Elementary School Cooperating Teacher KACCS

  • KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School, Albany, NY, United States
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Subject: General Elementary
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description


Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.


KIPP Albany launched on July 1, 2020, as the new partnership between KIPP Tech Valley Charter Schools and Albany Community Charter Schools. KIPP Albany is a unified group of schools striving towards excellence in education in the Capital Region, with 1600 students across four schools. KIPP Tech Valley Middle School (KTVM) was founded over 15 years ago in 2005. In 2018-2019, KTVM was named a Recognition School by the New York State Department of Education. KIPP Tech Valley Primary School (KTVP) opened its doors in 2016 to 100 kindergarten students and is now fully scaled to 500 students grades K-4. KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary (KACCE) and Middle Schools (KACCM) will continue their commitment to providing students with a nurturing and supportive environment of high expectations, love, and respect. KIPP ACCE was founded in 2006, with KACCM following in 2012 and brings a relentless focus on academic achievement and character development to their K-8 students.


KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School (KACCES) is a kindergarten through grade five elementary charter school.  We are an urban school with a student population in which 93% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 98% of the students are Black or Latino. We offer an extended school day, a longer school year, two instructors per class, school uniforms, and a variety of afterschool programs. Our school places a high value on collaboration, community, and culture. We have made a commitment to developing an environment that affirms and celebrates the racial and cultural identities of our students and recognizes the critical importance of having teachers and leaders that reflect the communities we serve. As our mission statement states, “We seek to develop in our students the academic and social skills necessary to enable them to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to become responsible public citizens dedicated to the advancement of one’s self, one’s family, and one’s community”.  In 2012 ACCS was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, one of the first charter schools in the State of New York and the first in the City of Albany to receive that distinction. Albany Community Charter Elementary is excited to join the KIPP network and become a KIPP school to access more of the curriculum, professional development, and other resources available within the network to provide more opportunities to the community we serve.

Job Description

  • Thoughtfully and consistently work with grade level team to build lesson plans aligned to module units and annotate EngageNY lessons in preparation to effectively offer rigorous instruction.
  • Provide instructional and behavioral supports for all students.
  • Effectively implement Taxonomy strategies to create a structured classroom learning environment that promotes student presence in the classroom and manages behaviors to keep students engaged in learning.
  • Proactively address the social and emotional need of each student.
  • Provide support for identified students in need through small group intervention during appropriate blocks of time.
  • Appropriately prepare and participate in RtI, PLC, and professional development sessions.
  • Understand and effectively use curriculum, student data tracking, and proactivity to support student engagement and learning.


  • A deep belief in the potential of all students and a commitment to do whatever it takes to expand opportunities for students, often with a perspective informed by experience in high-need communities and an understanding of the systemic challenges that students face.
  • Familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (preferred).
  • Experience teaching at the appropriate grade level (preferred).
  • Long-term commitment to reaching goals and a strong desire to improve and develop, both personally and professionally.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and to generate feasible and effective solutions to problems.
  • Excellent organization ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to motivate others.
  • Respect for individuals’ diverse experiences and the ability to work effectively with families from a variety of backgrounds

Additional Information

Start Date:

This position has a start date of 2/22/21.


Competitive salary and benefits package including health coverage and retirement.


This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

KIPP Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP Albany is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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