KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Greta Hunter
Email:

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Resident Teacher 2019-2020 SY

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

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

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Greta Hunter
Email:

KIPP Memphis Resident Teacher 2019-2020 School Year

About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
 
As a leader in providing high quality education for students who need us most, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing network of schools. KIPP’s network spans more 220 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students go to and through college. 
The mission of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is to create high performing schools in the Memphis community that will equip all students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to succeed through college, the competitive world and to live choice-filled lives. 

Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools serves elementary, middle, and high school students in South and North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis
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ROLE OVERVIEW
 
The Resident Teacher provides a unique and rigorous opportunity for aspiring educators to enter the profession through a supportive training process. Residents will learn alongside mentor teachers, while earning a master’s degree in teaching and a Tennessee Teaching License certification through Relay Graduate School of Education. This prestigious, paid, two-year residency immerses Residents in intensive training. Furthermore, Residents will have the opportunity to engage in content development, case studies and instructional rounds all aimed at building a continuous learning mindset within themselves and their cohort. This program is best suited for individuals who are passionate and committed to teaching as a long-term career path but who do not have any full-time teaching experience yet. 


For the investment on the development of future educators, Residents make a commitment to teach for a minimum of two years at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools at the completion of the training program.
  
DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS


 
  • Collaborate with a Mentor Teacher to plan a program of study that, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Attend professional development (PD) sessions
  • Attend all PD and certification coursework specific to area of training
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Prepare lessons that reflect best practices and accommodations for individual differences of students
  • Observe lead teachers and debrief on classroom management and instructional strategies
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to the students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, the physical limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Implement the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
  • Assess student learning through observations and authentic performance methods
  • Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students
  • Maintain and improve professional competence
  •  Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues
  •  Acquire content certification/highly qualified status to complete residency and become eligible to be teacher of record
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
 
Education and Knowledge:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student teaching experience, tutoring or volunteer work with students is preferred.
 
Skills:
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and children
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district
  • Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
  • Possession of a belief in inquiry-based learning and constructivist methods
  • Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
  • Motivation to grow as an educational professional
  • Desire to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment that is cutting-edge based on educational research
  • Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom 
  • Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machine