Substitute Teacher (Immediate)

  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Interim Substitute Teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Instruction

    • Reviews the plans and schedule to be followed during the instructional day with the Principal or designated staff member

    • Teaches the lessons prepared

    • Reports the day’s activities at the conclusion of each day and provides other feedback as requested

    • follows all district policies, rules and procedures to which Lead Teachers are subject and good teaching practice dictates

  • Student Management

    • Maintains as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and classrooms to which he/she is assigned

    • Assumes responsibility for overseeing student behavior in class and at other times during the school day, as requested

    • Maintains appropriate student behavior at all times throughout the school day

  • Flexibly Support 

    • Engage flexibly and adaptively to the needs of students across the school per the discretion of the Principal

    • This engagement could include, but is not limited to covering a classroom when a teacher is out, pulling small groups for intervention, moving into classroom positions should a staff member transition during the school year, classroom observations, and supporting school-wide procedures such as lunch, arrival, and dismissal.

  • Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

    • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville

    • 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

  • Family Engagement

    • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with parents and share progress

    • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members

  • Growth Mindset

    • 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


  • Minimum of 60 credit hours of college coursework; bachelor’s preferred

  • Pass Criminal Background Check

  • Experience and demonstrated success working with students from educationally under-resourced communities (Highly Preferred)

Additional Information

Apply directly online. Please contact [email protected] with questions. This position will work and be compensated according to an 11-month schedule.

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.

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