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Job Title: Middle School Special Education Teacher
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/11/2018
Expire Date: 07/11/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Financial Services, Information Technology, Research & Development
Job Description
Middle 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.

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)
 
Qualifications
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)
Compensation
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits.

Please contact recruiting@kippnashville.org with any questions.

 
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Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Website:http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000008nH9AUAU
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