Middle School Associate Teacher (#260528)
About KIPP Nashville KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in North and East Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is partnered with the acclaimed KIPP Network, which serves over 70,000 students nation-wide and sends low-income students to college at a rate 5x higher than that of their peers. KIPP Nashville currently operates 2 middle schools (KIPP Academy Nashville and KIPP Nashville College Prep), 1 high school (KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School), and 1 elementary school (KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School). Our alumni have achieved a 95% high school graduation rate and are supported to and through college by our KIPP Through College program. We are excited to expand our K-16 continuum by growing to 7 schools by 2020. The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in rigorous high schools and colleges and to become productive citizens in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPP teacher.
Position Overview: The Associate Teacher role provides aspiring and newer teachers with the classroom and school experience they need to become excellent Lead Teachers. Each Associate Teacher will receive close mentorship under a master Lead Teacher, will serve as a full staff member and thought partner in their respective school, and will own small-group instruction throughout the course of the year. Upon the completion of a successful year, Associate Teachers will have the opportunity to explore a Lead Teacher position at KIPP Nashville. Position Responsibilities: Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Middle School Associate Teacher include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum and Instruction In collaboration with your content team, plan and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum that assesses students’ progress Support the collection of data to inform instructional decisions Lead small-group instruction in partnership with Lead Teacher(s) Demonstrate passion for pedagogy Commitment to School and Classroom Culture Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville Help maintain school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff Develop positive rapport with students Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture Family Engagement Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents Growth Mindset Demonstrate commitment to professional growth as a teacher Pursue challenging professional goals Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)