Must hold a certificate issued by any agency.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Elementary Teacher, Title I, Gifted & Talented.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.
The certificate status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
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ABOUT KIPP KIPP Public Schools is a network of 270 public charter schools with nearly 10,000 educators and more than 160,000 students and alumni. You can learn more at www.kipp.org.
ABOUT KIPP JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is part of the KIPP national network. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
High quality teaching in our classrooms is not only about getting great academic results; it must also be about encouraging and equipping our students to use their voices to call out injustice and to build a more just world. We are more committed than ever to making sure ALL decisions that affect students at KIPP Jacksonville are filtered through a lens of equity and racial justice.
In the 2022-23 school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region will be comprised of four schools educating 2,000+ students, kindergarten through tenth grade, in the North and Westsides of Jacksonville, Florida:
KIPP Impact Academy: Kindergarten - 2nd, 6th – 8th grade KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten – 7th grade KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten – 8th grade KIPP Bold City High School: 9th - 10th grade
To support these schools, we will employ approximately almost 300 full-time staff members. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please visit www.kippjax.org/teach. To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board.
JOB OVERVIEW KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools seeks two Lead Teachers for Gifted education that will work with students across all four KIPP Jacksonville schools. One regional Gifted teacher will focus on K-5 and the other will focus on grades 6-12. The two teachers will provide pull-out services for students that qualify for Gifted education programming and help support Gifted testing for students that may qualify for programming. The lead teachers for Gifted will be responsible for delivering effective and rigorous instruction that is differentiated for students’ specific learning needs.
The Gifted teachers will report to the Manager for Student Support Services. The two Gifted teachers will work typical lead teacher hours for their given schools that they support. Ideal candidates are familiar with and have experience with Gifted education and are excellent at codifying systems as they go since our in-region program will be brand new.
This is a full-time position that works closely in our existing special education department. All teachers are responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with their team, building relationships with families, and other duties as assigned. Full teacher responsibilities are ultimately outlined by a manager and school leader.
For the 2022-23 school year, teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools will work from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. if working with K-8 students and/or 6:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with high school students, Monday through Friday and may have occasional meetings or special school events outside of these hours. Every Wednesday is a student early release day (1:30 p.m.), which allows teachers to participate in weekly professional development.
KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools aims to expand our support of students and families with grant funding. The Lead Teachers, Gifted positions will be temporary in that the roles are 100% grant funded by the ESSER II or III allocation. While it is possible funding for this position may be allocated in future years, it is now only funded by this specific grant through June 30, 2024.
SPECIFIC DUTIES -Write Gifted Educational Plans and hold meetings as required by federal law. -Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, aligned with the school’s curriculum in literacy, -math, science, and social studies and that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students -Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students -Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved -Implement, by instruction and action, the region’s philosophy of education, curriculum, and instructional goals and objectives -Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards -Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations