KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org

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KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: jsmith@kippnj.org


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.
KIPP Miami 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.
Middle School Vision
Our middle school is an evolutionary space to grow.  Here, we are loved for our unique stories, strengths, and dreams. Through porous school walls, we honor, learn from, and work alongside our families, and the Liberty City community. We believe each of us has a unique purpose on this earth, and we engage in a beautiful struggle to drive towards this purpose every day. At KIPP Miami, we create healthy soil from which all of us can grow into our highest selves.
 
 
 
 
 
Position Overview   
KIPP Miami is building a community of founding 5th and 6th grade educators who are passionate about our vision to see every child for his or her individual strengths and goals and support them on a journey to graduate from college and lead a choice-filled life. We are looking for proactive teacher-leaders who love and respect students, families and their communities.
 
Our ESE teachers are experts in how our individual students learn. They push into classes to support students, and provide input and feedback on how to most effectively work with students. The ESE teachers will pull small groups, and overtime, will become experts in Guided Reading, Wilson, and Level Library Intervention.
 
In addition to preparing for and teaching lessons, teachers will be expected to build and maintain a strong classroom culture, analyze student data, achieve weekly self-selected “micro-goals” for professional growth, and facilitate student circles to support character growth. To support them in their work, they will have several weeks of summer professional development and ongoing bi-weekly PD and a dedicated coach who will meet with them and provide feedback on a weekly basis. They will also a part of a grade team and will regularly observe, support and learn from their colleagues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responsibilities
Instructional
  • Support student in ELA and Math each day.
  • Teach Guided Reading, LLI and Wilson each day.
  • Ensure compliance for all IEPs on grade level
  • Internalize daily lesson plans
  • Analyze data and adjusts instruction to meet student needs
  • Develop mastery of academic standards
  • Input two grades per week for each student taught
 
Team-Oriented Leadership
  • Support a strong team culture by upholding norms through modeling and candid conversations.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and support team accountability of each team member for meeting goals, metrics, and action items.
  • Lead grade team in one focus area, making decisions, and driving it forward.
  • Participate in duties required for supporting school operations.
Culture of Growth & Ownership
 
  • Model the school’s values of purpose, honor, struggle, voice and love everyday
  • Build and maintains relationships with families
  • Create routines and systems to ensure a safe, calm and rigorous learning experience for students every day.
  • Facilitate morning circles for goal accountability, character lessons and restorative conversations.
  • Shape a class-wide atmosphere and culture of achievement that best suits the needs of our students and families.
  • Support students in planning and executing bi-weekly presentations of learning for their family.
 
Coaching and Development
  • Manage her/his ongoing development through the creation and achievement of weekly micro-goals based on observation feedback
  • Observe teammate’s class for 10 minutes 3x/week
Competencies
  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college;
  • Growth Mindset: Ask for, give and accept feedback from others in order to growth professionally and meet established goals
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honor community and that support a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Relationship Building: Expertise in cultivating relationships with a diverse group of students and adults
  • Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
  • Love of Learning: Personal love of content area inside and outside the classroom
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years teaching, preferably in an educationally underserved community
School Leader Bio
Before joining KIPP’s Fisher Fellowship to open the first KIPP Miami middle school, Ian Bravo worked on the ground to support the launch of the new region and as an AP Fellow for KIPP BOLD in Newark. Prior to the fellowships, Ian served as the founding Assistant Principal at KIPP Washington Heights Middle School in NYC from 2012 to 2016. There he worked to create and execute a vision for a loving and restorative student culture. As an instructional leader, Ian has formally coached over 20 teachers and leaders spanning across every core middle school subject and music. He most loved seeing both kids and teachers growing on their own unique journeys. Before WHMS, Ian spent four years as a writing teacher at KIPP Infinity in Harlem, and three years at I.S. 129, his TFA placement school in the Bronx. Ian received his Masters from Pace and BA from the College of Wooster, where he nerded out on Political Science, Philosophy and History. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, training, spoken word, and living life with his wife Leyla, and their hilarious three-year old, Soraya.