KIPP Albany Public Schools

Albany, NY

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Reading; Math; Multiple Subjects; Social Studies/History; Special Education; Physical Education
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP TECH VALLEY
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Halim Genus
Email: hgenus@kipptechvalley.org

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KIPP Albany Lead Teacher

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KIPP Albany Public Schools

Albany, NY

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Reading; Math; Multiple Subjects; Social Studies/History; Special Education; Physical Education
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP TECH VALLEY
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Halim Genus
Email: hgenus@kipptechvalley.org

About KIPP: Albany
Position: Lead Teacher                          Start:  Immediate                   Employment Type:  Full-Time

Locations:  321 Northern Blvd. Albany, NY
KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in educationally underserved communities.  Nearly 20,000 students attend one of the 99 KIPP schools that operate in 20 states and the District of Columbia.  KIPP Albany Schools is a part of the national KIPP network and currently has two schools, serving approximately 720 students in the Capital Region.
The mission of KIPP: Albany is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in college, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.  Our vision is to achieve our mission at critical mass – a cluster of schools in Albany – thereby reinvigorating public education in this city through the performance of our students and the leadership of our educators.  In order to grow school that is able to promote and sustain a culture of high academic and social expectations for all students, KTVMS seeks a motivated individual to join our team as an associate teacher.

 
The mission of KIPP Albany is every KIPP Albany student will acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and character habits necessary to succeed. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a member of the KIPP team & family.


 
Position Overview:
We are hiring the following positions for the 2020-21 school year:
  • Elementary Lead Teachers (Grades K-4, with K-1 being a co-teaching setting)
  • Middle School Teachers (Grades 5-8, all core subjects)

 
Position Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of a KIPP Albany Lead Teacher include, but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
  • Develop academically rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics and assessments
  • 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 Albany
  • 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 Albany teachers:
  • Valid NYS teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
  • 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.