Elementary Education Teacher (23-24)

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: Teacher

Company Description

KIPP is a national network of free, open‐enrollment, college‐preparatory public schools in under‐resourced communities throughout the United States. There are currently 200 locally‐run KIPP schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, and nationally KIPP serves approximately 80,000 students. More than 80 percent of KIPP students come from low‐income households, and more than 95 percent are African American or Hispanic/Latino.  Through high expectations for students and staff, world‐class teachers and principals, more time in school, autonomy over budget and curriculum, and a focus on results, KIPP schools prepare traditionally underserved students for success in college and in life. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for their success in doing so, and today nearly 85% of KIPP alumni nationally have matriculated to college. 

All KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles, known as the Five Pillars, that KIPP believes help to lay the foundation for students to perform at the highest academic levels: High Expectations, Choice & Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and a Focus on Results.

KIPP Minnesota Overview

Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 700 students in grades K through 2 and grades 5 through 8 at two co-located schools (primary and middle) in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with significant growth plans in the coming years.

What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Team supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions.

How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college and we stay with them every step of the way.

Why it matters: In our communities, approximately 1 in 10 students earn a college degree. We believe that this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college.

Job Description

KIPP Minnesota is seeking for exceptional licensed General Education teachers for the current school year.

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement benefit. 

Starting Salary Tier 1 Teachers: $44,880+ (Tier 2/3/4 Teacher salary is dependent on the experience. To inquire for more details email to [email protected] or call 6124434185)

Other benefits we offer include a number of paid days off including breaks (we take a full week in November and other points throughout the school year!) plus 8 additional PTO days for Teachers.  We also have "Friday for you" (AKA an afternoon off) once per month.

Outside of the traditional employee benefits, joining the national KIPP network comes with several professional advantages. With over 240 schools across the country, our access to resources, development, and professional connections is best in class. 

The district is willing to work with applicants whose license is in process OR request for Out of Field Permission license as needed.


 The Elementary School Teacher is primarily Responsible for organizing, implementing, and providing an educational program where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth.


Planning and Instruction

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency with subject matter

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning

  • Plans and delivers instruction for a variety of learners

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.

  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.

  • Understands and uses assessment to promote student learning.

Classroom Environment

  • Creates an environment that promotes respect, rapport, and learning

  • Establishes effective relationships with students

  • Communicates clear and consistent expectations for learning, behavior, and achievement

  • Monitors and manages student behavior effectively


  • Communicates effectively with families, students, and colleagues

  • Communicates student progress in a timely and thorough manner

  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills

Professional Responsibility

  • Supports the mission and values of the school

  • Supports the programs and priorities of the department and school

  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with faculty, students, and parents

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Demonstrates professional behavior

  • Seeks and develops opportunities for professional growth

  • Attends and participates in required meetings, school events, and committee work

  • Performs duties as required/requested



  • B.A/ B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching.

  • Minnesota State certification in teaching appropriate subject area (K-6 Elementary Education). Applicants who will hold the following credentials by August 31, 2022 are welcome to apply. We will work with applicants whose license is in process.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Highly organized and punctual

  • Customer focused approach

  • High degree of flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment

  • Experience with using technology in teaching and learning

  • skill in using positive, constructive disciplinary approaches

  • familiarity with current teaching/ learning theories;

Highly Preferred 

  • Experience working in historically educationally underserved communities and communities of color 

  • Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience 

Additional Information


*In order to establish equitable salary practices; the compensation package is derived from the Regional KIPP Minnesota pay scale and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life, long-term disability and retirement benefits as well as an annual salary review and revision.

How to Apply 

We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply on-line here . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

KIPP:MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: KIPP:MN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all candidates and  employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on our business need, job requirements and required qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by ​​protected by federal, state or local laws. KIPP:MN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.”

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