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Careers

The faculty at Country Day teach in small classes and have a great deal of autonomy in the classroom while also utilizing a team approach to planning curriculum. Teachers address many facets of students' lives and act in tandem with parents and fellow educators to do so. Collegial behavior at Country Day takes many forms. It can be the relationship between a master teacher and a mentee, a group of teachers working on strategies to help a student write better essays, or committees deciding to change curriculum. As part of this community, teachers find themselves surrounded by supportive colleagues and are involved in community life.

Job Openings

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  • Early Childhood Center Teacher

    The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced early childhood educator to fill the position of ECC Teacher. The successful candidate will be an organized and enthusiastic educator who thrives on working closely with young people in a collaborative and forward-thinking environment. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education is required with an advanced degree preferred. The ability to work positively with children, parents, teachers, and school leadership is essential. This full-time 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The ECC Teacher reports to the Director of the Early Childhood Center.  
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    ·         Maintaining all paperwork associated with Type III License standards
    ·         Attending all staff meetings
    ·         Earning 12 clock hours of training per year, 3 hours of Health and safety training, and CPR/First Aid training
    ·         Maintaining written and oral communication with families
    ·         Maintaining communication with team members and Director
    ·         Consistently arriving to work on time and staying until the appointed departure time
    ·         Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Director
    ·         Maintaining organized and clean classroom environments
    ·         Planning and executing developmentally appropriate activities
    ·         Attending to all needs of the children and maintaining focus on them at all times during work hours
    ·         Assist children with all self-help skills including toileting and diapering as needed
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Interested parties should forward a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate.
    Applicants may email materials to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “ECC Teacher Position” in the subject line of the email.

    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Mr. Paul Casadaban
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local 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.
  • Full-Time Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the full-time (100% effort) position of Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching early childhood aged children is also preferred. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    • Teaching all subjects including, but not limited to language arts, math, geography/social studies, science, and history.
    • Developing lesson plans, which provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Developing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy and learning in a multiage classroom.
    • Identifying the learning needs of individual children.
    • Planning and delivering learning instructions that are based on the needs of the students.
    • Providing learning environments that are stimulating where the children can develop their potential and also experience growth.
    • Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills and knowledge.
    • Using or creating evaluation tools to assess the progress of the students.
    • Integrating technology into the curriculum.
    • Communicating to parents and the school’s management on the progress of the children.
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal.
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.
     
     
    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate as an email to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com. Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include “Full Time 3/4 Teaching Position” in the subject line of the email.
     
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Paul Casadaban
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local 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.
  • Part-Time Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the part-time (75% effort) position of Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching early childhood aged children is also preferred. This part-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Grades 3/4 Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    • Teaching all subjects including, but not limited to language arts, math, geography/social studies, science, and history.
    • Developing lesson plans, which provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Developing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy and learning in a multiage classroom.
    • Identifying the learning needs of individual children.
    • Planning and delivering learning instructions that are based on the needs of the students.
    • Providing learning environments that are stimulating where the children can develop their potential and also experience growth.
    • Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills and knowledge.
    • Using or creating evaluation tools to assess the progress of the students.
    • Integrating technology into the curriculum.
    • Communicating to parents and the school’s management on the progress of the children.
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal.
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.
     
     
    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate as an email to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com. Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include “3/4 Teaching Position” in the subject line of the email.
     
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Paul Casadaban
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local 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.
  • Upper School French Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced, technologically astute teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Upper School French Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree and near native fluency is required. An advanced degree in French, prior teaching experience, study and/or living in France, and certification are all preferences. This full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Upper School French Teacher reports primarily to the Upper School Principal.

    The goal of the Country Day French Department is to immerse students in a second language while teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through the language of French. Students graduate from Country Day with a strong proficiency in a second language and an excellent understanding of the culture and diversity of our multi-lingual world through exposure to literature, film, current events, and a variety of multi-media experiences.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Having a native or near-native level of French fluency and articulation
    • Teaching upper school students
    • Developing upper school curriculum that engages students through immersion in French, including technology, multimedia, interactive projects, and sustained exposure to the four modalities of language learning
    • Working with members of the French department to coordinate and connect curricular goals
    • Supervising extracurricular activities, if needed
    • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Head of School, the Department Chair or the Division Principal
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com

    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com. Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include "US French Position" as the subject of the email.

    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:

    Paul Casadaban
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local 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.
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  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced teacher who will enjoy working as a member of a dedicated, student-centered faculty to fill the position of full-time Upper School Mathematics Teacher. The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics, is comfortable with the use of educational technology, and is able to engage students with a wide variety of teaching methods and learning strategies. This full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Upper School Mathematics Teacher reports to the Upper School Principal.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    -Teaching four to five sections of mathematics courses 
    -Developing differentiated lessons that provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the established curriculum to the needs of each student
    -Identifying the learning needs of individual children
    -Fostering students’ academic independence and organizational skills
    -Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, motivation, skills, and knowledge
    -Collaborating with fellow colleagues to promote student success
    -Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Upper School Principal
    -Supporting the mission of the school and its leadership

    Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com

    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate. Applicants should combine all documents into a single MS Word or PDF file and list their first and last name as the title of the file. Applicants may email that single file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “U.S. Math Position” in the subject line of the email. Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:

    Paul Casadaban
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local 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.

How to Apply

  • Employment Application
    Please send an educational philosophy statement, cover letter, resume, and application to Paul Casadaban.

Contacts

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  • Mr. Paul Casadaban 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Human Resources Manager
    Loyola Law School - JD
    Louisiana State University - B.S. Biological Sciences
    2018
Mentors
Each new faculty member is assigned a fellow teacher as a mentor. This person functions as part of a larger support structure for new teachers, which includes the New Faculty Committee, the administration, and all other faculty members. Mentors are paired with new faculty to help new teachers learn the culture of the school and grow professionally. These experienced and respected members of the Country Day community are a "friendly face" for teachers on campus. Mentors help teachers grow professionally by partnering with them to evaluate their work.

Professional Development
Professional Development opportunities are often fully funded by Country Day because we believe that ongoing training is crucial to teacher growth and development. $100,000 is budgeted each year for the faculty's professional endeavors. Annual ISAS and NAIS conferences, workshops in a teacher's subject or grade area and specialized training with the newest researchers in learning and child development are resources that faculty take advantage of to continue to improve their craft as teachers.

On campus, opportunities for professional growth abound. Department chairs, mentors, division heads, and other administration observe classes and meet with faculty about their professional growth. At the end of each school year, every faculty member meets with the Head of School to discuss their professional development over the past year. This is an opportunity for teachers to bring up concerns with the Head, review their accomplishments, and discuss goals for the coming year. In addition to the ongoing individual professional development during the year, at the beginning and end of each school year, faculty gather to discuss important curricular matters, work together in cross-divisional groups, and meet with experts in the field of education, curriculum, diversity, and child development.

Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability.
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.