KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
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Contact:  
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Middle School Teaching Fellow

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KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

COMPENSATION: Please note that the Teaching Fellow position is an annual salary of $35,000.  This position receives medical benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Teaching Fellows work intensively with school leaders and teachers to hone teaching skills while helping our students achieve the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits needed to succeed in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top colleges and universities. Teaching Fellows  will learn data-driven instructional strategies to develop structured and dynamic lessons to engage all students. The Teaching Fellow's time is divided between assisting teacher advisors, lesson planning, whole-group instruction, small group tutoring and grading. These duties provide an excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching positions for the 2018-19 school year.
 
KIPP Austin teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:15 am to 4:45 pm (exact start and end times vary slightly by school), with most arriving before and staying after these hours. Though they face demanding schedules, all KIPP Austin teachers are strongly supported by dedicated leadership and staff.  KIPP Austin students have an extended school day and a brief mandatory summer session. This extra time allows KIPP Austin to develop innovative and highly effective instruction for all of our students.  At KIPP Austin, we value college starting from Kindergarten and keep it top of mind as students continue to grow as learners.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • In partnership with a mentor teacher, develop and deliver academically rigorous lessons; create rubrics and assessments
  • Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Offer/receive constructive feedback in order to create a professional atmosphere that is conducive to continuous development
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with students/children in an educational setting (after school program, student teaching, etc.)
  • Demonstrate measureable success in previous experiences related to education or working with students
  • Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)Desire to become a KIPP Austin middle school teacher
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
     
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
  • Competitive salaries and bonus program
  • Teacher Career pathway with expert teacher development and opportunities for career advancement
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage options with 79-95% of monthly medical premium costs (depending on the plan) paid by KIPP Austin
  • 100% KIPP-paid short-term disability
  • Paid parental leave (amount paid based on tenure)
  • On-campus dry cleaning pick-up
  • Retail discounts
  • Gold’s Gym individual and family plan discount
 
 
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org


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