Education Specialist (Special Education Teacher)

2021-22 Teaching Positions Oakland, California San Jose, California San Francisco, California San Francisco, California San Lorenzo, California Redwood City, California East Palo Alto, California San Francisco, California Oakland, California San Jose, California San Jose, California San Jose, California San Francisco, California San Jose, CA Stockton, California East Palo Alto, California San Lorenzo, California


This is the application for all teaching roles at KIPP Public Schools Northern California in the 2021-2022 school year. You can see a full list of our openings here.

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 Special Education Teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Position Overview:

  • Our schools are looking for talented and committed educators to serve as Education Specialists for our elementary, middle, and high schools. Education Specialists serve as Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher s & Case Managers, working primarily with students with Individualized Education Plans in inclusive settings, resource programs, & highly specialized Special Education Teacher programs.
  • You will work closely with school leadership, general education Special Education Teacher s, program specialists, and multidisciplinary teams to plan & implement individualized & rigorous educational programming for students.
  • 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. 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 Special Education Teacher s 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 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of successful, full time teaching experience in Special Education Teacher
  • 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. 

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

 Key Words: Sped, Special Education