KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Early Childhood; General Elementary
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
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Elementary Lead Teacher

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KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Early Childhood; General Elementary
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

About KIPP Nashville
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000 students nation-wide and supports students from educationally under-resourced communities to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
 
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. 100% of our 2018 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to 4 year colleges and are projected to complete college at a rate 4x that of their peers. We are excited to expand our Kinder-College continuum by opening our 7th school in 2019 and continuing our growth until all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
 
The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in college and have an opportunity-filled life in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.


Position Responsibilities
Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Elementary Lead Teacher include, but are not limited to:


Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
  • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics and assessments
  • Use data to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
  • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Family Engagement
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
Qualifications & Experience
  • Valid Tennessee teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
  • ​​ELL Certification and/or experience working with English Language Learners a plus
  • Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Experience teaching in low-income schools (Highly Preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (Highly Preferred)

Compensation

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.
 
 
KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.