Elementary Special Education Teacher (Immediate)
- Nashville, TN, USA
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: Elementary
- Subject: Special Education
- Start Date: Immediate opening
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nation-wide and supports students to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 94% of our 2020 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to college and are projected to complete college at a rate 3x that of their peers. 86% of our students identify as Black or Latinx and 16% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
Our mission is that, together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.
The Elementary Special Education Teacher will lead supports for students with special needs to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The Elementary Special Education Teacher will provide critical guidance to Lead Teachers to ensure that all staff are complying with and meeting the needs of students with special needs.
Responsibilities of the Elementary Special Education Teacher will include, but are not limited to:
Special Education Coordination
Ensure compliance with federal, state and district Special Education and ELL regulations
Develop processes for entering and exiting students into services
Design and, with the support of necessary school staff, execute RTI process for behavior and academics
Administer relevant assessments
Oversee the development, revision and execution of student IEPs and 504 Plans
Lead IEP and 504 Plan meetings
Special Education Leadership
Meet with general education teachers to review IEPs, answer questions, provide strategies and supports, as needed
Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.
Support teacher development in serving Special Education and ELL students through individual coaching and group professional development
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students
Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies, programming, and IEPs
Use data to inform instructional decisions
Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
Develop positive rapport with students
Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
Pursue challenging professional goals each year
Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
Valid Tennessee teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities
Pass Criminal Background Check
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families, and staff
Passionate about growing as a leader for racial justice and serving in an anti-racist school
Eagerness to collaborate and problem-solve with a variety of stakeholders
Demonstrate commitment to continue their professional development individually
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of students
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This position will work and be compensated according to an 11-month schedule.
Apply directly online. Please contact Andrea Davis, Manager of Talent Recruitment, at [email protected] with questions.
KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.