18-19 Lead Elementary Teacher (K-4)
Title: Lead Elementary Teacher
Subjects: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade and various elementary subjects
Type: Full-Time; Salaried
Date: Estimated start date of July 16, 2018 (start of teacher pre-planning)
School: KIPP VOICE Elementary (K-4) or KIPP Jacksonville Elementary (K-3)
Note: this job posting is meant for any core academic, instructional opening across our elementary teams. You can preference your grade level and/or subject areas within the job application. It is not for specials (art, P.E., music, etc.)
Application Link: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009c3Xz
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools. There are 209 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 90,000 students in elementary, middle, and high school. You can learn more at www.kipp.org.
About KIPP Jacksonville Schools
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is dedicated to preparing students in our city’s educationally underserved communities with the knowledge, skills, habits, and character for success in college and life. KIPP Jacksonville is comprised of three schools that serve the North and Westside of Jacksonville, Florida: KIPP Impact Middle School, KIPP VOICE Elementary, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary. We currently educate more than 1,000 students. With an ever-growing waiting list, we aim to grow to 2,000 students within the next four years. In the 2018-19 school year, KIPP Impact Middle School will serve grades 5, 6 and 8, KIPP VOICE Elementary will serve K-4, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary will serve K-3 (KIPP Jacksonville Elementary will add a new grade level on an annual basis).
KIPP Jacksonville Schools employs more than 100 full-time staff at our campus, three miles west of downtown Jacksonville. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, a growth mindset, and commitment to team. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Schools, please visit www.kippjax.org/teach. To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board at http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Jacksonville.
KIPP Jacksonville Schools seeks elementary teachers for our K-4 classrooms. Teachers are assigned one grade level and are responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing our curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with their team, building relationships with our families, and other duties as assigned. Full teacher responsibilities are ultimately outlined by their School Leader.
All teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Schools work from 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Student hours are typically from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., although times vary by school. Every Wednesday is a student early release day (3:15 p.m.), allowing for teachers to participate in weekly professional development.
Our Elementary Model
Kindergarten and First grade: all Lead teachers in our Kindergarten or 1st grade classrooms will work with a certified, novice teacher (fellow) in their classroom. Lead teachers share the responsibility and accountability of their classroom with the teaching fellow. Class size is ~26 students.
Second, Third & Fourth grade: all Lead teachers in grades 2-4 are compartmentalized. A single Lead teacher in each classroom is responsible for teaching specific subjects (reading/writing or math). Class size is ~26 students.
Requirements of an Elementary Lead Teacher include:
- Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred
- Relevant Florida Teaching Certification or Equivalent (K-6 or Pre-K or Primary-Grade 3 typically)
- At least one year of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom; two or more years is highly preferred (if you have one year or less of experience, we recommend you apply to the Baker Teaching Fellowship via www.kippjax.org/btf)
- KIPP Jacksonville Schools believes that our staff will represent our core values—high expectations, a growth mindset and commitment to team. We search for established educators who embody them.
- High Expectations: Lead teachers demonstrate a commitment to working with educationally underserved students in Jacksonville and hold a high bar of excellence for both themselves and their students.
- Growth Mindset: We believe that every member of our KIPP community can learn more, become smarter, or be more effective if they work hard and persevere. Lead teachers have the desire and humility to receive and implement feedback to improve their practice.
- Commitment to Team: We are in this work together. Lead teachers believe that greater success comes from working together as a team. For our students to reach their potential, our team must take great care of our students and each other.
Compensation & Benefits
Our compensation is very competitive and is commensurate with experience.
- Our current starting salary for a first-year Lead teacher is $50,000
- Free individual health benefits (including medical, dental and vision)
- 403(b) retirement program with a company match
- To support teacher practice and their growth, all Lead teachers receive individualized coaching and professional development.
Please complete an application and upload a resume in the KIPP Careers Portal that can be found via http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Jacksonville. No applicants will be considered that submit resumes outside of the KIPP Careers Portal or through other job postings! Applicants will not be considered if they submit materials to the school or email resumes to staff.
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If you have questions about positions at KIPP Jacksonville Schools, please email Lauren Chauncey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that resumes and/or cover letters are not accepted via email and you will be redirected to apply via the website.
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our schools. KIPP Jacksonville Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.