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Job Title: High School Special Education Teacher
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/15/2018
Expire Date: 04/15/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Financial Services, Information Technology, Research & Development
Job Description
High School Special Education 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.

Teaching at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School
KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School invites outstanding educators to apply for the position of High School Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Collegiate teachers possess a deep passion for instruction and an enthusiasm for rigorous development in the honing of their craft.  In addition to weekly professional development and team planning meetings, teachers receive consistent high-impact coaching and feedback from a school administrator, as well as pathways to be a coach themselves.  KIPP Collegiate's first cohort of juniors scored the highest ACT scores in KIPP's 23 year history, and Collegiate teachers have the opportunity to continue that success. Collegiate is committed to recruiting, developing, and keeping excellent teachers.


Position Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville High School Special Education 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
​​​Special Education Services
  • Review general education teacher lesson plans and provide detailed feedback to enable them to make necessary accommodations and modifications based on student learning needs and standards
  • Work with students with IEPs to set high goals that will compete with students who are applying to top high schools
  • Review student 504 plans and IEPs and lead IEP meetings
  • Oversees compliance of special education files
  • Tracks discipline data to ensure that special education discipline procedures are implemented (Manifestation Determination meetings, continuity of SPED services, FAPE)
  • Coordinates RTI procedures and implementation
  • Assist principal in coordinating, managing, and administering state, MAP, and interim assessments with accommodations
  • Monitor overall academic progress for students with IEPs 
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 in Special Education, if needed
  • Commitment to working with under-served students
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • At least two years of teaching experience (Highly Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in  low-income schools (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (Preferred)
  • Experience working with ELL students a plus
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Please contact with any questions.

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