KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2018-19 School Year
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Miami Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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Founding Middle School Special Education Teacher - Miami

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KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2018-19 School Year
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Miami Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

 

Founding Middle School Special Education Teacher - Miami
KIPP New Jersey is looking for a strong candidate with a track record of developing future leaders. You are passionate about education and understand the importance of strong leadership in generating student achievement. You are committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed. 

Here’s what you need to know: 
We’re looking for Elementary School Special Education teachers for the school year! Our  elementary school is seeking great teachers to help our students climb the mountain to college. Our teachers are dynamic leaders both in and outside of their classroom. They love students, families and the community they serve. They are also willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve.

Why join KIPP?
Great question! We’re really passionate about kids, fun and improvement. To find out more about why great teachers join, visit our website here.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Joining our elementary school as a Special Education teacher comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:

Classroom Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibilities for demonstrating achievement of individualized education program (IEP) goals and improved academic performance of students with disabilities

  • Develops an IEP at a Glance for each student that profiles existing assessment data [CST testing, district and state assessments], identified disability, classroom implications and IEP goals, accommodations and modifications and distributes to GL team.

  • Provides a wide-range of special education instructional opportunities for students to work one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class within push in or pull out settings, in support of the general education curriculum

  • Employs multisensory teaching strategies and specialized instruction based on an understanding of student strengths, weaknesses, disability and learning styles.

  • Works in collaboration with all general education teachers as a technical expert.

  • Monitors and tracks student progress towards goals in the inclusive setting, collaborates with related service providers, and monitors behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and provides accommodation / modification support.

  • Starts the referral process when a student is referred to the IEP team to determine interventions for students demonstrating disciplinary concerns, truancy, and/or academic failure or to further assess struggling students in all areas of suspected disabilities.

IEP Tasks :

  • Assumes responsibility for writing both initial and updated IEPs based on present levels of performance and developing goals that related to curriculum standards and content

  • Tracks student progress towards IEP goals on a weekly and quarterly basis

  • Uses tracking of student progress to determine changes in student programming

  • Reports achievement of goals and objectives at the end of every advisory period and issues quarterly progress reports

  • Maintains a portfolio of student grades, work samples, anecdotal data, and classroom observation information.

Case Management Tasks :

  • Assumes responsibility for case compliance and student academic progress as documented through both academic and compliance tracking tools.

  • Assumes responsibility for reviewing and analyzing all student information and developing a corrective action plan for students who need additional testing and/or a change in service.

  • Maintains special education files, in collaboration with the grade level social worker, and ensures that all evaluation recommendations are followed up and completed.

  • Helps to coordinate all IEP meetings for the grade level (Initial, Eligibility, IEP, Re-eligibility, Triennial), providing all academic data

  • Communicates IEP notes and updates to GL teams / teachers

  • Ensures that related services are represented in the IEPs and are being delivered in an integrated way and practically applied in the classroom.

  • Review monthly data of student performance with Assistant Principal and Principal 

Must Haves

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

  • A minimum of two years teaching, preferably in urban or low-income settings

  • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain

  • Subject matter expertise

  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning

  • The ability to be flexible in a fast-paced school environment where things change all the time 

Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP Miami offers a full benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop as well as travel benefits for TEAMmates coming from the West Palm Beach area. Learn more about KIPP Miami by clicking here. 

About KIPP Miami 
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 80,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 200 schools across the country. KIPP Miami is a new region and its first schools will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, KIPP Miami plans to serve students from grades K-12 in multiple schools across the city. 

KIPP Miami Public Schools seek to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.

KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.