2023-24 Elementary Related Arts Teacher
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: Elementary
- Subject: Specials and Electives
- Start Date: Next year opening
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.
Responsibilities of the Elementary Related Arts Teacher will include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students
Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies and programming
Use data to inform instructional decisions
Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
Develop positive rapport with students
Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
Make oneself available to students, parents and other staff members
Pursue challenging professional goals each year
Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
Valid Tennessee teaching license OR clear pathway to state certification (Required)
Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities
Pass Criminal Background Check
At least two years of teaching experience (Preferred)
Experience and demonstrated success teaching students from educationally under-resourced communities (Highly Preferred)
Experience teaching or supporting diverse learners (Preferred)
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families and staff
Passionate and committed to being a leader for racial justice and equity, and teaching in a school committed to anti-racism
Eagerness to collaborate and problem-solve with a variety of stakeholders
Demonstrate commitment to continue their professional development individually
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to meet the varied needs of students
Passionate about data-driven instruction
Demonstrates excitement in growing students into their highest selves
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. Salary will begin at $53,990 for first year teachers with a conferred Bachelor’s degree and $59,505 for first year teachers with a conferred advanced degree. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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 10-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.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.