English Language Development (ELD) Teacher - Elementary/Middle - Redwood City (24-25)

2024-25 Teaching Positions Redwood City, California


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California 

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 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.


English Language Development Teacher Position Overview 

At KIPP Public Schools Northern California, there is a need for intensive English Language support for our newcomers with limited English proficiency. We are piloting an English Language Development  (ELD) program that will serve a small cohort of students. The ELD teacher reports to the School Leader and will facilitate push-in and pull-out lessons using a research based curriculum. Below are the expectations of all teachers working in KIPP Northern California: 

  • Our schools are looking for talented and committed teachers to play a key role in the establishment of curriculum and culture as they develop a world-class education program from the stages of vision to execution.
  • The outcomes our students deserve necessitate continuously strong teaching from the time our students enter kindergarten until they graduate from college. As such, our teachers will work closely with each school’s leadership team to ensure our students learn, grow, and eventually achieve transformative life outcomes.  Each 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 most effective teacher will find joy and purpose in teaching children the habits necessary to be successful in school, and they will relish the opportunity to imbue our students with a love for learning. They must also be committed to KIPP Public Schools Northern California’s mission, while possessing the beliefs, character traits, and skills necessary to ensure student growth and achievement.
  • Teachers are expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a TK-12 learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and socio-emotional potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal.


All KIPP Teachers must... 

  • Model KIPP values
  • Be committed to being an anti-racist educator
  • Believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
  • Possess strong content area knowledge and skills building relationships with students, families, and communities
  • 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
  • Have proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Have the ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod)
  • Hold a B.A/B.S degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Hold a valid teaching credential or be in the process of securing one (please click here to learn more)


What you’ll do… 

Lead an academically rigorous classroom through activities such as:   

  • Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials for our English Learners
  • Through small groups teach curricula aligned to ELD Framework and Common Core ELA standards 
  • Support and coach teachers on how to integrate ELD into their core content areas
  • Assess and analyze students’ performance and progress to ensure they are mastering developmental skills regularly, and responding to data to support all scholars to achieve academic success
  • Support students in small group settings both in and outside of English Language development (e.g. Guided Reading, small group instruction, etc.)
  • Lead our school to becoming more responsive to our ELD needs by providing PD and owning administration of ELPAC and the ELAC committee


Build Relationships with our students, passionate staff, and committed families by: 

  • Maintain an open line of communication with families
  • Work to maintain a positive culture on campus by building strong relationships with students and staff members
  • Successfully strike a balance of warm and demanding in your communication with students
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions



  • Hold a B.A/B.S degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
  • Hold a valid teaching credential in the subject of your desired role, or
  • Eligibility for a General Education Limited Assignment Permit, or
  • Eligibility for a Provisional Internship Permit, or
  • Eligibility for a Short Term Staff Permit
  • Experience as an educator teaching Black and Brown students for one or more years (preferred)
  • Spanish or Vietnamese speaking (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.  

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Questions? Email us at [email protected] 

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