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High School Assistant Principal

KIPP Austin Public Schools
Job Description
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. The Assistant Principal (AP) supports teachers by implementing a professional development program, coaching instructional staff members in their practice, serving as a model of a strong teacher, and developing systems to ensure the school culture consistently reflects the values and goals of all KIPP Austin Public Schools. In addition, the AP will work collaboratively with the Principal and Assistant Principal to make strong instruction and cultural decisions impacting students and the overall KIPP Austin Public School community.

Founded in 2008, KIPP Austin Collegiate (KAC) high school is a college preparatory school located in East Austin. KAC's academic program is designed to support the goal and expectation that 100% of our scholars will enroll in and graduate from college. With a focus on rigor, we work to ensure that every student in every classroom is engaged in rigorous college preparatory content every day. KIPP Austin Collegiate boasts a 100% high school graduation rate, and 100% of our most recent graduating class, the Class of 2015, was accepted into college.

KAC was recently recognized by US News & World Report as being ranked #62 of the best high schools in the country (out of 21,000 schools) and #10 in the state of Texas! See the full rankings here:

  • At least 3-5 years of teaching experience (required)
  • Evidence of achieving significant academic gains, primarily with historically underachieving students (required)
  • Significant success with interdisciplinary curriculum development, pedagogy and alignment
  • Solid experience in analyzing student data
  • Experience leading adults in the development of curricula
  • Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback and setting professional development plans
  • High level of detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication, feedback, and facilitation skills
  • Experience and a style that best compliments the current strengths of the leadership team
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 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
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Advise, support, and mentor individual teachers to improve instruction through:
    • Consistently observing classroom instruction and providing meaningful feedback.
    • Facilitating one-on-one curriculum planning and evaluation meetings.
    • Promoting continuous and frequent assessment as a means for evaluating student achievement.
  • Lead staff members to achieve high performance through goal setting, providing feedback, and evaluation.
  • Assist with administration of school-wide assessments including MAP, STAAR, TELPAS, et al.
  • Guide the character development of students by serving as a mentor and advisor to individual students.
  • Evaluate grade level performance data to improve school-wide instructional practices.
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide culture of achievement that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families.
  • Work collaboratively with the Principal and Assistant Principal to make instructional and cultural decisions for the school.
  • Support gap needs in programming, as warranted, in order to meet the most urgent needs of the school; this may include teaching full grade level or content classes.
  • Serve as the school liaison for outside services including Explore Austin, UT Plan II Program, Comerica Bank, et al.
  • Coordinate and lead Family Nights for students, teachers, and families.
  • Develop and manage grade level academic programming, including, but not limited to quarterly report card processing, academic goal setting, and the Linguistic Proficiency and Assessment Committee.

  • -Competitive salaries and bonus program
  • -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
  • -Weekly on-campus yoga classes

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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