Exceptional Children/ English Language Learner Teacher (must be bilingual)
- Durham, NC, USA
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: Middle
- Subject: English Language Learner
- Start Date: Immediate opening
The mission of KIPP Eastern North Carolina (KIPP ENC) is to empower all of our students with the skills, knowledge and character necessary to succeed in the colleges of their choice, strengthen their community, and fight for social justice.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year.
Who are we?
KIPP ENC is a network of college preparatory public charter schools serving students in six schools beginning with KIPP Gaston Preparatory middle school which opened in 2001 on a peanut field in rural North Carolina. Today, KIPP ENC educates over 2,000 students across grades K-12 in Gaston, Halifax, and Durham, N.C. During the 2019-20 school year, KIPP ENC will serve students in grades K-12 at our KIPP Gaston schools, grades K-2 and 5-8 at our Halifax schools, and grades 5-8 at our Durham school. KIPP ENC is part of the national KIPP network of over 200 tuition-free, open enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and life.
Great schools require great leaders and great teachers. We realize that the outcomes our students deserve necessitate continuously strong teaching from the time our students enter kindergarten until they graduate from high school. Our schools are looking for talented and committed educators who are passionate about their content and excited to continue to strengthen their pedagogy through consistent feedback and ongoing professional development. If you share a belief in our mission; if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for all students to achieve; if you are personally committed to fighting for social justice; and if you thrive in a collaborative environment, then, we’d love for you to join our team and family!
Responsibilities of a KIPP Eastern North Carolina teacher include, but are not limited to:
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum by developing academically rigorous lessons and adapting unit plans, rubrics, and assessments.
- Demonstrate strong pedagogy.
- Continuously assess students’ progress and use data to inform instructional decisions.
- Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in academics and character and plan for individual learning needs.
- Teach within an extended school day and demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy that every minute of every day is learning time.
- Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
- Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP ENC.
- Maintain a "do whatever it takes attitude" to help our students reach academic excellence.
- Support a school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families.
- Develop positive rapport with students.
- Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment.
- Uphold and exhibit the school’s values and culture.
- Family Engagement
- Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and regularly share academic progress and behavior.
- Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences, and other events involving parents.
- Growth Mindset
- Receive and respond appropriately to formal and informal feedback from teammates, school leaders, students, and parents and view feedback as a tool to improve and grow.
- Offer support 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 meetings during the academic year.
- Team & Family
- Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours.
- Participate in periodic evening and Saturday School events.
- Coordinate and lead field lessons both in and out of state to extend student learning.
- Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations.
- Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems.
- Assist with both student and staff recruitment.
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP ENC's mission and community
- Valid North Carolina teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
- Bachelor’s degree (required)
- At least two years of experience teaching students from low-income families and demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of educationally underserved students
- Strong content knowledge in the area in which you are applying to teach
- Critical thinking skills
- Effective communication with students, families, and colleagues
- Strong work ethic and stamina to work extended hours
- Pass Criminal Background Check
KIPP Eastern NC Public Schools offers a generous compensation package. All teachers are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including weekly professional development, collaboration with peers and other KIPP network teachers, full health and retirement benefits, leadership pathways, laptop computer, support with NC teaching certification and renewal, and competitive salaries.