People Places Events In History Terms Organizations
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Career Center > Job Seekers > Job Search
Job Title: Middle School Lead Teacher
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/21/2018
Expire Date: 04/22/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Financial Services, Information Technology, Research & Development
Job Description
Middle School Lead Teacher
About KIPP Nashville

KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is partnered with the acclaimed KIPP Network, which serves over 88,000 students nation-wide and supports low-income students to college at a rate 4x higher than that of their peers.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 2 elementary school (KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School and KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary), 2 middle schools (KIPP Academy Nashville and KIPP Nashville College Prep), and 1 high school (KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School). Our alumni have achieved a 95% high school graduation rate and are supported to and through college by our KIPP Through College program. We are excited to expand our K-16 continuum by growing to 7 schools by 2020.
The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in rigorous colleges and have an opportunity-filled life in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.

Position Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Middle School Teacher include, but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
  • Develop academically rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics and assessments
  • Use data to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
  • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Family Engagement
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
The following are required of all KIPP Nashville teachers:
  • Valid Tennessee teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
  • Commitment to working with under-served students
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • ELL Certification and/or experience working with English Language Learners a plus
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • At least two years of teaching experience (Highly Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in  low-income schools (Highly Preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (Highly Preferred)
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits.

Please contact with any questions.

Share |
Contact Information
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Company Description:
Apply Now | Forward Job to a Friend | More Jobs From This Employer
Employer Showcase
>> more | add
Latest Jobs
Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology (F159) with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.
Executive Director, Black Student Success with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in Evanston, IL.
Program Coordinator for Humanities, the Arts, and American Institutions with American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA.
Mechatronics Instructor with Motlow State Community College in McMinnville, TN.
Cyber Defense Instructor with Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, TN.
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ "ironically speaking!" ~'. 09:19PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ chapter 5: 'farmland, a skippack retreat?' ~'. 01:22PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ "in the soul and spirit of life and living!" ~'. 01:21PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ 'fairmount' terror in the park: the series! ~'. 01:21PM
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~ "seeing us-a lost for words" ~'. 02:23PM
markia alston just became a new member. 08:21PM
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~'alexandre dumas, author/playwrite'~'. 07:28PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~“it came across my desk”~'. 05:47PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~"a man of color?"~'. 10:41PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ “out from the shadows” ~'. 08:32PM
christina harris just became a new member. 10:20PM
antoine fisher just edited his profile. 06:04PM
>> more | invite friends