Immediate High School Special Education Math Teacher
- Washington, DC, USA
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: High
- Start Date: Next year opening
By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of 20 schools educating 7,000 students and employing 1,400 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission.
Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and continually seek to improve sustainability, benefits, and supports for teachers. We seek out teachers who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.
High School at KIPP DC:
The vision of high schools at KIPP DC is to have inclusive, identity-affirming and learning-rich spaces where student voice is elevated and student growth is emphasized. We empower students to develop skills necessary to pursue college, career, and choice-filled lives. We nurture and celebrate every student and family. We work every day to create schools where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
Why teach at KIPP DC high schools:
Collaboration. Through ample planning time, grade level and content meetings, and development and wellness days, teachers work collaboratively with peers at their school and across our two high schools.
Growth. Teachers receive feedback and support from school leaders, network content coaches, grade-level chairs, and other teammates to improve their teaching craft. We also offer opportunities to develop leadership skills including grade-level chair, fellowships, and leadership cohorts.
School culture. Student identity and creativity is recognized through weekly celebrations and a myriad of clubs.
Highly competitive compensation and benefits. Our instructional salary scales are at the top of the DC market and affirm KIPP DC’s value of teachers as the cornerstone of schools.
What positions are available?
We have two high schools in DC looking for excellent teachers to join their team.
Special Education Teachers: Our special education teachers work closely with general education teachers and service providers to fully support our students through interventions that meet their Individual Education Plan goals in inclusion, resource, and pull-out settings
Our special education team offers a tiered system of support to ensure that students are receiving the targeted instruction they deserve. KIPP DC offers a variety of models that include both inclusion and small group settings. Special education teachers report to their school leader, while also receiving coaching and support from our student support team.
Professional Development: At KIPP DC, we offer a variety of resources to support our special educators. Special education teachers have access to blended learning programs to supplement their curriculum and receive specific coaching from our special education and academic coaches to help tailor their lesson plans to meet the student needs. Each campus has student support leaders to serve as a guide throughout the IEP process. For candidates who are looking for additional development, we also offer the Fellowship in Special Education that prepares teachers to become certified in special education in the District of Columbia.
Key Requirements & Responsibilities:
Commitment to KIPP DC’s mission and to advancing its antiracist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and families
Subscribe to our Vision for Teaching Excellence and commit/contribute to constant professional growth and development
Build trusting relationships with staff, students, and families
Instructional Responsiveness & Content Knowledge
Internalize and teach challenging and engaging lessons linked to Common Core and informed by instructional data
Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.
Attend staff meetings, professional development sessions, and team meetings
When applicable, mentor a Capital Teaching Resident, if assigned to your classroom, by modeling excellent teaching, gradually releasing classroom teaching responsibilities, and implementing weekly coaching and feedback conversations
Care of Students & Classroom Culture
Build a classroom culture that empowers students, affirms their identities, and creates a sense of belonging for all students
Implement the school-wide and classroom management policies and practices
Create a responsive and inclusive environment for parents and families
Other Information & Requirements
While students receive instruction from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, KIPP DC teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm two times a week, and 7:30 am to 4:35 pm three times a week.
Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned
Pass a FBI criminal background check, as required by law
Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. This could include but not limited to: attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, and other events involving parents and students as needed. We will communicate them to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.
Bachelor’s degree (Required)
Commitment to working with students from communities with limited access to quality educational opportunities (Required)
At least one year of teaching experience in a public school or education degree with student teaching experience (Strongly Preferred)
Bachelor’s degree in content area (Preferred)
- Experience/strength in content area (Strongly Preferred)
Compensation & Benefits:
KIPP DC offers an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package for teachers, including:
Competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. Plans include options for Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, and free access to OneMedical.
A 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.
Tax deductions for public transportation costs through a partnership with WMATA
Laptop computer for work and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.
Additional development and enrichment opportunities such as RELAY’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program, Special Education Fellowship, School Culture Champion Grants, Classroom Innovation Grants, and various fellowship and pilot programs launched each year
Various support programs in place during the pandemic, including extended sick leave and robust health and safety protocols and training programs
How to Apply:
Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should visit http://www.kippdc.org/apply, and click the “High School Lead Teacher” job posting located under “Teaching Roles.” If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via e-mail at [email protected]
KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race; color; national origin; immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law); religion; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions); age; physical or mental disability; medical condition; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity or expression); marital status (including domestic partnership status); genetic information; political affiliation; pregnancy; family responsibilities; personal appearance; veteran status; uniform service member status; status of being unemployed; status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking; matriculation; or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.
KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccine (meaning they have received a full course of a COVID vaccine and receive a booster, when they are eligible) or obtain approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons before beginning employment. New hires who have not received all doses of a COVID vaccine, who are eligible for a booster but have not received it, or who are awaiting approval for exemption will not be able to begin employment.