KIPP Houston Public Schools

Houston, TX

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

Organization: KIPP Houston Public Schools
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High School Math Teacher (Immediate Opening)

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KIPP Houston Public Schools

Houston, TX

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

Organization: KIPP Houston Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

Primary Purpose:

Teachers of KIPP Houston have the primary purpose of instructing, motivating, and persistently encouraging students in mastery of the subject or subjects that they teach. KIPP Houston teachers also directly impact the development of the character and self image of the students that they work with. Secondary teachers are committed to the student’s academic and social success in college and beyond.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

• Planning, preparing and delivering appropriate lessons using a variety of presentation methods in order to keep students engaged and meet their individual needs
• Utilizing current examples that underscore lessons and makes learning relevant to the world the student lives in
• Communicates higher level thinking strategies and problem solving techniques appropriate for challenging and building skills in learners
• Creating and maintaining a positive classroom environment that promotes good behavior and commitment to excellence
• Maintaining records of student attendance
• Managing pupil behavior in the classroom and on school premises, and applying appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehavior
• Exhibit problem-solving skills when social and academic issues arise with students and parents, by counseling and giving advise with honesty and ethical confidence
• Building relationships with parents by communicating frequently to inform them of student academic and personal growth
• Supporting and encouraging pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties
• Correcting work and giving appropriate and persistent encouraging feedback
• Assessing student progress to inform students of growth and to modify instruction
• Recording and posting grades
• Maintaining records of pupils' progress and development with high integrity
• Researching new topic areas and maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge
• Searching and writing of new curriculum materials that will challenge the minds of students to see above and beyond their current grade level
• Selecting and using a range of various learning resources and equipment to challenge and motivate students to reach their fullest potential
• Preparing students for state and district mandated testing
• Participating in and organizing extracurricular activities
• Working enthusiastically and collaboratively with peers in vertical and horizontal planning configurations
• Active and positive participation in departmental meetings, parent conferences and whole school training events
• Enthusiastically seeking regular observation and feedback for continued growth; participating in regular in-service training

Qualifications:
Applicants must meet the State of Texas’s qualifications for highly qualified teacher.