KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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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: Miles Family Fellowship

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KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

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

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

About KIPP Delta Public Schools 
KIPP Delta Public Schools was founded in 2002 when we opened our doors to 65 fifth grade students in Helena, Arkansas. Our ultimate goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in life – and in so doing, prove what is possible in public education. We promised to do whatever was necessary to help our students succeed. KIPP Delta is still making – and keeping – the same promise today. We now lead five schools across the Arkansas Delta serving nearly 1,400 students and 200 alumni. Since opening, our schools have regularly outperformed local school districts academically, and the work of many of our schools, staff, and students has been recognized on local, statewide, and national levels. To date, 100% of our high school graduates have been accepted into college, and nearly 80% are currently persisting in or have graduated from college.

Where We Work 
Offering the ease of small town living near cities like Memphis and Little Rock, the Arkansas Delta is the ideal place to live, play, and work. Our schools currently span two locations, and campuses will continue to grow each year to serve all grade levels. For the 2019-2020 school year, we serve the following:
  • Helena Campuses – opened in 2002, serving students in grades PreK-12
  • Blytheville Campuses – opened in 2010, serving students in grades K-12
What We Value & Believe
We share an unwavering belief and passion for empowering students from underserved communities to pursue a life of value, joy, and integrity. We believe that when interacting with students, staff, and our community, every staff member should model our core values: High Expectations, Beyond Z (going above and beyond), Humility, and Love and Care. 
 
Who We Seek
KIPP Delta welcomes all candidates who strive to balance high expectations with a genuine love for our students, families, staff, and resources. We do this by challenging students, acknowledging their hard work and achievements, and never underestimating their intellect or desire to learn. We seek to create a joyous struggle in all students by planning rigorous lessons while differentiating to meet students’ needs. We know our job has been done well when our students leave our classrooms exhilarated and craving more. We acknowledge this work is hard, and we provide each other with the support and respect needed to fuel this very important effort.  
 
Miles Family Fellowship Overview
The Miles Family Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to increase leadership capacity in experienced KIPP assistant principals who are preparing to lead a KIPP School within the next two years. 

Miles Family Fellow & Regional Responsibilities

As part of the Miles Family Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:

        Orientation: A three-day orientation in May to build key relationships with leaders and begin critical coursework that frames the year-long learning experience
        Summer Institute: An intensive, three-week Summer Institute with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting in Chicago
        Intersessions: Three leadership development Intersessions throughout the school year; each Intersession is typically three days long
        Ongoing Professional Development: Participation in virtual professional development sessions, coaching conversations, course assignments, assessments, and feedback
        Continuous Support: On-going support from the KSLP team
        School-Wide Initiative Plan: Completion of a capstone leadership project that demonstrates ability to plan, execute and invest diverse stakeholders to achieve a school-wide initiative.
        Individual Development Plan (IDP): Creation of an Individual Development Plan that outlines the fellow’s strengths and areas of development. This plan is formally revisited regularly during the fellowship year and serves as a starting point for discussions between the fellow, host region and the KIPP Foundation about preparedness to transition into the school leader role.
        Individualized Coaching: Ongoing coaching by a KIPP Foundation leadership coach aligned to the strengths and areas of development in the fellow’s IDP.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
        Bachelor's Degree
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
At the time of application, applicants must have:
        Completed at least one year of experience in school-wide leadership as an assistant principal or dean
        Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results
        Worked in a school in which >50% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
 
COMPENSATION:
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Delta leaders. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
 
Miles Family Fellows are placed into KIPP schools and will receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Delta assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
 
The KIPP Delta provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
If you are a current KIPP employee, you must discuss this opportunity with your manager before applying.
 
The deadline to apply to the Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship for KIPP Delta is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. If you are interested in applying to the fellowships with other regions, please check their job listings carefully, as deadlines between regions vary.
 
Please note that if your application progresses to our Final Selection Event, we will invite you to an in-person Selection event Monday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
 
The fellowship selection process evaluates candidates on their readiness for school leadership using both the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies.
 
APPLICATION COMPONENTS:
For details on information requested through the application, please visit the School Leadership Fellowships webpage; detailed information is available under the “Application Components” section.