New Teacher Coach

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

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

The Opportunity

New Teacher Coaches play a critical role in KIPP Texas’ academic recovery plan to increase achievement for all students by mentoring, coaching, and supporting teachers in a portfolio of schools with planning and executing on culturally responsive lessons, while leveraging high impact data and instructional strategies.  

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Work side-by-side with teachers in a portfolio of schools to improve student learning outcomes

  • Spend at least 80% of their time engaged in job-embedded coaching and development through teaching, modeling and insisting on best instructional and data practices

  • Analyze student work and data alongside new teachers in order to craft targeted, and timely re-teach plans

  • Build safe, trusting relationships with new teachers while also actively engaging in strategies that seek to build brave and belonging communities amongst new teachers

  • Plans and facilitates New Teacher PLCs for the state, region, and within their portfolio of schools based on New Teacher student achievement, TNTP, and other data  

  • Model equitable leadership, classroom, and instructional practices 

  • Support a portfolio of teachers with culturally responsive module and lesson internalization practices 

  • Support a portfolio of teachers with building content expertise and pedagogy specific to the content taught 

Other Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Equity: Exhibits a commitment to equity through modeling of equitable practices, and being a conscious disruptor of inequitable practices both at the school and organizational levels; 

  • Instructional Expertise: Identifies effective practices in the first teach and in acceleration classrooms, and understands pedagogy that results in improved student learning outcomes; 

  • Data-driven: Uses multiple data sources to differentiate the types of instructional supports and interventions needed for individual students, specific student groups, schools, and across a targeted group of schools;

  • Achievement Focus: Sets challenging goals, demonstrating persistence and overcoming obstacles to achieve goals without confusing effort for results; 

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive and difficult situations and information; in interpersonal problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to manage and work with a team to accomplish mission and goals. Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general education, multilingual and special education

  • Content expertise in the grade level and content assigned

  • Knowledge of ESSER grant requirements

  • Knowledge of effective school-level and systems level strategies for acceleration 

  • Knowledge of high impact, culturally relevant instructional strategies 

  • Strong skills in strategic planning and communication 

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing a community of leaders and learners

  • Experience in resource allocation for education programs, human resources, physical/equipment resources

  • Effective collaboration skills alongside a variety of internal and external facing shareholder groups

Required Education and/or Experience: 

Successful candidates must demonstrate a deep belief in the capacity of all students to achieve at high levels, demonstrate strong instructional expertise and have the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of leaders and teachers to improve student achievement. Additionally, 

  • Proven track record as a teacher and teacher coach 

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience leading organizational turnaround work 

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree 

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.

Funding:

The New Teacher Coach will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for Administrative expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.

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