Founding 4th Grade Teacher at KIPP Valiant Community Prep

2020-21 Teaching Positions East Palo Alto, California


Description

This is the application for all teaching roles at KIPP Bay Area Public Schools in the 2020-2021 school year. You can see a full list of our openings here.

About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 15 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Position Overview

Our schools are looking for talented and committed educators to serve as founding teachers for our elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Founding 4th Grade Teachers will aid in the establishment of curriculum and culture as they develop a world-class education program from vision to execution.

The outcomes our students deserve necessitate strong teaching from the time our students enter kindergarten until they graduate from college. As such, our Founding 4th Grade Teachers will work closely with each school’s leadership team to ensure our students learn, grow, pursue their dreams and eventually achieve transformative life outcomes. Each Founding 4th Grade Teacher will be responsible for ensuring that our students have the opportunity to learn in an environment of joyful, excellent teaching.

Above all else, the ideal Founding 4th Grade Teacher will find joy and purpose in teaching children the habits necessary to be successful in school, and s/he will relish the opportunity to imbue our students with a love for learning. S/he must also be committed to KIPP Bay Area Public School’s mission while possessing the beliefs, character traits, and skills necessary to ensure student growth and achievement.

All KIPP teachers must…

  • Hold a valid teaching credential or be in the process of securing one (please click here to learn more)
  • Be committed to working with educationally underserved students
  • Believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
  • Possess strong content area knowledge and classroom management skills
  • Teach in our extended day and year schedule (click here to learn more about a day in the life of a KIPP student)
  • Contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
  • Communicate well with students, families, and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an educator in a traditionally underserved community for one or more years with demonstrated strong achievement results and documented growth on formative assessments
  • Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese or Mandarin speaking proficiency

Compensation

We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

Questions? Email us at teach@kippbayarea.org.

Apply here and pursue your dream job today!

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KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.