Classroom Teacher - KIPP Philadelphia
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: 22-23 Founding K & 1 Teachers $3K Signing Bonus
Job Location: KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary K-6
District: KIPP Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 267-212-2017
Job Description:
We are seeking talented, committed, culturally competent 22-23 Founding Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teachers who want to be part of building a school from the ground up. APPLY HERE KIPP Philadelphia Octavius Catto Elementary will open in August of 2022. All candidates who apply by April 8th will hear from us no later than April 27th.

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 (in most cases)
  • 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 practices
  • 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 8:00 a.m. and stay until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 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 & Credentials
  • 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 strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pennsylvania State certification Level I or II strongly preferred. If uncertified, must be –
    • committed to working toward certification by enrolling in a PA-approved certification program within one year of hire
    • 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
  • Teacher salaries at KPPS are competitive, equitable, and transparent. To maintain equity, teacher salaries are determined by a combination of years of teaching experience and certification status. All candidates are welcome to ask their recruiter how their experience and credentials will translate to their salary.
  • All full-time team members at KPPS enjoy a comprehensive health benefits package (including vision and dental, a telehealth option, and flexible spending accounts) for themselves and their families as well as a 403B matching program for retirement savings.
  • Uncertified teachers have access to $2500 in tuition reimbursement to pursue certification at a Pennsylvania-approved certification program.

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