High School Teachers – KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of 125 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools serving over 39,000 students annually, with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. Nationally, more than 95% of KIPPsters graduate from high school and 88% of KIPP alumni have gone on to college. Founded in 2004, KIPP Massachusetts (KIPP MA) is taking advantage of K-12 education reform opportunities in the state to expand from its current single middle school in Lynn, MA to a KIPP Region of 5+ schools in Lynn and Boston with several hundred staff serving over 2,000 students by the end of its strategic growth plan.
In the 2013-2014 school year, KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate will grow to serve students in grades 9-11. As we expand, we are seeking to fill the positions listed below. Please indicate which position you are applying for through our online application form.
• Math Teacher (combination of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus)
• English Teacher (Grades 9-11 and AP English Language)
• History Teacher (World or American History background)
• Physics (Grade 11)
• Spanish (Grades 9-11)
• Special Education Teacher/Learning Specialist
• College Placement Counselor
• School Counselor (Socio-Emotional)
• One-on-one Aide
TEACHING AT KIPP MASSACHUSETTS
KIPP MA seeks creative, entrepreneurial, and results-focused candidates who thrive on challenge and welcome the opportunity to be a part of a culture of continuous feedback, professional development, and innovation both inside and outside the classroom. We seek dedicated professionals with a passion for education, who are willing to do whatever it takes to help our kids climb the mountain to and through college. We believe that excellent teaching at KIPP means…
• A commitment to long-term transformative outcomes for kids. We know the ultimate measure of our success is the lives our kids are able to lead.
• Teaching is not an individual endeavor. We teach as part of a team. Recognizing our collective effort, a student’s family must also teach our kids as well.
• Joy. We are lucky enough to do the hardest, most fun work imaginable. People should have their noses pressed up against the glass, begging for our jobs. Our students and their parents should know that we absolutely love what we do. More important, our students should revel in the joy of learning, struggling, and growing every day.
The four elements of excellent teaching at KIPP are:
• Self and Others – Excellent teaching requires understanding of oneself, one’s connection to others, and a growth mindset that allows the teacher to take ownership for the success of all KIPPsters.
• Classroom Culture – In an excellent classroom culture, the teacher focuses on countless tangible and intangible details in the space to create an environment where students are joyfully engaged, meaningfully on-task, and feel ownership for their individual and collective successes in college and in life.
• The Teaching Cycle – Excellent teaching means planning and executing rigorous, engaging lessons that fit into a logical scope and sequence, as well as using student data to assess mastery of objectives and movement toward big goals for student achievement and growth. Excellent teaching requires a 1/12 mindset, recognizing that even the tiniest details can dramatically impact student mastery.
• Knowledge – Teaching is an art and science. As the artists and scientists, we are responsible for building our understanding of child development, pedagogy, and content. We are responsible for knowing what we are teaching, how it fits in a PreK-16 continuum, and who we are teaching it to.
We offer competitive compensation, including salary above the district scale and a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to extensive professional development and coaching, a laptop computer, a school e-mail account, a school cell phone, high-speed internet access and all instructional supplies needed. KIPP Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
How to Apply
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