KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Delta Public Schools
Preferred Locations:Blytheville, AR; Helena, AR

Contact: Megan Stitzinger
Email: megan.stitzinger@kippdelta.org

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KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Delta Public Schools
Preferred Locations:Blytheville, AR; Helena, AR

Contact: Megan Stitzinger
Email: megan.stitzinger@kippdelta.org

Your responsibilities as a Lead Teacher
KIPP Delta teachers are at the core of our mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths needed to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond.
 
If you firmly believe that all students can learn, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes to disrupt the opportunity gap, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, and if you are eager to work alongside passionate educators committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school environment, then you are a KIPP Delta teacher.
 
As a KIPP Delta Teacher, your core responsibilities include:

Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum
  • Develop academically rigorous lessons, unit plans, rubrics and assessments
  • Use data to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide students with daily feedback on performance and plan for individual learning needs
 
Help Build a Positive School and Classroom Culture
  • Embody and maintain school’s values, policies and culture
  • Develop positive relationships with students, families, teachers and staff
  • Establish and maintain strong communication with all parents and share progress
  • Show up for critical school events, including: staff meetings, open houses, parent teacher conferences and more
 
Demonstrate a Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with your colleagues
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development
 
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Supporting student recruitment, enrollment, and retention activities as needed
  • Write letters of recommendation for students as needed

Check out our Day in the Life page to learn more about working at KIPP Delta!

Qualifications
The following are required of all KIPP Delta teachers:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Arkansas teaching license in Special Education (or in another state that has reciprocity) 
  • Meet Arkansas Qualified Teacher (AQT) status by demonstrated content knowledge in the Core Academic subject area being taught. Please see the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for more information: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/educator%20effectiveness/education-workforce-resources-data/arkansas-qualified-teacher-aqt.
  • Passing scores on the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II exams in the content area hired for or commitment to completing both tests within two months of hiring date
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Demonstrated commitment to closing the opportunity gap

Compensation
We offer a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Healthcare (health, vision, and dental) and supplemental insurance
  • 401k plan
  • On-going professional development opportunities:
    • Mentor programs for new teachers
    • Regional PD days during the year for all KIPP Delta teachers
    • Multiple school-specific PD opportunities
  • Generous time of including Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays that include Thanksgiving break and the last two weeks of the calendar year

To Apply:
Apply online at www.kippdelta.org/career; contact careers@kippdelta.org with questions.
 
About KIPP Delta
KIPP Delta is part of the nation-wide KIPP non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students.
 
Our alumni have achieved a 100% high school graduation rate and are supported to and through college by our KIPP Through College program. We are excited that KIPP delta will serve over 1,300 students in Helena and Blytheville, AR in the 2020-2021 school year.
 
KIPP Delta is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all of our students, families, teachers, staff and community members. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.