• More families are choosing Jefferson Parish Schools. Student enrollment is up and our teacher network is expanding. We are looking for highly qualified, motivated, and talented teachers across all grade levels and content areas. If you are resourceful and passionate about transforming the largest and most diverse traditional school system in Louisiana, we want you on our team.

    Grow With Us in Jefferson Parish Schools. We are on the rise as a district and we will support you as you grow in the classroom and beyond. Here is a look at some of the benefits, support, and opportunities we offer.

Our Benefits

  • We offer all teachers a comprehensive benefits package that takes care of them like we know they care for our kids. Our starting teacher pay is among the highest in the region. As you grow in your profession, so will your salary and your opportunities for advancement. 

    • $47,000 starting salary for certified teachers (commensurate with education and experience) /$37, 500 (non-certified salary) --Non-certified teachers do not receive credit for previous years of teaching experience or higher education.
    • $2,000 Hiring Incentive at Target Schools
    • $1,000 Critical Shortage content area Incentive
    • $250 Perfect Attendance stipend per semester
    • $100 Teacher Supply stipend per semester
    • Free $10,000 life insurance policy
    • Free Dental/Vision 
    • 24-7 Employee Assistance program (5 free behavioral counseling visits available to employee and household members, legal and financial consultations)
    • $25 doctor co-pay/$50 specialist co-pay (Eligible employees can choose 1 of 6 medical plans--the most common offers the $25/$50 co-pay)
    • Investment in TRSL (8% paid by the employee; District amount is variable)

Our Support

  • From the day you step foot in the classroom, we are there with support and guidance. Our new teachers benefit from mentors and extensive onboarding, seasoned educators benefit from leadership opportunities that come with more money and career advancement, and every teacher benefits from job-embedded professional development and the district’s long-term commitment to a top-rated curriculum and 21st century classrooms. 

    • New teacher support system
    • Meaningful, job-embedded professional development
    • Teacher leadership & mentor opportunities
    • Full TAP implementation
    • Supportive school administration 
    • Annual teacher celebrations
    • Embark new teacher support and onboarding program
    • Ignite teacher leader fellowship program
    • Ignite content leader fellowship program
    • Operation LEAD program for aspiring principals
    • Growing teacher pipeline systems
    • High quality teacher mentors
    • Multiple career pathways for teachers
    • Active union participation with Jefferson Federation of Teachers
    • Balanced academic calendar that supports educator priorities and minimizes summer learning loss
    • Teacher leadership promoted through Instructional Leadership Teams
    • Differentiated, job-embedded, and practical professional development
    • District commitment to the same top quality curriculum
    • Resources and technology to deliver curriculum
    • Online Teacher Support Menu where teachers can request district support in minutes
    • Schedules that maximize learning

Our Opportunities

  • Many opportunities you will only find from the stability and diversity of serving the largest traditional school system in Louisiana. If there is an area you are passionate about in the education circle - or one you don’t know you’re passionate about yet - chances are you’ll find it in Jefferson Parish Schools. 

    • 82 schools: traditional, academies, magnet, STEM
    • Countless programs: ESL, dual language, career ed, arts, athletics
    • Career advancement
    • Diverse student population
    • Culturally rich communities
    • New Orleans metro area
    • Safe schools with single point of entry and school resource officers at all middle and high schools
    • Annual trainings to support educators on responding to crisis situations
    • Clean and well maintained schools
    • Neighborhood K-8 schools
    • Advanced Placement
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Honors
    • College Level Examination program
    • Career and Technical Education programs that reflect industry needs
    • Local university partnerships
    • Superintendent’s Teacher Council
    • Leader in Me program that promotes student leadership and character building
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