Special Education Middle School Teacher (#260530)
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 Responsibilities: Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Middle School Special Education Teacher include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development and Instruction Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress Develop academically rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics and assessments Use data to inform instructional decisions Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs Demonstrate strong pedagogy ???Special Education Services Review general education teacher lesson plans and provide detailed feedback to enable them to make necessary accommodations and modifications based on student learning needs and standards Work with students with IEPs to set high goals that will compete with students who are applying to top high schools Review student 504 plans and IEPs and lead IEP meetings Oversees compliance of special education files Tracks discipline data to ensure that special education discipline procedures are implemented (Manifestation Determination meetings, continuity of SPED services, FAPE) Coordinates RTI procedures and implementation Assist principal in coordinating, managing, and administering state, MAP, and interim assessments with accommodations Monitor overall academic progress for students with IEPs Commitment to School and Classroom Culture Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville Help develop 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 Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members Growth Mindset Pursue challenging professional goals each year 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)