Company DescriptionOrganizational Overview
In 2020, KIPP Eastern North Carolina (KIPP ENC) and KIPP Charlotte took the first steps to begin to merge to form KIPP North Carolina Public Schools (KIPP NC). Starting in July of 2021, KIPP NC will be a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,500 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. Additionally, KIPP NC will support several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.
KIPP NC will build on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of both KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte. KIPP ENC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP ENC has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, operating two primary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Over the past five years, it grew to serve even more students by opening up a middle school in Durham, an urban center in the center part of the state. KIPP Charlotte, which grew out of the strong traditions and academics of KIPP ENC, has supported students and families for the past 13 years, operating one primary school and one middle school in the largest city in North Carolina.
KIPP North Carolina will build upon the successes and experiences of KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC also will continue to engage in direct, anti-racist work, and it will contribute meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms. KIPP NC will be committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.Job DescriptionAbout HillRAP and Hill Learning Center
Hill Learning Center (Hill) is a K-12 learning hub located in Durham, North Carolina, that provides research-based, differentiated instruction and support for students with learning and attention challenges. It offers an array of programs for students and professional learning opportunities for educators. The Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) is a small-group (4:1) individualized reading intervention delivered by teachers and supported by technology and quality professional development. HillRAP has proven to close foundational gaps for students with persistent reading difficulties. KIPP NC will partner with Hill to provide intensive literacy intervention to identified students through a rigorous, three-year HillRAP partnership. HillRAP Interventionists will implement HillRAP at KIPP NC schools. HIllRAP Interventionists will be trained in HillRAP and multi-sensory, structured language instruction. They will be provided follow-up implementation support, mentoring, and coaching. Interventionists successfully completing the professional development program and demonstrating competent and consistent implementation will receive Level I Instructor certification accredited by IMSLEC and IDA. HillRAP is delivered on teacher and student iPads, and it utilizes Hill's technology-enabled Hill Learning System to facilitate a scalable, flexible, data-driven approach to better serve students, teachers, and schools.Responsibilities of a HillRAP Interventionist
KIPP North Carolina teachers are at the core of our mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths needed to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond. As a HillRAP Interventionist and KIPP NC Teacher, your core responsibilities include: Instruction
Help Build a Positive School and Classroom Culture
- Deliver HillRAP literacy intervention to identified students in small groups (4:1) meeting consistently ~4 days per week for 45 to 60 minutes per group
- Collaborate closely with classroom teachers and other school stakeholders by sharing student HillRAP data and problem solving to support students' classroom needs
- Participate in student intervention meetings, family conferences, and Special Education referral meetings, as needed
- Complete comprehensive professional development in literacy instruction through the Hill Learning Center, including:
- Online courses in Science of Reading and Structured Literacy
- HillRAP, HillWrite, and Hill Learning System Training
- Ongoing observations, feedback, and individualized support from a dedicated Hill Learning Center mentor
- Participation in a PLC led by a Hill Learning Center mentor
- Level I HillRAP Certification in Year 1
Demonstrate a Growth Mindset
- Embody and maintain school's values, policies, and culture
- Develop positive relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff
- Establish and maintain strong communication with all families and share progress
- Show up for critical school events, including staff meetings, open houses, and family teacher conferences
- Pursue challenging professional goals each year
- Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with your colleagues
- Participate in school-wide and individual professional development
The following are required of all KIPP North Carolina teachers:
- Valid North Carolina teaching license in Elementary K-6, Middle Grades Language Arts or Reading, ability to seek reciprocity, or willingness to pursue state certification
- A Bachelor's degree in a relevant content area
- Passed or will pass the Praxis and Pearson exams by July 2021
- Pass criminal background check
- Demonstrated commitment to closing the opportunity gap
- Zest, professionalism, and a sense of humor
The following are not required but are advantageous for candidates:
- At least 2 full years of teaching experience in K-8
- Experience in teaching in a high performing charter school and/or schools with a high population of students with free and reduced price lunch
- Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
- Fluency in Spanish
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is offered.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
KIPP North Carolina does not and shall not discriminate on the race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran in any of its activities or operations.