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Bilingual Elementary School Partner Teacher

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Job Description
This role is for the 2017-18 school year and will start 7/17/2017.

Please know that the annual salary for a Partner Teacher roles is $40K

If you have a particular grade level, subject area, or school preference, please note this in your Profile.

POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Partner Teachers will work closely with a mentor who will guide and support their development. The Partner Teacher’s time is divided between supporting lead teachers, lesson planning, whole group instruction, and small group instruction. These duties provide an excellent training for lead teaching positions that may become available as our schools continue to grow. Partner Teachers will share responsibility for the academic and character growth of students and will establish strong and trusting relationships with stakeholders.
 
All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Partner Teachers are responsible for providing academic instruction entirely in Spanish.
 
KIPP Austin teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:15 am to 4:45 pm (exact start and end times vary slightly by school), with most arriving before and staying after these hours. Though they face demanding schedules, all KIPP Austin teachers are strongly supported by dedicated leadership and staff.  KIPP Austin students have an extended school day and a brief mandatory summer session. This extra time allows KIPP Austin to develop innovative and highly effective instruction for all of our students.  At KIPP Austin, we value college starting from Kindergarten and keep it top of mind as students continue to grow as learners.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • -Work collaboratively with lead teacher to design, plan, and implement academically rigorous lessons
  • -Work with a team in a dual language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
  • -Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • -Support general education and special education students in achieving academic success and character growth
  • -Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • -Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • -Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
  • -Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
  • -May teach an “Excellence Class” such as physical education or technology
 
OUTCOMES:
  • -Increase student growth and achievement in both English and Spanish
  • -Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
  • -Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • -At least 1 year teaching experience or experience working with children in an educational setting (i.e. small group tutoring)
  • -A desire to become a Lead Teacher in a KIPP Austin dual language elementary school
  • -Highly fluent/near-native level Spanish fluency; this includes complete mastery of the vocabulary necessary to teach elementary content in Spanish
  • -Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • -Willingness to become highly qualified if transitioning to lead teacher role
  • -Willingness to become ELL compliant (if applicable)
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • -Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • -Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • -Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • -Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • -Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
 
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
  • -Competitive salaries
  • -Teacher Career pathway with expert teacher development and opportunities for career advancement
  • -Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage options with 79-95% of monthly medical premium costs (depending on the plan) paid by KIPP Austin
  • -100% KIPP-paid short-term disability
  • -Paid parental leave (amount paid based on tenure)
  • -On-campus dry cleaning pick-up
  • -Retail discounts
  • -Gold’s Gym individual and family plan discount

OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities

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As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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