[2022 - 2023] KIPP Gaston North Carolina Teaching Fellowship

KIPP North Carolina Public Schools
Durham, NC

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About KIPP North Carolina
**This role is located in Northampton County - 5 hours east of Charlotte**
In 2020, KIPP Eastern North Carolina (KIPP ENC) and KIPP Charlotte took the first steps to begin to merge and 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.
Our History
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.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racist and Inclusive Schools
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.

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The Program:
**This role is located in Northampton County - 5 hours east of Charlotte**
Gaston is only hiring Secondary Teaching Fellows at this time.
The KIPP North Carolina Teaching Fellowship is a two year program where Fellows gain experience and support to on-ramp into a Lead Teacher role. During the program, Fellows are a co-teacher working alongside an experienced KIPP NC teacher-of-record who supports in their training and growth throughout their first years as a teacher. While teaching full-time, Fellows will be required to enroll in an North Carolina approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) that will provide additional pedagogical and content support and provide an alternative route to licensure. Through KIPP NC's coaching model, ample Professional Development opportunities, and immersion into the education sector, KIPP North Carolina Teaching Fellows grow quickly building a strong foundation for their education career. Candidates will be required to enroll in an EPP by July 2021.
There are two cohorts of Fellows, and you can indicate your preference on the application.
Secondary Math & Reading Fellows
  • Teach in grades 5 - 8 in Math or ELA
  • 2 year Residency placement with experienced KIPP NC teacher
  • 2 year licensure and MAT path for either Licensure in Math 6 - 9 OR ELA 6 - 9
Specific Requirements for Secondary Math/Reading Fellows:
  • Bachelor's degree by June 2021
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA 2.77 or higher
  • ELA candidates must have 24 credit hours in English courses; and Math candidates must have 24 credit hours in Math courses
Support Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Help to adapt and execute rigorous, standards-aligned curricula
  • Support teachers as they implement academically rigorous lessons, unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
  • Provide students with daily feedback on performance and plan for individual learning needs
  • Receive guidance and materials from ELA / Math teachers on how to best support students who are struggling
Help Build a Positive School and Classroom Culture
  • 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
  • Attend critical school events, including: staff meetings, open houses, family teacher conferences, and more
  • Support school operations through classroom coverage needs and contributing to other out-of-classroom activities, including before school, lunch, recess, and afterschool
Demonstrate a Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with your colleagues
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development


Requirements for Every Fellow
**This role is located in Northampton County - 5 hours east of Charlotte**
  • A deep commitment to the mission of KIPP NC and an unwavering belief in the potential of all our students
  • An unwavering commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
  • Possess a deep commitment to both racial equity and improving the lives of kids from low-income communities; experience working within predominantly Black, Brown, and/or low-income communities
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • A firmly held belief that students can and will learn, and it's a teacher's role and mission to do whatever it takes to make this happen
  • Commitment to KIPP NC's mission
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to constantly reflect, improve, and learn
  • Ability to function as a "relentless achiever" by setting high goals and meeting or exceeding them
  • Strong work ethic coupled with a willingness to go above and beyond one's work
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and develop strong relationships with parents and colleagues
  • Flexibility, tenacity, perseverance, resourcefulness, and teamwork
  • High level of organization and professionalism
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

Additional Information

  • Fellows are provided a full-time competitive salary and benefits
  • Optional 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions
  • Fellows are supported with on-the-job professional development, a dedicated coach, a laptop computer for work, and a cell phone.
To Apply:
**This role is located in Northampton County - 5 hours east of Charlotte**
To apply, go to the KIPP North Carolina Teaching Fellowship job posting where you'll be able to select your preferred cohort and location(s). We accept applications on a rolling basis and invite candidates to phone interviews as they apply. We highly encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
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.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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