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Middle School Teacher (24/25)

@KIPP Colorado Public Schools
  • 80204 View on Map
  • Post Date : February 6, 2024
  • Apply Before : March 7, 2024

Job Detail

  • Job ID 45197
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Role Responsibilities and More About How You’ll Spend Your Time in this Role

Instructional Planning and Delivery

  • Develop standards-based instructional plans, including but not limited to unit plans, scope and sequences, week at a glance, and daily lesson plans.
  • Plan rigorous lessons, in alignment with schoolwide planning deadlines, and engage in lesson internalization practices to deliver high quality instruction
  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily objectives.
  • Grade student material and provide students with feedback and support.
  • Use adopted high quality instructional materials and curriculum with fidelity, including using data to inform cycles of reteach and reassessment, and in alignment with the academic vision of the school.
  • Use data to drive instruction, including analyzing student data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs, providing students feedback and setting and monitoring progress towards goals.
  • Implement all students’ IEPs, 504 Plans, ALPs, BIPs, and MTSS-aligned interventions with consistency and fidelity, including providing accommodations, modifications, and progress monitoring as outlined in student plans.

School Culture Alignment

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.
  • Approach practice with a sense of urgency to maximize instructional time.
  • Establish and maintain high expectations for academic work and classroom behavior.
  • Establish and reinforce rules and consequences to maintain a positive, focused classroom.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Providing an active presence, strategic supervision, and intentional monitoring to ensure student safety and engagement in rigorous learning.
  • Complete all specialized certification requirements to maintain compliance, including but not limited to
  • Multilingual Education (MLE)coursework, CDE literacy modules, ECE professional licensure, ESSA highly qualified status.
  • Partner with the Assistant Principal of Special Services and Special Education Teachers to ensure proper implementation of 504s, BIPs, IEPs, safety plans, accommodations, modification, and language support for students.
  • Enforce positive behavior systems and monitor behavior data
  • Attend designated school functions outside of school hours (Back to School Night, Report Card Conferences, Community Events, etc.)
  • Perform necessary support duties including (but not limited to) bus, lunch, and dismissal duties, chaperone field trips. Participate in parent meetings, conferences, and periodic evening events.
  • Develop strong relationships with the families of students through home visits, participation in school events and phone calls home
  • Communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior.
  • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records, grade books, and data tracking systems.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Believe deeply in the mission, values, and Race, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) commitments of KIPP Colorado Schools and that all children can and will learn.
  • Providing an active presence, strategic supervision, and intentional monitoring to ensure student safety and engagement in rigorous learning (regardless of my role and its proximity to students)
  • Take ownership for the development of your craft (meet 1x/1-2 weeks with a manager, implement feedback, engage in active practice, etc.)
  • Meet professional obligations including and not limited to meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Reflect on professional practices to meet individual professional development goals.
  • Assume personal responsibility for student achievement.
  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and department meetings.
  • Actively engage in all school-wide professional development.
  • Serve as a positive, contributing member of a grade team, collaborating with colleagues to tackle common challenges and implement grade-wide initiatives.
  • Share candid, solutions-oriented feedback with peers and leadership on a regular basis.
  • Maintain strong attendance each day and be on time to all responsibilities
  • Assist with both student and staff recruitment.
  • Other duties as assigned

Teacher Role Level Specifics, Scope of Work, and Level of Responsibility For more about how you’ll lead at the Teacher level, please visit the KIPP Colorado Role Levels Matrix (this is an internal document, only).

About Your Skills and Qualifications at the Teacher Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Spanish bilingual (preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to fulfill all state and federal guidelines to meet Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) criteria (required)
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience (highly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to participate in specific, pre-planned and required events/activities as directed by the school, including but not limited to before or after-school, evening, and weekend meetings and events (required)
  • A full understanding and Commitment to an Exceptional Student Experience (more about that HERE) (required)
  • Commitment to and experience with youth of various cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork.
  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work.
  • Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful and willing to do whatever it takes to help the school reach a level of academic excellence.
  • High level of detail orientation and sound excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, feedback and facilitation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communicator with a professional demeanor, strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with the creativity and versatility to work productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple deadlines and tasks with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with stakeholders across functional and organizational lines.
  • Passionate commitment to KIPP Colorado mission, RIDE commitments, values and a commitment to excellence.

Compensation and Benefits:

Staff retention and satisfaction is imperative for KIPP Colorado. We seek to provide competitive compensation and benefits including the following:

  • Competitive Market Salary: The salary range for this role begins at $59,000 (with the scale going to $100,498 with no cap on how much experience you can bring in)
    • Please submit a comprehensive resume to assure all your experience is accounted for! (Tip: We don’t care if your resume is more than one page, we are eager to see and compensate you for all of your experience and accomplishments.)
  • Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by KIPP Colorado and options for family enrollment and coverage, through United Healthcare.
  • All the Info: For more information, you can view our benefits FAQ here.

KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

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