Request for Proposals

NSNO is currently requesting proposals for the following projects:

NOLA Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)

New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is looking for an evaluator to conduct a high-quality program evaluation for the activities outlined in NSNO’s federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant. The five-year, $19,776,514 grant is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education and will support partner schools in implementing performance-based pay structures and career pathways for educators. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017 at 5 pm CST. Interested applicants should review the Request for Proposals (RFP) below and reach out to Steph Slates ( with questions.

How to Apply

TIF Request for Proposals

NOLA Charter Excellence Fund

In 2013, the NOLA Charter Excellence Fund was established through a partnership between the Charter School Growth Fund and NSNO to help transform New Orleans into the first city in the United States where every public school student is able to attend an excellent school.  Over the five year grant period, the NOLA Charter Excellence Fund will invest in the creation of 15,000 new high-quality school “seats” in New Orleans. NSNO will be executing application processes that award charter operators funds to replicate, expand, or launch high-quality schools that will serve public school students in New Orleans.

To learn more about candidate eligibility criteria and the application process, follow the link to the sample application below. Please note that the application on this site is a sample. For more information or to begin the application process, please contact Alyse Utley at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

NOLA CEF Grant Application

Relay National Principal Academy and National Principal Supervisor Academy

NSNO is launching the selection process for leaders who wish to go through Relay’s National Principal Academy Fellowship (NPAF) and National Principal Supervisor Academy (NPSA) in the 2017-2018 school year (see link for more info).

The programs, and thus the selection process, rests on three key qualities for success.  They are:

  • Work Ethic & Relentless Drive: Strong work ethic and willing to do what it takes to build a strong school and, in particular, willing to put in the extra time required for the program.
  • Openness to Feedback: Demonstrated openness to feedback with willingness to practice and incorporate feedback to continuously improve.
  • Belief and Personal Responsibility: Personal responsibility as principal to ensure that ALL of their students succeed

Click here for local cohort information.

How to Apply

Due by 5:00 PM on January 9, 2017

The first step is to go through NSNO’s selection process. In order to complete the selection process, please complete the following steps:
To apply, send the following two documents to Katie Patterson (

1. Statement of Interest:  

Write a one-page statement of interest in the program. Using elements of Relay GSE’s Candidate Self-Assessment for Selection, please include:

  1. Your personal/professional goals and reasons for joining the Relay Fellowship,
  2. A description of what you hope to get out of the program,
  3. Your current three strengths and three growth areas as a school leader,
  4. Why, given your role, you feel you have the time and commitment to complete this program successfully.

2. Updated Resume

Next Steps: Upon receipt of your written application materials, you will receive a request to schedule a 1-hour interview with NSNO between January 17 and January 27.

Please direct any questions to