About

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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  • Lower School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Lower School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting resumes for experienced individuals who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Lower School (Grades Pre-K through 5th) for the 2019-2020 school year. Individuals should have experience working with young children in the classroom and should have a flexible schedule to be available readily. Upon completing the application process and approval, you will be added to our substitute list and will be contacted by faculty members for full or half-day coverage, with advanced or short notice, depending on the situation.

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

    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "LS Substitute 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.
  • Middle / Upper School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Middle and/or Upper School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting resumes for experienced individuals who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) and/or Upper School (Grades 9 through 12) for the 2019-2020 school year. Individuals should have experience working with middle to upper school-aged students in the classroom and should have a flexible schedule to be available readily. Upon completing the application process and approval, you will be added to our substitute list and will be contacted by faculty members for full or half-day coverage, with advanced or short notice, depending on the situation.

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

    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "MS/US Substitute 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.
  • Part-Time Lower School Aftercare Staff Member

    Aftercare Staff Member in the Lower School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting resumes for experienced individuals who are willing to work as a Part-Time Aftercare Staff Member in the Lower School (Grades Pre-K through 5th) for the 2019-2020 school year. During the school year, aftercare hours run from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 2:30pm to 6:00pm on Wednesdays. Other opportunities throughout the school year will also be available to help staff full-day CajunCare Camps. Applicants should have experience working with young children and should be eager to engage the children through developmentally appropriate play and scheduled activities.

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

    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "LS Aftercare 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.
  • Part-time Lower School PMK Teacher (afternoon Kindergarten)

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the part-time position of Lower School PMK Teacher (afternoon Kindergarten). The hours of this position are from 12pm to 3:45pm Monday through Friday. A Bachelor’s degree with teaching experience is strongly preferred. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School PMK Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our website:www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    Supporting 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.
    Participating in Lower School Lunch Duty from 12:05 to 12:30 each day.
    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. Applicants should combine all materials into a single MS Word or PDF document and list their first and last name as the title of the document. Applicants may email that file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “PMK 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.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national, or ethnic origin.