18-19 Lead Elementary Teacher, Special Education (K-4)

KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date PostedFebruary 12, 2018
IndustryK-12: Charter Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Network and Regional Overview
KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in educationally underserved communities. Nearly 70,000 students attend one of the 183 KIPP schools that operate in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP Philadelphia Schools (KPS) is a part of the national KIPP network and currently has five schools, serving approximately 1600 students in North and West Philadelphia.
The mission of KIPP Philadelphia Schools (KPS) is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in college, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. Our vision is to achieve our mission at critical mass – a cluster of schools in Philadelphia – thereby reinvigorating public education in this city through the performance of our students and the leadership of our educators. Within the next seven years, KIPP programming in Philadelphia will include ten schools, over 4,400 students, over 370 employees, and an operating budget greater than 60MM.
KIPP Philadelphia Schools is always seeking exceptional teachers of all grades and all subjects K-12. These teaching opportunities begin in July of 2018. Submitting this application considers you for all 2018-2019 teaching opportunities for which you are qualified. To browse immediate openings, please visit our careers website.

KIPP Philadelphia Schools requires the following qualifications for all lead teachers:
  • Commitment to working with educationally underserved students
  • Proven track-record of high student achievement
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject/content area
  • Hold high expectations for all students and enforce the school code of conduct
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Ability to obtain Pennsylvania State certification Level I or II
  • 2+ years of full time special education lead teaching experience in K-4 aside from substitute teaching in an urban school setting
  • Demonstrated success working within the field of Special Education
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Highly qualified status as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education by passing Praxis in subject area interested to teach or holding a college degree in subject area interested to teach
  • All required criminal and child abuse background checks
    • PA State Police Clearance
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • Cogent Federal Fingerprinting
    • ACT 168
KIPP Philadelphia Schools prefers the following education and credentials:
  • Pennsylvania State Certification Level I or Level II (required)
  • Master's in Education/Teaching or content area
If not certified, transcripts will be required for your initial emergency permit application.

Each teacher at KIPP Philadelphia Schools is required to perform the following duties:
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students, parents and staff
  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of special education programs and other student supports (Intervention, 504, ELL, etc.)
  • Maintain IEPs, 504s, Evaluations, and ELL programs and ensure service delivery is delivered with fidelity.
  • Lead Child Find efforts and drive intervention and evaluation processes.
  • Liaison with parents via trainings, meetings, and consultations.
  • Provide case management for Special Education caseload and provide instruction to Special Education students.
  • Act as a role model for students
  • Create and teach challenging, engaging and differentiated lessons linked to state standards, ensuring all students learn
  • Participate in the development of curriculum standards and mapping
  • Create and foster a positive, safe learning environment that incorporates the school's core values, high expectations and code of conduct
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy and effective classroom management
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and throughout school
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
  • Track student progress and use data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
  • Continually improve teaching skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
  • Attend all staff meetings and other professional development sessions
  • Be available for report card nights and other events involving parents
  • Serve on school committees as needed
  • Remain on call in the evenings (via cell phone) to provide student support
  • Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the school leader
Compensation: Salary will be based on experience. Access our instructional salary scale here. We also offer an extensive benefits package.
Learn about our schools

KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy
Grades served: K-4
Location: North Philadelphia
Address: 2409 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Openings: We are seeking K-4 lead teachers and K-1 co-teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

KIPP West Philadelphia Elementary Academy
Grades served: K-2
2412 S 62nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19142
Openings: We are seeking K-2 lead teachers, specials lead teachers, and K-2 teaching fellows for the 2018-2019 school year.

KIPP North Philadelphia Academy-New!
Grades Served: K-1
Location: North Philadelphia
Address: 2539 N. 16th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19132
Openings: We are seeking Kindergarten- First Grade lead teachers, Specials lead teachers, and K-1 teaching fellows to join the founding team for the 2018-19 school year.

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