Elementary Special Education Teacher 22-23 - $2500 Hiring Bonus

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Immediate opening
  • Department: Teacher

Company Description

Organization Overview

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 Special Education teachers for our current 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)

Hiring Bonus : $2500

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.


 As an Elementary School Special Education Teacher you are a member of the KIPP Minnesota Instructional Team and will directly lead instruction with students. Special Education Teachers co-teach alongside a general education teacher in an inclusion classroom setting to support all students and lead small group instructional spaces.  They will plan and execute high-quality daily lessons that lead to high levels of student achievement in addition to building and supporting a school-wide culture of excellence. 


  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus

  • Create and teach challenging and engaging lessons aligned to state standards

  • Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping

  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents

  • Create a classroom environment that is warm and demanding and expects 100% of students to meet expectations

  • Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a professional personal appearance

  • Work to ensure that all IEPs and student needs are met both within and outside of the classroom

  • Manage a student caseload 

  • Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned and attend all staff meetings

  • With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction

  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Minnesota




  • Special Education Licensure required for working with students in Federal Setting 1-3.

  • Ability to design and implement specially designed instruction tailored to meet the unique needs of students requiring special education services.

  • Experience and willingness to work on general education teams and provide collaborative special education services with general education teachers is required.

  • Ability to collaborate with paraprofessionals and to effectively direct the work delegated to them.

  • Interest in and ability to relate well to elementary and middle school students.

  • Experience with evaluation and eligibility determination for special education services preferred.

Highly Preferred 

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

  • Multiple licensure

  • ASD or ABS licensure

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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