KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Reading
Grade: 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
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High School Reading Interventionist Teacher

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KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Reading
Grade: 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

*This is a role located at our North Campus (183 & Cameron Rd.) with an Immediate start date.* 

POSITION OVERVIEW:
KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP 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 Austin.

RTI Specialist supports with academic and behavioral interventions for our student who need differentiated support. This comprises of 60% of their day (3/5 “teaching” periods). They also teach 2 sections of Reading 1. The class will consist of a combination of individualized, computer-based instruction and teacher-directed instruction. This individual will collaborate with other English Teachers to support students and work on gap closure for struggling  students. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • -Provide initial and ongoing training and consultation to general-education teachers for implementation of Tier I and Tier II supports.
  • -Support data reviews to assist teachers in making tier placement decisions.

  • -Support teachers in RTI data collection and record-keeping.

  • -Develop and implement Tier III interventions and supports. Design systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of Tier III support.

  • -Develop and maintain a calendar to ensure timely data analysis and student reviews.

  • -Secure and share resources necessary for Student Intervention Plan development and direct student supports.

  • -Collaborate with campus and district Special Education teams as needed for student referrals. Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings as needed.

  • -Other related duties as assigned.

  • -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom.

  • -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 regular basis.

  • Teach 3 periods of a Reading Intervention Course

    Outcomes

  • -Increase student growth and achievement in content area of focus

  • -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 Austin values

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • -At least 2 years of teaching experience required; 5 years preferred

  • -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)

  • -Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)

  • -Strong ability to collect and analyze data to make instructional decisions

  • -Familiarity with a wide variety of research-based interventions and resources

  • -Current valid Texas Teaching Certification (or willingness to achieve certification)

  • - ESL and Special Education preferred

  • -Bachelor’s degree (required); Master's preferred

    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
  • -Weekly on-campus yoga classes

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