KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools

Dallas, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Social Studies/History
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools
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2019-2020 Middle School History Teacher

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KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools

Dallas, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject: Social Studies/History
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

**KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth  is seeking teachers and leaders for the 2019-2020 school year. However, we will not contact candidates regarding the status of their application until November 2018**

 

Job Title: Middle School History Teacher            
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: KIPP Texas Dallas-Fort Worth
Position Reports To: School Leader


Our Team & Family
KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth is a growing network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life. Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains. For more than 15 years, KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth has been redefining what is possible in public education.

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a statewide network of 52 public charter schools across Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio educating over 27,700 students, covering a geographic footprint of over 400 square miles, and are among the 50 largest school districts in the state.
 
KIPP Texas Public Schools is part of the national KIPP network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 224 KIPP schools in 29 regions of the United States serving nearly 100,000 students

Position Overview

We are looking for talented and committed educators to serve as Teachers for our Middle School classes. Our Teachers will lead the decision-making process for the establishment of curriculum and culture as they develop a world-class early childhood education program from the stages of vision to execution.  We realize that the outcomes our students deserve necessitate continuously strong teaching from the time our students enter kindergarten until they graduate from college. As such, our Teachers will work closely with the School Leaders at KIPP Texas - DFW to ensure that our students learn, grow, and eventually achieve transformative life outcomes. Our Teachers will be responsible for ensuring that our scholar-leaders have the opportunity to learn in an environment of joyful, excellent teaching.

Above all else, the ideal Teacher will find joy and purpose in teaching children the habits necessary to be successful in school, and s/he will relish the opportunity to imbue our students with a love for learning. S/he must also be committed to KIPP DFW’s mission, while possessing the beliefs, character traits, and skills necessary to ensure student growth and achievement.

Beliefs:  The Teacher must believe that…

  • All children can and will learn.

  • Accountability starts and ends with me.

  • When there are problems, I find solutions.

  • When there is a better way, I find it. When a teammate needs help, I give. When I need help, I ask.

  • With deliberate practice, I can constantly become a better teacher.

  • I am a constant learner.

  • We are stronger as a team. I have a responsibility to my colleagues to be a contributor, not a contaminator.

 

Character: The Teacher must…

  • Have grit. When he or she gets “stuck”, he/she works relentlessly to solve the problem.

  • Be zesty. He or she must find passion, joy, and adventure in our work.

  • Make decisions with students’ best interests in mind.

  • Demonstrate self-control, both work-related and inter-personal.

  • Keep commitments made to students, families, and colleagues

  • Express and maintain optimism about the future of our students and our schools.

  • Be dependable, organized, efficient, creative, flexible, and self-aware.

  • Be able to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment.

  • Be responsive; follows up and follow through with students, families, and faculty members.

  • Be inspirational and motivational.

  • Possess passionate and loving attitude toward all children.

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop measurable instructional goals and systems to track progress for all scholars relative to academic goals.

  • Create, utilize and revise (with data) upon long-term plans, unit plans, unit assessments, and weekly lesson plans in instructional practice.

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver appropriate lessons using a variety of presentation methods in order to keep scholars engaged and meet their individual needs.

  • Use multiple forms of data to inform daily instructional decisions—including targeted intervention and acceleration

  • Create and maintain a positive classroom environment that promotes good behavior and adheres to our choice management system.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents by communicating frequently to inform them of scholar academic and personal growth.

  • Maintain records of scholars' progress and development; as well as steps taken to enhance their development.

  • Research and apply research-based practices to content area.

  • Plan for and participate in extracurricular activities designed as opportunities to support scholars academic and character development

  • Seek regular observation and instructional feedback for continued growth

  • Actively participate in regular professional development.

  • Other activities assigned at the School Leaders’ discretion to achieve our mission.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required

  • At least two years’ experience as an lead teacher/teacher of record educator in middle school classrooms in a traditionally underserved community, required

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental certification or commitment to work towards ESL certification, required

  • State of Texas teaching certification in content or commitment to enroll in preferred Texas certification program, required

  • Demonstrated strong achievement results and documented growth with scholars on formative assessments (norm-referenced and state)

  • Spanish-speaking proficiency, preferred

 

Teaching Hours:

  • Weekday teacher hours: 7:00 AM to 5 PM

  • Extended school year – students attend from mid-August through early June

  • Professional Development: 3 ½ weeks from mid-July through mid-August

 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Long periods of standing and sitting and have the ability to lift items up to 25 lbs. is required.

  • There will be continued use of hands, wrist and arm movements.

  • Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing.

  • Position will require limited travel.

  • Periodic participation in activities to support the KIPP team/mission (such as assembling lunches or rearranging lightweight furniture) is required.

 

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position will have periods of extended work week hours, which is required to support both the ongoing development of the school and the delivery of high quality education for all students.


General Sign-Off:
The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies.  Duties may be changed at the discretion of KIPP Texas - DFW at any time.

Contact Information:
Please submit application, cover letter, and resume online at www.kippdfw.org/careers, including contact information for three references, including at least one current/former supervisor. For more information on KIPP, please visit www.kipp.org.

KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.