21-22 Relay Resident

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teaching Fellow
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

JOB STATUS: Please note that this opportunity is for the 2021-22 school year. If you are interested and have applied for any immediate roles for the current 2020-21 school year, you are still able to be considered for both opportunities.

Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in partnering  with families and communities, to create 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.

In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impacting more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.

In the 2020-2021 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 31,100 students in 59 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.

The mission and vision of KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural North Star:

As a Team & Family, we:

Champion Equity
Chase Excellence
Persist with Purpose
Bring Joy
Rise Together

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

Job Description

The KIPP Texas Relay Residency is a prestigious, paid two-year program designed for new teachers. The resident will spend the first year of the program learning from a mentor teacher and gradually increasing their teaching responsibilities before moving into a lead teaching role in the second year of the program. 

During both years of the residency, residents receive professional development and coaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education. At the successful conclusion of the two-year residency, residents will have earned their Master of Arts in Teaching and their Texas Teaching Certification. 

Residents receive a salary and full benefits both years, in addition to tuition contributions. The total value of the program is over $100,000. Residents are placed in all KIPP Texas schools in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Residents are paid $30,000 in their first year of the program and are then paid a starting teacher's salary (based on the regional salary scale) in their second year when they become a lead teacher. Residents pay a portion out-of-pocket for tuition and fees for the two-year certification and Master's program.

For more information, please visit https://kipptexas.org/relayresidency


The Relay Resident will:

1.    Participate in Professional Development & Relay Coursework

          A.    Attend a two week-long summer term before the first year and a one week-long summer term between the first and second year of the program in addition to four weeknight classes a month

         B.    Complete 10-20 hours of Relay online coursework monthly

         C.    Participate in three-hour weekly Deliberate Practice session with other Residents (during the work day) 

         D.    Attend all school and regional level professional development (PD) sessions.

         E.    Successfully complete Relay assessments and gateways

2.    Gradually increase teaching responsibilities throughout the first year

          A.    Begin teaching first few minutes of mentor teacher’s class in September, and gradually increase teaching responsibilities throughout the year until Resident is teaching the full class period every day.

          B.    Participate in other teaching and staff  responsibilities, which can include, but are not limited to: small-group interventions; assisting during independent practice; assisting mentor teacher in lesson planning, preparing lessons, and grading; and supervise at lunch, arrival, and dismissal

3.    Serve as a Lead Teacher in the second year of the program

          A.    Perform all duties listed in the job description for a lead teacher, which includes but is not limited to lesson planning, teaching a full load of classes, creating a behavior management system for the classroom, and fulfilling other supervisory and staff duties as assigned.


Education and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 GPA required by June 2020. 

  • For primary and middle school placement, a combination of 12 credit hours in the areas of math, science, English and social studies

  • For high school placement, a total of 12-15 credit hours in the subject area (math, science, English or social studies)

  • Applicants cannot have more than a year of lead teaching experience or be a teacher of record

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

For more information, please visit https://kipptexas.org/relayresidency

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