KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

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

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
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Licensed HS SPED Teacher

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

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

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is seeking a Licensed Special Education teacher for our High School.

POSITION OVERVIEW


Reporting to the School Leader (Principal), KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produce unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers will perform additional duties, as necessary, to ensure that all students will learn.  Whatever it takes.  No excuses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Work with individuals, small groups, or large groups as assignments and learning goals require.
  • Set and manage behavior modification plans.
  •  Lift, move, and operate adaptive equipment.
  • Monitor students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment
  • Develop programmed practice activities and repetitions in conjunction with learning goals set by curriculum, therapist or pathologist.
  • Maintain various records and files with confidentiality.
  • Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, as much as possible, meet 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, the physical limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district’s philosophy of education 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 administration 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 and improve professional relationships with colleagues
  • Actively participate in all professional development opportunities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • State teaching credential or willingness to work towards one (Required)
  • Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)
  • Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)
  • At least two years of teaching experiences (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required)
  • Master’s in Education / Teaching / Content area (Preferred)
  • Experience/strength in the content area (Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in public schools (Preferred)

Other Qualifications:
Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. Occasional travel to KIPP Memphis campuses may be required.

KIPP MEMPHIS: 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 underserved 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 2,800 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 2,800 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.