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Middle School Specials Teacher, 5-8 KIPP Minnesota Public Schools

Posted on 2021-09-16 2:27:27 PM

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BACKGROUND Organization Overview KIPP is a national network of free, open&#8208;enrollment, college&#8208;preparatory public schools in under&#8208;resourced communities throughout the United States. There are currently 200 locally&#8208;run KIPP schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, and nationally KIPP serves approximately 80,000 students. More than 80 percent of KIPP students come from low&#8208;income households, and more than 95 percent are African American or Hispanic/Latino. Through high expectations for students and staff, world&#8208;class teachers and principals, more time in school, autonomy over budget and curriculum, and a focus on results, KIPP schools prepare traditionally underserved students for success in college and in life. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for their success in doing so, and today nearly 85% of KIPP alumni nationally have matriculated to college. All KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles, known as the Five Pillars, that KIPP believes help to lay the foundation for students to perform at the highest academic levels: High Expectations, Choice & Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and a Focus on Results. KIPP Minnesota Overview Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 700 students in grades K through 2 and grades 5 through 8 at two co-located schools (primary and middle) in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with significant growth plans in the coming years. What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Team supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions. How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college and we stay with them every step of the way. Why it matters: In our communities, approximately 1 in 10 students earn a college degree. We believe that this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college. POSITION OVERVIEW As the Middle School Specials Teacher you are a member of the KIPP Minnesota Instructional Team and will directly lead instruction with students. The Specials Teacher will plan and execute high-quality daily lessons that lead to high levels of student achievement in addition to building and supporting a school-wide culture of excellence. This is a full-time position, based at KIPP North Star Academy (grades 5-8). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES * Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus * Create and teach highly rigorous and engaging lessons in an elective area (i.e. Art, Computer Science, Foreign Language, African American History, Family Life Skills, PE/Health, Dance, Etc.) * Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping * Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents * Create a classroom environment that is warm and demanding * Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a high level of professionalism * Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned and attend all staff meetings * With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction * Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Minnesota DESIRED EXPERIENCE * Bachelor&#8217;s Degree from an accredited college or university in the educational field * MN teaching license in Visual Arts, PE/Health, or another specials licensure focus * Experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated instruction. * Strong classroom management skills. * Effective communication skills. * Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents and staff. Highly Preferred * Experience working in historically educationally underserved communities and communities of color COMPENSATION Salary: $44,880+ *In order to establish equitable salary practices; the compensation package is derived from the Regional KIPP Minnesota pay scale and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life, long-term disability and retirement benefits as well as an annual salary review and revision. How to Apply We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply on-line here <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.smartrecruiters.com%2FKIPP%2Fminnesota&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cb0d44130b40d42955d3a08d979480376%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637674172474599717%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=uaEkY8n8V5m7ZazuWoqB4AQeHaJc8YVY0Fafj0AdPGs%3D&reserved=0> . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Minnesota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations

BACKGROUND


Organization Overview


KIPP is a national network of free, open‐enrollment, college‐preparatory public schools in under‐resourced communities throughout the United States. There are currently 200 locally‐run KIPP schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, and nationally KIPP serves approximately 80,000 students. More than 80 percent of KIPP students come from low‐income households, and more than 95 percent are African American or Hispanic/Latino.  Through high expectations for students and staff, world‐class teachers and principals, more time in school, autonomy over budget and curriculum, and a focus on results, KIPP schools prepare traditionally underserved students for success in college and in life. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for their success in doing so, and today nearly 85% of KIPP alumni nationally have matriculated to college. 


All KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles, known as the Five Pillars, that KIPP believes help to lay the foundation for students to perform at the highest academic levels: High Expectations, Choice & Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and a Focus on Results.


KIPP Minnesota Overview


Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 700 students in grades K through 2 and grades 5 through 8 at two co-located schools (primary and middle) in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with significant growth plans in the coming years.


What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Team supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions.


How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college and we stay with them every step of the way.


Why it matters: In our communities, approximately 1 in 10 students earn a college degree. We believe that this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college.


POSITION OVERVIEW

 

As the Middle School Specials Teacher you are a member of the KIPP Minnesota Instructional Team and will directly lead instruction with students. The Specials Teacher will plan and execute high-quality daily lessons that lead to high levels of student achievement in addition to building and supporting a school-wide culture of excellence. This is a full-time position, based at KIPP North Star Academy (grades 5-8). 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus

  • Create and teach highly rigorous and engaging lessons in an elective area (i.e. Art, Computer Science, Foreign Language, African American History, Family Life Skills, PE/Health, Dance, Etc.)

  • Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping

  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents

  • Create a classroom environment that is warm and demanding

  • Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a high level of professionalism 

  • Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned and attend all staff meetings

  • With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction

  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Minnesota


DESIRED EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the educational field

  • MN teaching license in Visual Arts, PE/Health, or another specials licensure focus

  • Experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated instruction. 

  • Strong classroom management skills. 

  • Effective communication skills. 

  • Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents and staff.


Highly Preferred 

  • Experience working in historically educationally underserved communities and communities of color 



COMPENSATION


Salary: $44,880+


*In order to establish equitable salary practices; the compensation package is derived from the Regional KIPP Minnesota pay scale and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life, long-term disability and retirement benefits as well as an annual salary review and revision.


How to Apply 

We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply on-line here . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Minnesota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations