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At Athlos, we put our teachers first, because we know excellent educators are the key to student success. Athlos staff members implement best practices in the classroom that engage students and promote cooperation, creativity, and curiosity. Through their student-centered approach, teachers consider the whole student. Teachers and coaches embrace and emulate the Athlos model and support a balanced approach to academic, physical, and social‑emotional student growth.
On January 4, 2023, AAJP School Governing Board approved a teacher salary schedule for the 2023-24 school year placing Athlos as one of the highest-paying schools for teachers in Louisiana.
Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish is dedicated to ensuring high-quality teaching in every classroom. Study after study shows teacher quality is the most significant contributor to student academic achievement. After compiling research for decades, education researcher Dr. Robert Marzano came to a similar conclusion:
“The one factor that surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school.”
With the salary increase, AAJP School Governing Board members demonstrated their commitment to recruiting and retaining only highly qualified, highly effective certified teachers. Our scholars and their families deserve nothing less. We are relentless in our pursuit to be the premiere K-8 public educational institution in the state. This vision is obtainable with the first-class, high-achieving faculty.
As professionals, Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish’s teachers are expected to demonstrate and shall be evaluated upon the following traits, skills, and work functions designated in the following teaching standards:
Together we can deliver on the promise to create and maintain a school culture where students and staff are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
The purpose of the referral program is to show appreciation to current employees who recruit qualified applicants to our organization. We are looking for talented educators who implement our three pillars into their classroom and are invested in the students.
Athlos welcomes referrals from employees and those who refer a teacher ultimately hired by Athlos will receive a $500 referral bonus, subject to the guidelines. Staff must use the Referral Form to refer prospective candidates.
Teachers are provided with the tools and professional learning needed to excel
For continued growth, professional development resources are available
The Athlos administration is supportive and caring
Student and staff success is celebrated
Staff have access to a team of education professionals at Athlos Academies
A focus on health and wellness applies to students and staff members
At Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish, we use the acronym “LEAD” to describe the characteristics of an ideal educator. The L in lead stands for lifelong learners, the E for every student matters, the A for actions and outcomes, and the D for data driven.
Athlos educators are held to a high standard and expected to serve as leaders to students, peers, and in their profession.
Athlos educators are advocates for lifelong learning. They understand that there is no end goal in education attainment, but instead, everyone has the capacity to grow. In response, Athlos educators are always seeking ways to grow. Athlos educators are expected to take part in, and contribute to, personal learning communities (PLCs) and professional development regularly, as well as stand as models to students as advocates for a lifetime of learning.
Every Student Matters
Athlos educators believe in the abilities of every child, and that every child has the capacity to succeed academically. Thus, Athlos educators tailor instruction to meet the needs of every student, because every student matters. Students are supported throughout their education experience both in the classroom, schoolwide, and through intentional parent-school partnerships, to assure every student is afforded the opportunity to succeed.
Actions and Outcomes
At Athlos, actions and outcomes drive instruction and learning. Athlos educators understand that student outcome is directly tied to, and dependent upon, actions taken in the classroom to provide quality instruction as well as effective behavior management. Athlos educators use student outcomes to analyze and structure classroom practices.
At Athlos schools, data is central to the teaching process. Athlos educators participate in PLCs and professional development and thrive on information collected and shared during walkthroughs and evaluations. Athlos educators constantly and consistently collect and analyze student data to improve instruction, allowing teachers to be more responsive to students’ needs and students to be in charge of their own learning.