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2020-2021 KIPP Crescent Teaching Resident - APP. DEADLINE 2/12/20
KIPP New Orleans Schools
New Orleans, LA
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Subject: English Language Arts/Reading; General Elementary; Math; Science; Social Studies/History
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12
Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
About KIPP New Orleans Schools
KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.
Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students. As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place. We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.
At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.
About the KIPP Crescent Teaching Residency
The KIPP Crescent Teaching Residency is an innovative program which launched at KIPP New Orleans Schools in the 2015-16 school year. The residency program offers aspiring K-12 teachers a unique opportunity to receive high-quality, hands-on training at one of our KIPP New Orleans Schools while concurrently earning a Master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education.
Residents will be paired with a KIPP staff member who will serve as a mentor and advisor for the entire school year. Additionally, KIPP Crescent Teaching Residents receive extensive weekly training and practice through Relay GSE, allowing for a structured, supportive on-ramp into the teaching profession. KIPP New Orleans Schools fully commits to the growth and development of each Crescent Teaching Resident, supporting them to successfully complete the first year of the program. After mastering the first-year requirements, KIPP provides Crescent Teaching Residents support in obtaining a full-time teaching role while completing their Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) degree. This program is best suited for individuals who are passionate and committed to teaching as a long-term career path but who have not yet taught in a classroom or enrolled in a credentialing program.
Why Become a KIPP Crescent Teaching Resident?
· Gain practical training on how to teach well. Teaching is not easy and learning how to teach should be done thoughtfully and over time. Get valuable hands-on experience through practice, coaching and individualized support.
· Gain access to a network of experienced teachers and school leaders. By joining the KIPP network, you join an incredible community of passionate, deeply dedicated individuals with a common goal of creating a brighter future for New Orleans students. By successfully completing all requirements of the first year of residency, Crescent Teaching Residents will be priority hires for full-time roles at KIPP in their second year.
· Obtain a Master’s degree with minimal cost to you from one of the most innovative graduate schools of education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Developing teaching skills through regular practice, coaching, and graduate school coursework.
· Attending two evenings and one weekend of graduate school courses each month.
· Meeting with Resident Advisor weekly to receive feedback and establish professional growth goals.
· Providing individual or small group instruction for students, with a gradual increase of responsibility to providing whole class instruction by the end of the year.
· Assisting teachers with other classroom responsibilities, including assessments, grading, and data analysis.
· Building relationships with students, their families, and the school community, and supporting school-wide needs and initiatives, where applicable.
· Participating in collaborative curriculum development; grade-level activities; and school-wide functions, events, and trips.
· Modeling the school’s and KIPP’s values in all communications with students, families, and staff.
· Bachelor’s degree with cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher required; GPA of 3.0 or higher strongly preferred (if currently in school, expected Bachelor’s degree by June 2019)
· Will need to pass Praxis I (Core) and Praxis II (Subject tests) by April 30, 2020 Note: some candidates may be exempt from the Praxis I, based on ACT/SAT scores and/or graduate degrees earned.
· Prior experience working in schools and/or similar communities preferred but not required.
· Passion for working with students and providing them with increased opportunities through education.
· Belief in the mission of KIPP New Orleans Schools — and that we not only can, but must, work in partnership with the New Orleans community to challenge expectations for our educationally underserved students.
· Operates with the KIPP values - zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, curiosity, and a sense of humor.
· Willingness to learn and grow and work hard; humility in accepting feedback toward the ultimate outcome of becoming the best possible teacher.
· Strong organizational skills; ability to manage a broad range of tasks simultaneously.
· Ability to build relationships at all levels and to work as a cohesive member of partnerships and teams.
The KIPP Crescent Teaching Residency is a highly competitive program. Candidates who apply for early deadlines will have a stronger likelihood of being admitted. The priority application deadline for the 2020-2021 cohort is December 1, 2019. Candidates who apply by this deadline should expect to receive an update on their status and any relevant next steps by early November.
Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application will close on December 1, 2019
Salary and full benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as employer retirement contribution. Through our partnership with Relay, you will also be able to earn a Master’s degree with little personal cost to you.