Early Childhood Teacher

Employer
KIPP DC
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
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KIPP DC Overview

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 7,000 students and employing 1,400 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 seek out teachers who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.

Job Description

Early Childhood at KIPP DC:

In our early childhood academies, children grow academically, emotionally, and socially in environments rooted in inclusion and teamwork.  KIPP DC gives its early childhood students a strong foundation in the core academic subjects through play-based learning instruction and an emphasis on developing the social and emotional skills necessary to succeed in school and life. Our teachers create joyful and equitable learning environments where our youngest students can thrive and develop a desire for learning.  All early childhood lead teacher positions are exempt and report to the school leader.

Why teach at KIPP DC Early Childhood Schools:

  • Collaboration. Through ample planning time, grade level and content meetings, and development and wellness days, teachers work collaboratively with peers at their school and across our six middle schools.

  • Growth. Teachers receive feedback and support from school leaders, network content coaches, grade-level chairs, and other teammates to improve their teaching craft. We also offer opportunities to develop leadership skills including grade-level chair, fellowships, and leadership cohorts.

  • School culture. School culture at the elementary school level is grounded in creating joyful, identity-affirming learning environments that produce extraordinary outcomes for all students.

  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits. Our instructional salary scales are at the top of the DC market and affirm KIPP DC’s value of teachers as the cornerstone of schools.

What positions are available?

KIPP DC has six early childhood schools looking for excellent teachers to join their teams.  Early childhood teaching roles at KIPP DC include:

Lead Teacher: Lead classroom teachers in grades PreK3 - PreK4 provide play-based learning in a homeroom environment that promotes students’ academic, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills. Kindergarten lead teachers provide reading, writing, and math instruction in a homeroom environment.

Specials Teachers: Specials, or electives, teachers in early childhood schools vary by school. Current specials offerings in our early childhood schools include physical education, creative workshop, art, and Spanish.

Special Education Teachers: Special education teachers work with students to accomplish goals on their individual education plans (IEPs) in both a push-in and pull-out setting. While most schools follow the inclusion model, some early childhood schools also support students who need more individualized instruction through a co-teaching model in their general education classroom.

Qualifications

Key Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Mission Alignment

    • Commitment to KIPP DC’s mission and to advancing its antiracist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and families

    • Subscribe to our Vision for Teaching Excellence and commit/contribute to constant professional growth and development

    • Build trusting relationships with staff, students, and families

 

  • Instructional Responsiveness & Content Knowledge
    • Internalize and teach challenging and engaging lessons linked to Common Core and informed by instructional data

    • Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.

    • Attend staff meetings, professional development sessions, and team meetings

    • When applicable, mentor a Capital Teaching Resident, if assigned to your classroom, by modeling excellent teaching, gradually releasing classroom teaching responsibilities, and implementing weekly coaching and feedback conversations

 

  • Care of Students & Classroom Culture
    • ​​​​​​​Build a classroom culture that empowers students, affirms their identities, and creates a sense of belonging for all students

    • Implement the school-wide and classroom management policies and practices

    • Create a responsive and inclusive environment for parents and families

 

  • Other Information & Requirements
    • ​​​​​​​While students receive instruction from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, KIPP DC teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm two times a week, and 7:30 am to 4:35 pm three times a week.

    • Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned

    • Pass a FBI criminal background check, as required by law

    • ​​​​​​​Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. This could include but not limited to: attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, and other events involving parents and students as needed. We will communicate them to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)

  • Commitment to working with students from communities with limited access to quality educational opportunities (Required)

  • At least two years of teaching experience as the teacher of record in a traditional public school or public charter school (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in content area (Preferred)

  • Experience/strength in content area (Preferred)

Additional information

Compensation & Benefits:

KIPP DC offers an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package for teachers, including:

  • Competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. Plans include options for Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, and free access to OneMedical.

  • A 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.

  • Tax deductions for public transportation costs through a partnership with WMATA

  • Laptop computer for work and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.

  • Additional development and enrichment opportunities such as RELAY’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program, Special Education Fellowship, School Culture Champion Grants, Classroom Innovation Grants, and various fellowship and pilot programs launched each year

  • Various support programs in place during the pandemic, including extended sick leave and robust health and safety protocols and training programs

How to Apply:

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should visit http://www.kippdc.org/apply, and click the “Early Childhood Lead Teacher” job posting located under “Teaching Roles.” If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via e-mail at careers@kippdc.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 as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking; matriculation; or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.

Click here or here to review KIPP DC’s non-discrimination policy and KIPP DC’s Title IX Coordinator’s contact information.

KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof of receiving a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons by start of employment.

Company

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 eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network’s 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

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.

Find Us
Telephone
9033608
Location
2600 Virginia Ave NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia
20037
United States
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