KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Music; Chorus
Grade: 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Steven Nichols
Email: snichols@kippmemphis.org

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Music Teacher/Choir Director - Middle School

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Music; Chorus
Grade: 6; 7; 8

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Steven Nichols
Email: snichols@kippmemphis.org

Music Teacher/Choir Director – Middle School
Job Description
KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is seeking a Middle School Music Teacher.  This position will teach general music as well as lead and direct the vocal music and Choir programs. KMCS is committed to providing a quality arts education that will complement our rigorous academic program and join our team for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a full time position.

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 are also responsible for promoting a college-preparatory culture assisting our students on the journey to and through college. Teachers will perform additional duties, as necessary, to ensure that all KIPP students will learn and contribute to the school’s overall community. Whatever it takes. No excuses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, aligned with the school’s curriculum and that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Implement, by instruction and action, the region’s philosophy of education, the KMCS curriculum, and instructional goals and objectives
  • Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Assist the administrative team in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues
  • Actively engage in all professional development opportunities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • State licensure and certification complete (Required)
  • Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)
  • Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)
  • At least two years of teaching experience (Preferred)
  • Bachelors Degree (Required)
  • Masters in Education / Teaching / Content area (Preferred)
  • Experience/strength in content area/Highly Qualified status (Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in an urban school (Preferred)

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.