Founding Specialized Teaching Program (STP) Education Specialist at KIPP Esperanza HS (East Palo Alto)

2020-21 Teaching Positions East Palo Alto, California


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 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, Redwood City, and Stockton. 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:

Education Specialists work closely with school leadership, paraeducators, general education teachers, program specialists, and multidisciplinary teams to plan & implement individualized & rigorous educational programming for students in Special Education. Education Specialists are responsible for Case Management & Compliance, Goal Setting & Progress Monitoring, Stakeholder Engagement & Empowerment, as well as Lesson Planning & delivery of effective teaching practices for all students. 

Above all else, the ideal Education Specialist will find joy and purpose in supporting children to develop the habits necessary to be successful in school and beyond, and they will relish the opportunity to imbue our students with a love for learning. They 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 Education Specialists must...

  • Hold a valid credential as an Education Specialist authorizing service in grade levels & areas assigned as an Education Specialist, including English Learner Authorization in the state of CA (Clear Credential or CLAD), or be in the process of securing a credential. Click here to learn more
  • Be committed to being an anti-racist educator
  • Believe all students can achieve & learn
  • Possess strong Case Management & Instructional 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
  • Possess excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of successful, full time teaching experience in Special Education
  • Experience as a Special Educator working with Black and Brown students for one or more years with strong achievement results and documented growth on formative assessment and/or IEP goal assessment
  • Spanish fluency highly preferred


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. 

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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.