Middle School SPED Teacher
- Kansas City, MO, USA
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: Middle
- Subject: Special Education
- Start Date: Next year opening
KIPP KC was founded in 2007 with our middle school serving grades 5-8. In 2013 we opened our elementary school. Today we serve 650 students in grades PreK-8, and intend to open our High School in Fall 2021.
We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.
Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP KC plays a critical role in ensuring our students are on the path toward college, career, and beyond. Our educators are passionate advocates for our students and families, working tirelessly to connect them with access to opportunity for lives of power and choice. As a Special Education Teacher, you will deliver exceptional instruction and support access to the general education environment. You are dedicated to constant learning, and you proactively provide academic and cultural support to your school and team. You are deeply committed to educational equity, building relationships with students and families so they are safe, seen, heard, and loved.
Instructional Delivery and Assessment
Deliver evidence-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals contained within each student’s IEP and ensure access to the general education curriculum
Use assessment data to adjust instructional methods and levels of support in both the special education and general education environment
Provide consultation to general education teachers regarding classroom accommodations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities
Maintain accurate records (e.g. grade book, discipline documentation, progress monitoring, service logs)
Embrace and incorporate feedback in the spirit of constant improvement.
Academic and Cultural Support
Assume personal responsibility for student achievement
Collaborate with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking, inclusion, and academic rigor
Establish and maintain working relationships with students and families based on trust and respect
Participate in the daily functions of the school such as morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties
Attend critical school events such as staff meetings, open houses, and student-led parent conferences
Meet professional obligations including timeliness and consistency in meeting deadlines
Exemplify the school cultural expectations
Skills and Qualifications
Relentless focus on results and a commitment to teamwork
Deep commitment to educational equity and underserved communities
Valid Missouri Teaching license with required certification for subject and level assigned*
Demonstrated knowledge of core subject area assigned
Satisfactory outcome of a background check
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP KC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.