KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 2

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org

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Founding Second Grade Lead Teacher

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KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 2

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org

Founding Second Grade Lead Teacher 

KIPP Miami

 
Context: KIPP Miami
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 80,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 200 schools across the country.
KIPP Miami is the first new region since 2010.  The first elementary school in KIPP Miami will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, KIPP Miami plans to serve students from grades K-12 in multiple schools across the city.
Regional and School Mission/Vision
KIPP Miami Schools Mission
KIPP Miami Public Schools seek to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
 
KIPP Miami elementary school
At KIPP Miami’s elementary school, we will seek to unleash the power, passion and wisdom within each student so their light can shine brightly. Students’ light will make them the future citizens and equity leaders of our local and global communities. KIPPsters honor themselves, their families and their communities by critically questioning, innovating and solving the problems of tomorrow. Students believe in the “beautiful struggle” – the belief every challenge is a ray of opportunity. KIPPsters seek excellence, hope and joy in all that they do because they know education will give them the power, opportunities and freedom to change their world and their place within it and will light the path for others to do the same.
 
Our Belief on the Importance of Teachers
We believe teachers are the soul of a school. We believe they should be treated as the professionals that they are. Teachers have the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and we believe in the power teachers hold to give students the opportunities to shine.
 
Founding Lead Teachers
KIPP Miami Public Schools is seeking a team of founding Kindergarten lead teachers to start the first KIPP region since 2010. We are looking for dynamic teachers that are leaders both in their classroom and outside of their classroom, who love students, families and the community and who are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve.

Founding teachers…
  • play a significant role on an entrepreneurial team
  • have a growth mindset about themselves and our students
  • are problem solvers and remain solutions-oriented in the face of uncertainty and adversity
  • are committed to actively caring for students, families and the community
  • have a relentless focus on results
  • believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
  • possess strong content knowledge and classroom management skills
  • teach an extended day and year schedule (7am – 5 pm, beginning in mid-July)
  • contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
  • communicate effectively with students, families and colleagues
 
Lead teacher responsibilities
 
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
  • Mentor a teaching fellow through a co-teaching model
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with your school team
  • 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
  • Model and uphold school’s values, student management policies and culture
Family Engagement
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress about both character and academics
  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving families and the community
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
  • Conduct home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents.
Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
Additional Responsibilities
  • Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours 
  • Coordinate and lead overnight field lessons both in and out of state to extend student learning
  • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
  • Assist with both student and staff recruitment
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years teaching, preferably in an urban or low-income setting
  • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
  • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
  • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
 
KIPP Miami 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.