Immediate Middle School Special Education Teaching Fellow

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Subject: Special Education
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is 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.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. 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 communities.

Job Description

Job Description

As a KIPP Texas Special Education Teaching Fellow, your core responsibilities include

  • In partnership with a mentor teacher, develop and deliver academically rigorous lessons; create rubrics and assessments
  • Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Offer/receive constructive feedback in order to create a professional atmosphere that is conducive to continuous development
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working with students/children in an educational setting (after school program, student teaching, etc.)
  • Demonstrate measurable success in previous experiences related to education or working with students
  • Interest in pursuing Special Education (preferred)
  • Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)

Competencies

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students

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 health insurance 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. 

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