KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

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

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org

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2019-20 Elementary Teacher in Residence

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KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

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

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org

Here’s what you need to know:
 
We need you to put our students on a path to college early on in their education.
 
We’re looking for a Teacher in Residence for the 2019-2020 school year. As a resident, you will have the opportunity to receive high-quality teacher training and learn how to teach while gradually taking on more teaching responsibility.  You will be a part of KIPP New Jersey’s partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education, which is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession.
 
A bit more about you… you want to be a teacher. You have experience working with kids and are willing to work hard for them. You are new to teaching and early in your career. You have the passion and drive to work with students and put them on a path to college.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Partner with lead teachers to implement curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
  • Work closely with lead teachers to analyze student assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Provide small group instruction to students for additional academic support
  • Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Participate in on-going professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for colleagues, as needed
  • As instructional and classroom management skills gradually increase, may be responsible for providing whole group instruction to students in select subjects
  • Assist lead teacher with other student responsibilities as requested
Must Haves (ie: what you need to rock at this role):
  • Ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an effective, organized classroom environment
  • Receptiveness to feedback and a desire to continuously improve
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Belief that all students should be held to high standards
  • Positive attitude and a drive for personal excellence
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A passing score on the relevant Praxis II exam is a condition to attend the first day of class at Relay (Please upload your score report on your Relay application)
  • A Certificate of Eligibility from the State of New Jersey
  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S. and provide documentation upon hire
 
What you will get out of the residency
  • A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Relay, an innovative program focused on practice-based teaching methods and new educator support (Tuition will not exceed $17,500 for both MAT and certification and in most cases will be significantly less through generous scholarships and tuition support by Mastery, AmeriCorps and Relay)
  • Full-time salary and benefits with a pathway into hiring after a successful first year in the program
  • Extensive weekly training and deliberate practice sessions in proven, highly-effective teaching techniques
  • A Residency year, allowing Residents an opportunity to engage with expert teachers and best practices, while on a structured and promising pathway into a teaching job
 
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from the New York area. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.
 
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.