30+ days ago


Washington, DC


Company Description

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission.

Job Description

Position Overview
At KIPP DC, we believe the quality of instruction defines the rate and quality of student achievement. Teaching and learning is at the core of everything we do. The role of an instructional coach is a position of leadership; the work is to support leaders and teachers in ensuring all students learn and achieve within classrooms that are intentional, rigorous, and joyful.  The person in this position will demonstrate a relentless drive toward excellence and a commitment to ensuring that our instruction puts children on a successful path to and through college.  

  • Drive an instructional vision focused on foundational literacy skills development

  • Refine  Common Core State Standards aligned scope and sequence, units, lessons and resources based on data, an audit of cultural responsiveness and stakeholder feedback

  • Meet high student and staff learning targets in literacy

  • Use teacher and student performance data to design, coordinate and facilitate professional development to increase teacher and leader expertise in all components of balanced literacy: Writing Workshop, Reading Workshop, close reading, read aloud, independent reading, shared reading, guided reading, foundational skills, and fluency

  • Provide support to school leaders on best practices and implementation of curriculum, pedagogy and data driven instruction

  • Use formative and summative assessment measures to ensure students are meeting proficiency standards and benchmarks

  • Provide teachers and leaders with coaching, modeling, and co-observations to improve and refine teaching practice

  • Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year.  This will be communicated with as much notice and flexibility as possible

  • Deep commitment to racial and educational equity and the building of an organization that reflects the community KIPP DC serves; ability to hold self and others accountable for centering equity


  • Degree in early reading and foundational literacy (i.e. print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Expertise in assessing, preventing and overcoming early reading difficulties

  • At least four years of successful teaching experience, preferably in urban setting(s) 

  • At least two years of successful coaching or leadership experience 

  • A strong track record of positive student performance results in literacy, both in formative measures and high stakes exams

  • Experience writing rigorous unit and lesson plans  

  • Expertise and results in balanced literacy and the pedagogy of Reading and Writing Workshop

  • Experience administering and analyzing leveled reading assessments (i.e. F&P, STEP)

  • Well-read and current on best practices in literacy

  • A strong track record of facilitating teachers and/or leaders toward instructional improvement

  • Experience designing leading compelling and useful professional development

  • Experience using multiple assessment measures and observational data to determine coaching and professional development necessary to improvement in teaching and student performance

  • Excellent written and oral communication

Additional Information


Please visit to complete an online application (including submission of a resume and cover letter) for the Recruitment Manager role. The start date for this position is immediate. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

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