Middle School Writing Teacher
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Join the KIPP Team & Family
KIPP is hiring a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and
dedicated individuals with the unyielding belief that every child
KIPP Oklahoma is a part of a national network of free,
open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to
families and children in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We are driven and
committed to our mission and vision.
KIPP Oklahoma currently educates over 1,000 students and supports
hundreds of alumni. Today, the KIPP Oklahoma network consists of
KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools (grades 5th - 12th) and KIPP OKC
Public Schools (grades PreK, Kindergarten and 5th - 8th). KIPP OKC
Public Schools is growing one grade per year until they are a full
PreK - 8th grade program.
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.
Every child grows up free to create the future they want for
themselves and their communities.
We are a Team & Family
At KIPP, we see the gifts in everyone who walks through the doors
of our schools. Especially our teachers. Their skill. Energy. Love.
Their determination. On the good days and on the hard days. So we
support our teachers to make the most of those gifts. It starts
with respect - for our teacher's innate talent and desire to learn,
for their professional growth and the lives they lead beyond our
WHY YOU'LL LOVE TEACHING AT KIPP
You'll Work With A Team That Lives Its Values
Weather in a school-based or campus support role, our team is
dedicated to living our values. Together, we work in schools and
communities, not classrooms. We contribute to and are responsible
for shared success. Like a family, we act with empathy and support
one another to build strong relationships.
You'll Be The Change
You'll be part of a national network of 270 KIPP schools and 3
dedicated schools in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We believe in the
infinite potential of all people. Our hope, drive, and optimism
fuel our daily work and drive us toward achieving a more equitable
and just world, starting with our KIPP scholars.
You'll Be Valued
Our teachers are well compensated and have the tools, training, and
technology to bring innovation to the classroom.
You'll Never Stop Learning
The joy of teaching is that there's always more to learn. We
support our teachers - from those in their 1st year to those in
their 20th year - with individualized coaching, professional
learning communities, leadership development programs, and
You'll Have Fun!
Whether at a family movie night, a staff professional development
with an impromptu choir and dance, or a gratitude celebration, we
create and celebrate joyful moments with our students, their
families, and each other.
Instructional Delivery and Assessment:
- Develop year-long Oklahoma standards-based unit plans and
lesson plans that meet all scholars' learning needs.
- Use assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in
order to promote all scholars 'academic performance.
- Embrace and incorporate feedback in the spirit of constant
- Teacher contract hours are 7:30am - 5:00pm (M-Th) and 7:30am -
4:30pm (F) on regular school days. On Friday afternoons, scholars
are dismissed early teachers participate all-school professional
development. All scholars begin class at 8:00am. Middle School
dismisses at 4:00pm (M-Th) and 2:30pm (F). Elementary School
dismisses at 3:00pm (M-Th) and 2:30pm (F).
Academic and Cultural Support
- Collaborate with content and grade-level teams to promote an
environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with scholars and
families based on trust and respect.
- Participate in the daily functions of the school such as
morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.
- Attend school events such as staff meetings, open houses, back
to school nights, parent orientations, parent-teacher conferences,
PTSO events and various other school events.
- Develop individualized learning plans for students and
communicate these plans to families in parent meetings and
- Meet professional obligations including timeliness and
consistency in meeting deadlines.
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or
- Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate with required certification
for subject and level assigned, if applicable*
- Demonstrated knowledge of core subject area assigned
- Satisfactory outcome of a background check. Employees are
responsible for a non-refundable fingerprinting fee (approximately
*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before
certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and
on file with KIPP OKC before the end of the first year of
- Unwavering commitment to KIPP OKC mission, scholars, families,
- Strong record of helping children achieve academic success,
primarily with students in educationally underserved
- Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and
commit to an extended school day, week, and year.
- Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a
teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive
- Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet
the needs of KIPP OKC scholars.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a Full-Time, 10-month position. Salary is commensurate with
experience and based on the KIPP OKC Teacher Salary Scale.
Employees are eligible to participate in employer benefits
including health, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment,
short and long term disability and participation in Oklahoma
Teacher Retirement plans.
As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Oklahoma 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.
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