By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of 20 schools educating 7,300 students and employing 1,300 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission.
Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and continually seek to improve sustainability, benefits, and supports for teachers. We are seeking teachers who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.
The teaching fellow is a one-year commitment to support a KIPP DC classroom with a lead teacher. A teaching fellow can be placed in an early childhood, elementary, middle or high school. Fellows are an integral part of their school community and gain more responsibility in their classroom over time. After the fellowship year, they may have an opportunity to either become a Capital Teaching Resident or a lead teacher. This is an exempt position and reports to the principal.Job Description
- Take on increasingly more and different classroom responsibilities throughout the school year as determined by classroom need and fellow performance
- Internalize and teach developmentally-appropriate lesson plans to support student learning
- Gather resources and prepare materials to ensure strong student engagement in lessons
- Track, analyze, and use data to drive teaching and instruction
- Implement school-wide student culture policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
- Conduct purposeful observations of lead and other excellent teachers
- Participate in regular meetings with lead teacher and school coach, grade level meetings, and network wide professional development
- Participate in and implement feedback from observations, evaluations, and feedback meetings with school leaders
- Take on additional responsibilities throughout the school as needed
- Bachelor's degree required
- Preferred undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0
- A belief that all students have the right to a high quality education
- A belief that educators play an integral role in students' success
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC's mission and to advancing its antiracist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and families
- Successful track record of collaboratively working and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
- Receives and reflects on feedback, while demonstrating an eagerness to grow
- A willingness and ability to own and advocate for your learning
- Shows initiative in generating ideas and solutions; solves problems and achieves results beyond what is expected
- Quickly and positively accepts and adapts to new responsibilities
- Excellent time management skills and a detail- and results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done
- Fellows are provided a competitive salary and benefits through the schools by which they are employed.
- KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurances.
- KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.
- Residents are supported with on-the-job professional development, a laptop computer for work, and a cell phone stipend.
- Residents are eligible for graduate school and licensure discounts as outlined in this job description.
How to Apply:
Please submit an online application by going to http://www.kippdc.org/apply and selecting the job posting "Teaching Fellow" under "Instructional Positions." We accept applications on a rolling basis, and strongly recommend applying as early as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Mecha Santos, Capital Teaching Residency Recruitment Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.
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