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Middle School Writing Teacher

Company: KIPP
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

Join the KIPP Team & Family

KIPP is hiring a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with the unyielding belief that every child will succeed.

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.

Mission:

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.

Vision:

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 walls.

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 extensive resource-sharing.

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.

Job Description

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 improvement.
  • 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 conferences.
    • Meet professional obligations including timeliness and consistency in meeting deadlines.

      Qualifications

      Skills and Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
      • 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 $60).
        *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 employment. *

        Competencies:
        • Unwavering commitment to KIPP OKC mission, scholars, families, and community
        • Strong record of helping children achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communities,
        • 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 feedback.
        • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP OKC scholars.

          Additional Information

          All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

          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.

Keywords: KIPP, Oklahoma City , Middle School Writing Teacher, Education / Teaching , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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