Teaching Fellow (2022-23)

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: Teaching Fellow

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 KIPP Texas Teaching Fellows program is a one-year program designed for new teachers.  The fellow will spend a year in programming learning from a mentor teacher and gradually increasing their teaching responsibilities before moving into a lead teaching role the following year. During this year, fellows will also receive professional development from KIPP Texas and school leaders and coaching and development from a mentor teacher.  At the successful conclusion of the fellowship, fellows will be ready to assume a lead teaching position.

Above all else, the ideal Teaching Fellow must be committed to KIPP Texas' mission, while possessing the beliefs, character traits, and skills necessary to grow and ensure student growth and achievement.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Gradually increase teaching responsibilities throughout the year:

    • Pair and develop relationship with a mentor teacher;

    • Begin teaching the first few minutes of a mentor teacher’s class and gradually increase teaching responsibilities throughout the year until they are teaching a full class every day;

    • 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, grading, and supervising lunch, arrival and dismissal. 

    • Support the teachers in ensuring that academic catch-up and recovery (as response to academic impacts of COVID), as well as academic acceleration benchmarks are met for students 

  • Successfully complete the Fellowship assessments and Checkpoints.

  • Participate in regular professional learning led by the KIPP Texas Talent Development Team, including:

    • Summer professional development

    • Bi-weekly professional development 

    • Quarterly progress meetings 

  • Attend all school and regional level professional development sessions.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Desire to move into a teaching position

  • Work toward the State of Texas’s qualifications for highly qualified teacher, preferred

  • Experience working with children, preferred

Required Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, required

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Work toward the State of Texas’s qualifications for highly qualified teacher, preferred

Additional Information


The Teaching Fellow 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 direct 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.

Compensation and Benefits:
As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability


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