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Please note: This role is for the 2019-20 school year and will start on 7/15/2019.
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POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Texas Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Texas - Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Texas - Austin.
KIPP Texas - 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 Texas - Austin teachers are strongly supported by dedicated leadership and staff. KIPP Texas - Austin students have an extended school day and a brief mandatory summer session. This extra time allows KIPP Texas - Austin to develop innovative and highly effective instruction for all of our students. At KIPP Texas - Austin, we value college starting from Kindergarten and keep it top of mind as students continue to grow as learners.
- -Collaborate with a team of teachers to create, implement and assess academically rigorous lessons
- -Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Texas - Austin and Texas
- -Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
- -Support general education and special education students in achieving academic success and character growth
- -Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
- -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
- -Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a regular basis
- -Increase student growth and achievement
- -Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
- -Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Texas - Austin values
- -At least 2 years of experience teaching elementary school (preferred)
- -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
- -Knowledge of early childhood development, literacy, and language acquisition
- -Willingness to become Highly Qualified and ELL compliant, which can include obtaining ESL or Bilingual certification in Texas
- -Willingness to become ELL compliant (if applicable)
- -Bachelor’s degree (required)
- -Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas - 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 Texas - Austin students
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
- -Competitive salaries
- -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 Texas - 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 SCHOOLSKIPP 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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