KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Bilingual; ESL & ELL
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Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
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ESL Teacher

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Bilingual; ESL & ELL
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is seeking English Second Language (ESL) Teacher for our Middle School

Position Overview
The ESL Teacher will be key to ensuring that KIPP Memphis serves its population of students well. The ESL Teacher will support students through small group teaching, inclusive teaching, and individual pull outs as needed. The ESL Teacher will collaborate with teachers to plan and execute lessons that will lead all learners to mastery and to ensure students have the accommodations and modifications necessary to fully access the lesson. The ESL Teacher will also meet with students individually and in small groups to practice skills and support English language development. 
 As a case manager, the ESL Teacher is responsible for initial identification of ELL students, monitoring and supporting student progress, parent communication, advocating for students as needed, and ESL curriculum development. ESL Teachers work in the epicenter of cultural diversity within our region of schools, interacting with kids and families from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. With the help of our ESL Teachers, our ELL students make tremendous social and academic growth as they gain the language skills they need to be successful in school and beyond.
Reporting to the School Leader (Principal), KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produces unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers will perform additional duties and do whatever it takes for all KIPP students to learn.

Responsibilities
  • Create Individualized Learning Plans for ESL students based on the WIDA data and Can Do Descriptors
  • Daily lesson planning-covering Literacy components (Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing)
  • Daily Lesson execution
  • Providing adequate supervision for the students during instructional time, as well as student transitions to and from class.
  • Attending all recommended Professional Development sessions that are specific to literacy content.
  • Administering high-stake assessments to ESL groups (i.e. TCAP, Interim Assessments, etc.)
  • Administering literacy specific assessments and progress monitoring student performance (i.e. F&P assessments and Scholastic Reading Inventory assessments housed at school)
  • Attending scheduled faculty meetings or sessions that pertain to ESL role (i.e. Testing security meetings, etc.)
  • Maintaining up-to-date data on student performance.
  • Biweekly check-ins with school leader to discuss both teacher and student performance.
Qualifications
Required
  • State licensure and certification complete 
  • Commitment to working with educationally underserved students
  • Commitment to the design and development of the school 
Preferred
  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Master's in Education / Teaching / Content area
  • Experience/strength in content area/Highly Qualified status 
  • Experience teaching in an urban school and/or charter network

WHO WE ARE
KIPP Memphis is part of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally under-served communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.  There are currently 224 KIPP schools serving nearly 100,000 students. Today, KIPP Memphis serves over 2,600 students in our seven schools in Memphis and almost 800 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.

WHAT WE DO & WHY IT MATTERS
Nationwide, only 10% of students from low income communities graduate from college, compared to 84% of their more affluent peers. Preparing our students for successful and choice-filled lives of independence and impact drives the work of all KIPP school leaders, teachers, and staff. Nationally, KIPP alumni graduate from college at 4 times the national average, which is good, but not good enough. Our goal is for 75% of our alumni to graduate from college and be prepared to live a personally and financially satisfying life.

OUR SCHOOLS
KIPP Memphis serves over 2,600 students in grades K-12, at seven schools in north and south Memphis. Each of our elementary schools’ partner with Porter-Leath to provide a high-quality pre-K instructional experience for our communities.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.