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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. As part of the KIPP network’s 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.
Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and continually seek to improve sustainability, benefits, and supports for teachers. We are seeking teachers who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.
ELEMENTARY AT KIPP DC:
KIPP DC elementary schools are committed to building joyful classrooms with rigorous instruction that prepares students for success in middle school and beyond. Teachers cultivate a love of learning through balanced literacy and math instruction, build confidence and self-advocacy through classes that highlight students’ talents and passions, and ensure that all students receive the targeted support they need through meaningful intervention and support. Elementary classrooms provide a space for all students to feel like they are loved and belong; our teachers work alongside families to support students as they learn the social-emotional skills and strategies to navigate the classroom, school, and the world around us.
Through best-in-class professional development, weekly content and coaching support, and a culture of data analysis and reflection, teachers work collaboratively with their peers to become better in their craft and to meet the needs of each of their students. Teachers receive regular feedback and support from teacher leaders, school-based literacy coaches, a regional math coach, a vice principal assigned to their grade level or content area, and other members of our network academic support team. In addition to content support, teachers have access to extensive professional development both within their school and the network.
BECOME A FOUNDING TEACHER:
We are seeking exceptional elementary teachers to be a part of the founding team for our newest elementary school for the 21-22 school year. The initial application deadline to join the founding team is March 12, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We anticipate hiring the following team members:
About our new school:
The elementary school at the Wheeler Campus is our newest elementary school, which will be led by KIPP DC Principal Donyale Butler. In August 2021, our new elementary school will open with grades 1-3, with plans to expand in the following year. Our school is currently in the process of being named by staff and families at our existing middle school on the Wheeler Campus.
Principal Donyale Butler seeks founding teachers who are committed to building a school founded in community, equity, and excellence. Our school will be a joyful, purposeful, and loving place for all who enter our building. We will support and celebrate each other as we commit to responding to our students’ academic and social-emotional needs as a team. We are willing to put in the hard work of reflecting on our instructional practices as well as our own mindsets and habits in order to provide the best education possible for our students. Above all, we will find joy and pride in our work, and our people, each day.
Candidates for founding schools with experience in building early literacy and in supporting student growth in early literacy will be given priority in the hiring process.
All candidates will be required to submit an application, answer several short-answer questions, and upload or share a teaching video with their application. The video should be up to 10 minutes and show in-person teaching, if at all possible. Here are instructions and tips for sharing a video link in your application.
After completing an application, those who move forward will complete a phone interview. Candidates moving forward from the phone interview will meet Principal Donyale Butler and and complete reference checks of their current principal, coach, and colleagues of their choice. For questions on the application process, please email Allison Cook at Allison.Cook@kippdc.org.Qualifications
KEY REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree (Required)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
How to Apply:
Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. Current KIPP DC employees should apply via our KIPPDC website at www.kippdc.org/internal-jobs. External applicants should visit https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/apply-now/. For questions or issues with your application, please contact
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