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Bilingual Elementary School Teacher

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

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. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Austin.
All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Bilingual Lead Teachers provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, math, science, etc.) to two homerooms daily and provide instruction entirely in Spanish; their counterpart provides instruction in English.
KIPP Austin teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:00 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.
  • Collaborate with a team of teachers to create, implement and assess academically rigorous lessons
  • Work with a team in a dual language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
  • Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • 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 regular basis
  • 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
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching elementary school (preferred)
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, literacy, and language acquisition
  • Willingness to become Highly Qualified and ELL compliant, which can include obtaining ESL or Bilingual certification in Texas
  • Willingness to become ELL compliant (if applicable)
  • 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
  • -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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