English Language Development (ELD) Teacher - High School - San Jose (23-24)

2023-24 Teaching Positions San Jose, California


Position Summary     
At KIPP Public Schools Northern California, there is a need for intensive English Language support for all of our multilingual learners.  The ELD teacher reports to the School Leader and will facilitate push-in and pull-out lessons using research-based ELD standards-aligned 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)     
This is a school-based role and the expectation is to be onsite 5 days a week.     

Preferred Qualifications     

  • 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)     

Essential Functions and Responsibilities     
Lead an academically rigorous classroom through activities such as:   
  • Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials for our Multilingual learners 
  • Teach curricula aligned to ELD standards and Common Core ELA standards  
  • Support and coach teachers on how to integrate ELD standards and Common Core ELA standards
  • 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 
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     
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands             

Physical: Ability to navigate school and classroom settings. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. Physical agility to move self in various positions in order to execute duties effectively, which may include kneeling, walking, pushing/pulling, squatting, twisting, turning, bending, stooping and reaching overhead.             

Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.           

Environmental: School and classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations.             

This is a full-time, exempt position on a school year calendar cycle, located at our school sites.             
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California           
We are a thriving nonprofit network of free, public charter schools open to all students. 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.              

We value the dedication, hard work, and passion that our teachers bring each day. KIPP Northern California supports you with professional development, coaching, and collaboration. We offer competitive pay and benefits that reflect the appreciation we have for our teachers and their dedication to students.       
Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity

KIPP Northern California is dedicated to you and your family's well-being! We offer a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.            
We benchmark annually against school districts and charter schools in the regions where we operate, to offer competitive salaries. Our salary step scale for this position type is reflected here:             

KIPP Bay Area Scale             

How to Apply            

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.         
Questions? Email [email protected]