Classroom Teacher - KIPP Philadelphia
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: 21-22 5th/6th Grade Creative Writing Teacher
Job Location: Philadelphia
Beginning: Jul 26, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Grades 4-8 with English/Language Arts/Reading Concentration
District: KIPP Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 267-212-2017
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Key Responsibilities
Classroom Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all children feel affirmed, valued and challenged every day
  • Create rigorous, engaging unit and daily lesson plans, leveraging provided curricula/resources
  • Infuse core values into daily lessons and every school practice, implementing school-wide student culture systems and positive classroom management strategies
  • Maintain a productive, organized, safe, neat and focused learning environment
  • Regularly analyze student work and academic data to adjust lessons, refine curricula and inform instructional practice
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
  • Maintain accurate student grades/records and strong lines of communication with families regarding students’ growth and progress
  • Model and implement all school policies within the classroom   
  • Serve as a role model for students
Professional Responsibilities
  • Take ownership for the development of your craft (meet 1x/1-2 weeks with an instructional coach, implement feedback, engage in active practice, etc.)
  • 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
  • Share candid, solutions-oriented feedback with peers and school leadership on a regular basis
  • Embody KPPS core values: Children First, Cultural Competence, Ownership, Community
  • Enroll in/complete a teacher certification program (if applicable)
School Responsibilities
  • Arrive at school by 7:30 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thurs, Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Professional Development
  • Attend designated school functions outside of school hours (Back to School Night, Report Card Conferences, Community Events, etc.) 
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of all school-wide events
  • Develop strong relationships with the families of students through home visits, participation in school events and phone calls home
  • Perform necessary support duties including (but not limited to) bus, lunch, and dismissal duties
  • Chaperone field lessons/field trips
  • Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. They will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible
Qualifications
  • Love and see the high potential of all children
  • Demonstrated ability to drive student growth and achievement and to create a warm, inclusive, rigorous learning environment
  • Passion for subject/content area and demonstrated commitment to professional learning
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a school team
  • 2+ years of full-time teaching experience (outside of substitute teaching) in an urban setting
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pennsylvania State certification Level I or II preferred. If uncertified, must be –
    • committed to working toward certification by enrolling in a PA-approved certification program within one year
    • able to submit transcripts upon hire (required for emergency permit application)
  • Complete all required criminal and child abuse background checks:
  • PA State Police Clearance
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • Cogent Federal Fingerprinting
  • ACT 168
Compensation
  • Teacher salaries at KPPS are competitive, equitable, and predictable.
  • Teachers enjoy a comprehensive, 100% employer-paid benefits package.
Uncertified teachers have access to $2,500 in tuition reimbursement to pursue certification

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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