Regional Director of Teacher Residency

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Immediate opening
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership

Company Description

About KIPP Nashville Public Schools 

KIPP Nashville Public Schools is a network of high-performing, free, open enrollment K-12 schools that has been committed to positively affecting student outcomes in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nationwide and supports students from Kindergarten through college, career and beyond. Through the KIPP Forward program, our team helps students identify their career of highest aspiration and develop the skills and confidence to chase their dreams.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school and we are excited to open our doors to a 2nd high school in 2023. Our student community consists of over 3,000 students in North, East and South Nashville. 94% of our students identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and 26% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education and the resources necessary to push past any boundaries that may stand in their way.

The mission of KIPP Nashville is to together with families and communities create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to be their best, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.

Job Description

Position Overview:

KIPP Nashville is committed to providing a college preparatory humanities education to all students. The Director of Teaching Residency plays a critical role in realizing this mission by driving the vision setting of the KIPP Teacher Residency program and will oversee the full range of training, development, certification, and matriculation of 20  or more teaching residents each school year. The Director of Teacher Residency also represents the residency program in all internal and external capacities and will work closely with KIPP Nashville school leaders, teachers, and residents. The Director of Teacher Residency will report directly to the Managing Director of Elementary Academics. 

Responsibilities of the Director of Teacher Residency will include, but are not limited to:

Set Vision and Lead Change for Updated Program (30%)

  • Oversee all program improvement and redesign efforts

  • Continually use data to measure program effectiveness

  • Evaluate existing program systems and structures through the lens of equity 

  • Restructure program including assignment, evaluation,  and other certification structures to achieve equitable outcomes; lead change management required for this shift

  • Lead partnerships with external evaluators and data analysts to assess program efficacy and equity


Program Management (40%)

  • Oversee all program elements of certification program for our growing cohort of teaching residents (currently 24 across 4 schools)

  • Cultivate cohort culture of growth and collaboration 

  • Provide oversight and feedback on yearlong training scope and sequence and weekly professional development sessions delivered to teaching residents; facilitate sessions throughout the year

  • Design and implement systems of ongoing support to ensure equitable outcomes for residents

  • Refine regular communication channels about resident progress

  • Evaluate and revise resident certification assignments to ensure purpose and clarity, in partnership (as appropriate) with graduate program partners

  • Collect and analyze program data including evaluation scores, assignment grades, and survey results to ensure equity and alignment; design follow-up and interventions to address data trends

  • Oversee regular school leader communication on resident updates, program and licensure status

  • Provide direct coaching as needed for residents

  • Provide direct coaching as needed for resident coaches (i.e. experienced teachers, Assistant Principals, etc.) 

  • Lead design and facilitation of professional development for teacher residents, mentors, and resident coaches

  • Support execution of summer onboarding events

Represent Program Internally and Externally (25%)

  • Serve as lead program contact for development, grant writing and external relations purposes

  • Interface with RELAY Graduate School and other agencies involved in teacher certification

  • Forge partnerships with external organizations to increase program impact

  • Represent the program on external panels and speaking engagements

Serve as Regional Licensure Expert (5%)

  • For all new and existing teammates at KIPP Nashville, serve as the internal expert and driver of ensuring compliance with state and federal teacher licensure requirements

  • Provide customer service to teammates pursuing licensure changes


Desired Experience

  • 3+ year(s) of experience as a classroom teacher with a proven record of high achievement AND

  • 2+ year(s) experience managing, developing and/or coaching teachers, including but limited to roles such as Assistant Principal, Principal, Dean of Instruction, Dean of Academics, Instructional Coach, Teacher Coach, etc.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree is a plus

  • A strong record of program leadership, design and execution

  • A strong record of leading effective professional development for teachers

  • An understanding of school building dynamics and a customer service oriented perspective

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook

Desired Characteristics

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community

  • Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families and staff

  • Demonstrates excitement in growing students into their highest selves

  • Passionate and committed to being a leader for racial justice and equity, and working in an organization committed to anti-racism

  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents; clear writer, facilitator and speaker and eagerness to collaborate

  • Demonstrate commitment to continue their professional development individually, eager to offer and respond positively to feedback

  • Ability to tackle multiple projects and initiatives at once with a strong sense of organization, prioritization, follow through and results orientation

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to meet the varied needs of students

  • Outstanding project management, organizational and event execution skills, and extraordinary attention to detail

Additional Information

Our comprehensive compensation package includes life insurance and long-term disability coverage provided by KIPP Nashville, voluntary medical and dental plans, in addition to retirement benefits and an annual salary increase. To establish equitable salary practices, the compensation package is derived from the regional KIPP Nashville Public Schools pay scale. This position is exempt and will follow a 12-month schedule.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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