KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Alyssa Dudley
Email: adudley@kippnashville.org

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Elementary Special Education Teacher

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KIPP Nashville

Nashville, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Nashville
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Alyssa Dudley
Email: adudley@kippnashville.org

About KIPP Nashville
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000 students nation-wide and supports students from educationally under-resourced communities to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
 
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. 100% of our 2018 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to 4 year colleges and are projected to complete college at a rate 4x that of their peers. We are excited to expand our Kinder-College continuum by opening our 7th school in 2019 and continuing our growth until all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
 
The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in college and have an opportunity-filled life in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.


Positions Overview
The Elementary Special Education Teacher will lead supports for Special Education and English Language Learner (ELL) students to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The Special Education Teacher will provide critical guidance to Lead Teachers to ensure that all staff are complying with and meeting the needs of Special Education and ELL students.
 
Position Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher include, but are not limited to:

Special Education/ ELL Coordination
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and district Special Education and ELL regulations
  • Develop processes for entering and exiting students into services
  • Design and, with the support of necessary school staff, execute RTI process for behavior and academics
  • Administer relevant assessments
  • Oversee the development, revision and execution of student IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Lead IEP and 504 Plan meetings
Special Education/ELL Leadership
  • Meet with general education teachers to review IEPs, answer questions, provide strategies and supports, as needed
  • Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.
  • Support teacher development in serving Special Education and ELL students through individual coaching and group professional development
Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students
  • Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies, programming, and IEPs
  • Use data to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
  • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Family Engagement
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)

Qualifications
The following are required of all KIPP Nashville teachers:
  • Valid Tennessee teaching license or willingness to obtain state certification, if needed, with Special Education certification, ESL endorsement highly preferred
  • Commitment to working with under-served students
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • At least two years of teaching experience (Highly Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in low-income schools (Highly Preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (Highly Preferred)
Compensation
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits.


KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.