General Teaching Application
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If you don't see a specific position that matches your skills/experience, please submit a general application here. If teaching positions that are aligned to your experiences and background become available, KIPP Delta's recruitment team may contact you.
*This is not an application for an open position. This is a resume submission for a potential opening in the future.About KIPP Delta Public Schools
KIPP Delta Public Schools was founded in 2002 when we opened our doors to 65 fifth grade students in Helena, Arkansas. Our ultimate goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in life – and in so doing, prove what is possible in public education. We promised to do whatever was necessary to help our students succeed. KIPP Delta is still making – and keeping – the same promise today. We now lead six schools across the Arkansas Delta serving over 1,300 students and 200 alumni. Since opening, our schools have regularly outperformed local school districts academically, and the work of many of our schools, staff, and students has been recognized on local, statewide, and national levels. To date, 100% of our high school graduates have been accepted into college, and nearly 80% are currently persisting in or have graduated from college. Where We Work
Offering the ease of small town living near cities like Memphis and Little Rock, the Arkansas Delta is the ideal place to live, play, and work. Our schools currently span three locations, and campuses will continue to grow each year to serve all grade levels. In the 2018-19 school year, we will serve the following grade levels:
- Helena Campus – opened in 2002, serves students in grades PreK-12
- Blytheville Campus – opened in 2010, serves students in grades 3-12
- Forrest City Campus – opened in 2015, serves students in grades 5-8
What We Value & Believe
KIPP Delta welcomes all candidates who strive to balance high expectations with a genuine love for our students, families, staff, and resources. We do this by challenging students, acknowledging their hard work and achievements, and never underestimating their intellect or desire to learn. We seek to create a joyous struggle in all students by planning rigorous lessons while differentiating to meet students’ needs. We know our job has been done well when our students leave our classrooms exhilarated and craving more. We acknowledge this work is hard, and we provide each other with the support and respect needed to fuel this very important effort.
Who We Seek
We share an unwavering belief and passion for empowering students from underserved communities to pursue a life of value, joy, and integrity. We believe that when interacting with students, staff, and our community, every staff member should model our core values: High Expectations, Beyond Z (going above and beyond), Humility, and Care.
The KIPP Delta teacher role includes (but is not limited to):
- Establishing an exemplary classroom culture that balances high expectations with love and support
- Ensuring all students meet their goals by delivering rigorous and well-organized lessons, closely monitoring student progress, and differentiating in the face of confusion
- Building trust and community via clear and timely communication with students and families
- Acting upon a commitment to do “whatever it takes” to ensure each student has a positive and safe school experience every day
- Supporting student recruitment, enrollment, and retention activities as needed
Required Education, Credentials, & Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- Meet Arkansas Qualified Teacher status by demonstrated content knowledge in the Core Academic subject area being taught that met. Core Academic Subject Areas are: Early Childhood (Elementary, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Music, and Art
Teachers in the above circumstance(s) must be designated as AQT for that subject content and grade level.
· Demonstration of content knowledge may be achieved by any one of the following:
§ Passed a content area assessment approved by the State Board of Education for the subject/content/grade level the educator will teach
§ Passed a content exam which was accepted as demonstration of content knowledge for a teaching license in another state that is acceptable through reciprocity for an Arkansas teaching license
§ Has a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in the content area
§ Has a minimum of 18 college credit hours in the content area
§ Has National Board Certification in the content area
§ Has documented successful, relevant work experience in the content area to be taught, established by at least one year of employment in a specific field or occupation that required the educator to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the content area. This is to be supported by two professional letters of recommendation from the educator’s employers or supervisors. Our Executive Director has the final decision here.
§ For Special Education or ALE teachers who do not meet any of the above conditions, demonstration of content knowledge may be met by either:
o Achieving a passing score on the Praxis® Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge Exam (5511), with a minimum score of 148, or
o Having the appropriate number of points via the Arkansas High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (ARHOUSSE) matrix on one of the AQT Designation Forms below:
· Minimum of two years of teaching experience strongly preferred
· Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved students.
KIPP Delta offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience. KIPP Delta’s salary schedule may be referenced here.
KIPP Delta is committed to hiring a diverse team and encourages candidates from all backgrounds and sexual orientation. KIPP Delta is an equal opportunity employer.