KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Music; Chorus; Spanish; Specials; Art; Dance; Health; Physical Education; Theater
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Alyssa Dudley
Email: adudley@kippnashville.org

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Elementary Related Arts Teacher

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KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Music; Chorus; Spanish; Specials; Art; Dance; Health; Physical Education; Theater
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Alyssa Dudley
Email: adudley@kippnashville.org

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 Overview
The Elementary Related Arts Teacher will work alongside Lead and Associate Teachers to cultivate in students a love for creativity and arts, and will build the foundations a strong related arts program.
 
Position Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Elementary Related Arts Teacher will include, but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Development and execute a rigorous curriculum and assess students’ progress
  • Develop rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
  • Provide students with daily feedback on performance in character and skills, and plan for individual learning needs
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy and passion for content area
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 and families
  • 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 to open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and other events involving families
Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleague sin 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)
 
Desired Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years of teaching experience with a proven record of success (Highly Preferred)
  • Experience working with underserved communities, families, and/or students (Preferred)
  • Certification in specific content
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, students, parents and community
 
Desired Characteristics
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families, and staff
  • Passionate about growing as a leader for racial justice and serving in an anti-racist school
  • Eagerness to collaborate and problem-solve with a variety of stakeholders
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Demonstrate commitment to continue their professional development individually
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of students
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, and/or Somali a plus

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.