also managing the nuts and bolts of budgets, meetings, and observations. They report directly to the division chairs and oversee lower, middle, and upper school teachers and curriculum.
     
    The ideal candidate will engage students in a variety of ways to engender enthusiasm for the lessons, and he/she will embrace the idea of experiential learning. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree or higher is preferred. ESA is accepting resumes from new teachers, but 3 or more years teaching experience is also a preference.

    Please submit resume to Employment, PO Box 380, Cade LA 70518 or to Upper School Head Dr. Kat Movassaghi at kmovassaghi@esacadiana.com
  • Assistant Teacher – ESA Lower School (Lafayette campus)

    ESA Lower School is currently hiring Assistant Teachers for the 2024-25 school year. This role involves dynamic responsibilities aimed at meeting classroom needs and fostering professional growth. 

    Ideal candidates:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education.
    • Possess relevant work or volunteer experience with children.
    • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Genuinely enjoy working with children and exhibit a balance of kindness and firmness while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.
    • Collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels.
    • Are willing to go beyond basic daily duties and step in to assist when needed.
    Duties include:
    • Supervising students both inside and outside the classroom.
    • Instructing small groups of students in accordance with teacher directives and guidelines.
    • Providing support to the lead teacher, including tasks such as making copies, setting up and cleaning up, and escorting students around campus.
    • Assisting with morning or afternoon car line duties.
    If you are passionate about education and meet the criteria above, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team at ESA Lower School. To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Pham, ESA Lower School Head.
     
    Episcopal School of Acadiana is a co-ed, college-preparatory day school for students in grades PK-3 through 12.  Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.  ESA challenges its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.


  • Middle / Upper School Spanish and French Teacher

    Location:
    Cade, Louisiana

    Salary:
    Competitive benefits package
    Commensurate with education and experience

    Type:
    Full Time – Faculty
     
    Summary:
    ESA is seeking a dynamic and engaging World Language teacher to teach Middle and Upper School Spanish and French. The World Languages Department at ESA is structured around the intensive study of French or Spanish. Instruction within the department includes not only the usual skills of reading, writing, and listening, but introduces an entirely new way of speaking. Proper use of intonation, appropriate facial expressions, and gestures inherent to native speakers are emphasized along with the obvious use of new sets of vocabulary and grammatical structures.

    Instruction is through the immersion method; limited English is spoken in the class after the first few weeks. Grammatical structure is taught orally throughout the curriculum, as required by given situations, rather than in a structured series of exercises. The ultimate goal of the study of world languages at ESA is to demonstrate that a world language can become a natural means of communication and an integral part of life.

    The ideal candidate will engage students in a variety of ways to engender enthusiasm for the lessons, and he/she will embrace the idea of the immersion method. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree or higher is preferred. Ideal candidates should have a high degree of fluency in both Spanish and French (at least Advanced on the ACTFL proficiency level or at least B2 on the DELF framework).

    Episcopal School of Acadiana is a co-ed, college-preparatory day school for students in grades PK-3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor. ESA challenges its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.   

    For more information regarding ESA and the Spanish/French Teacher position, please contact Andrea D. Hernandez, Head of Middle School, at adhernandez@esacadiana.com.

Our Mission

Episcopal School of Acadiana is a coeducational, independent day school for students in grades PK3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor. ESA challenges students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.


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  • Deb Cochran, LS Math

    "The only way you can see what a child is made of is to push them to their potential."
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  • Monti Smith, MS Counseling

    "ESA’s journey to independence aligns with my counseling philosophy, including returning responsibility to the students as much as possible."
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  • Dr. Stuart Cornwell, US Math

    "What I love most are the intellectual challenge and participating in the intellectual and emotional lives of my colleagues and students."
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  • Beverly Burgin, LS Science

    "My students have the resources to really be active participants in the science classroom."
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Episcopal School of Acadiana is a private coeducational day school for students in grades PK3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.

Episcopal School of Acadiana (Lafayette Campus)

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