Reports to: School Leader or Designee
The mission of KIPP San Antonio is to enable students from underserved communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to graduate from college, lead in their communities, and command their future.
KIPP San Antonio is a growing network of schools:
KIPP Aspire Academy (5-8), founded in 2003,
KIPP University Prep (9-12), 2009,
KIPP Camino Academy (5-8), 2010,
KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy (K-3), 2012,
KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy (K-1), 2014,
and KIPP Poder Middle School (5), 2015.
Building on the success of our local KIPP schools as well as the KIPP national network of schools, we are currently embarking on an aggressive growth plan that will include dual language elementary schools and a five-fold increase in the number of students we serve. We are committed to providing our students with a top quality education, making no excuses regarding background or previous educational experience, and recognizing that there are no shortcuts to success! To find out why great teachers join KIPP San Antonio Public schools, visit our website at kippsa.org.
•Over the year, the Teaching Fellow’s primary responsibility is to assist the Lead Teacher in the planning and execution of lesson plans, and supporting students’ development and growth
•Assists the Lead Teacher in developing yearlong scaffolded, standards-based unit plans and lesson plans.
•Apply the 5-step lesson cycle in order to design effective and rigorous lesson plans with specific, measurable, and standards-based aims (or objectives)
•Differentiates plans for individual students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged.
•With guidance from the Lead Teacher, designs formative and summative assessments that are aligned with daily “Aims” or objectives.
•Uses assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in order to target areas for improvement.
•Other duties as assigned by the Lead Teacher.
•Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.
•Conducts home visits to nurture strong relationships with students and parents.
•Communicates high expectations for behavior by teaching, practicing, and reinforcing rules, expectations, and consequences so that students are focused on working hard and being nice.
•Approaches practice with a sense of urgency maximizing every minute.
•Proactively communicates with families about academic progress and behavior goals, with attention to social development.
•Maintains accurate and up-to-date records.
•Collaborates with Lead Teacher, Content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
•Consistently reflects on instructional practices through formal and informal methods, and works relentlessly to meet individual professional development goals.
•Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
•Assumes responsibility for student achievement.
•Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.
•Actively participates in professional development, faculty meetings before or after school, as well as grade level, department, and trip meetings.
ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL SUPPORT
•Coordinates and leads field lessons both in and out of state to extend student learning.
•Assists with both student and staff recruitment.
•Support, engage and/or maintains quality in a student club, extracurricular activities or organizations.
•Be available by school provided cell phone for homework help and emergencies outside of regular school hours.
•Participate in the daily functioning of the school – morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.
•Participates actively in developing individualized learning plans for students, parent meetings and conferences.
Must love children and believe ALL children can succeed
The candidate must pass a background check prior to hiring.
At least two years of work experience with students
Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.
Two years of work experience with students preferred.
Minimum 60 college hours is ideal.
Experience will be taken into consideration.
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written in English and Spanish), interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, some heavy lifting. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
Please go to www.kippsa.org and click on the JOIN THE TEAM tab.
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.
Kipp San Antonio