High School Biology Teacher (Immediate Opening)

  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full-time
  • Specific Subject: Biology
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: High
  • Subject: Science
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world-class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high-quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond. 


KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,500 students and at full growth, we will educate nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network is comprised of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school:

  • KIPP Inspire Academy, founded in 2009

  • KIPP Victory Academy, founded in 2014

  • KIPP Triumph Academy, founded in 2015

  • KIPP Wisdom Academy, founded in 2015

  • KIPP St. Louis High School, founded in 2017

  • KIPP Wonder Academy,  founded in 2019


Check out our KIPP St. Louis video to learn more about KIPP St. Louis Public Schools!

Job Description

KIPP St. Louis is hiring the a biology teacher


Position Overview: Your responsibilities as a lead teacher

KIPP St. Louis teachers are at the core of our mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths needed to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond.


If you firmly believe that all students can learn, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes to disrupt the educational opportunity gap, if you thrive in an environment that is both fast-paced and collaborative, and if you are eager to work alongside passionate educators committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school environment, then apply today! 


This position is available for the 2021-2022 school year

Position type: Full time, exempt    

Immediate Start Date

KIPP St. Louis plans to begin in person for the 2021-2022 school year


As a KIPP St. Louis Teacher, your core responsibilities include:

Curriculum Development and Instruction

●  Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum

●   Develop academically rigorous lessons, unit plans, rubrics and assessments

●   Use data to inform instructional decisions

●   Provide students with daily feedback on performance and plan for individual learning needs


Help Build a Positive School and Classroom Culture

●   Embody and maintain school’s values, policies, and culture

●   Develop positive relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff

●   Establish and maintain strong communication with all parents and share progress

●   Effectively supervise and manage a classroom of up to 30 students

●   Show up for critical school events, including staff meetings, open houses, parent-teacher conferences and more


Demonstrate a Growth Mindset

●   Pursue challenging professional goals each year

●   Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with your colleagues

●   Participate in school-wide and individual professional development


The following are required of KIPP St. Louis teachers:

  • A Bachelor’s degree

  • Valid Missouri Teacher Certification or willingness to become certified ASAP and a minimum of a 2.75 GPA

  • Pass Criminal Background Check

  • Demonstrated commitment to closing the opportunity gap

Additional Information


At KIPP St. Louis we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries and a full slate of benefits including:

  • Exceptional, low-cost health benefits including health, dental, and vision.

  • Short Term Disability

  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee

  • Retirement plan through PSRSSL with an employee match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program

  • Generous time off:

    • Holidays, as well as a one week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, a week-long spring break

    • Wellness days and Fabulous Fridays 

  • On-going professional development opportunities

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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