Lead Teacher (K-11)
Must hold a certificate issued by Florida Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Professional Certificate, Temporary Certificate, Statement of Status of Eligibility.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Elementary Teacher, Title I, English, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts, Elementary, English, Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Social Science, Special Education, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Math (General), Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Band, Chorus/Vocal, Music (General), Health, Physical Education, Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Science (General), Space Science, Geography, History - US, History - World, Humanities, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Social Studies (General), Sociology, Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist, In-School Suspension, Paraprofessional/Teaching Aide, Paraprofessional/Teaching Aide (Special Education).
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th.
The certificate status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
KIPP KIPP Public Schools is a network of 280 public charter schools, 15,000 educators and 175,000 students and alumni. While each of our schools is as unique as the community to which it belongs, we are united around a shared promise: Together, A Future Without Limits. You can learn more at www.kipp.org.
WHY TEACH AT KIPP? At KIPP, we see the gifts in everyone who walks through the doors of our schools - especially our teachers. Their skill. Energy, Love. Their determination. On the good days and on the hard days. So we support our teachers to make the most of those gifts
The KIPP Difference
Respect - For our teachers’ innate talent and desire to learn, for their professional growth, and for the lives they lead beyond our walls. We offer pay and benefits that reflect our appreciation for the invaluable role our teachers play in lighting paths to opportunity for students
Support - As our teachers progress through the day, the year, and their careers, we ensure they always feel the KIPP Team and Family at their backs, with opportunities to lead and support to grow
Purpose - Together, our students, schools, families and communities share an ambitious mission to create a future without limits. We need talented teachers to realize it. Shape the future for your students and yourself by joining us in our work.
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. As an organization that serves a student population that is over 90% Black, we center and value the experiences and perspectives of students, families, staff of color and the surrounding community. We also work to dismantle white supremacy.
In the current school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region is comprised of four schools educating around 2,500 students, kindergarten through tenth grade in the North and West sides of Jacksonville, Florida:
KIPP Impact Academy: Kindergarten - 2nd grade, 6th - 8th grade
KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten - 7th grade
KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten - 8th grade
KIPP Bold City High School: 9th - 10th grade
For the 2023-24 school year, we will add 3rd grade at KIPP Impact Academy, 11th grade at KIPP Bold City High School and KIPP VOICE Academy will be a full K-8. Lots of growth means lots of hiring!
For the current school year, teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools work the following hours Monday through Friday and may have occasional meetings or special school events outside of these hours. Hours for teachers and students may vary slightly by school.
K-8 Staff: 7:30am - 4:30pm K-8 Students: 8:00am - 3:30pm, Wednesday K-8 dismissal is at 1:30pm
High School Staff: 6:45am - 3:45pm, High School Students: 7:15am - 2:30pm, Wednesday High School dismissal is at 12:30pm.
Every Wednesday is a student early release day, which allows teachers to participate in weekly professional development and content team meetings. *This doesn’t include Wellness Wednesdays when all staff leave at student dismissal.
To support these schools, we will employ more than 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 where you can also view all of our job postings.
KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools seeks lead teachers for our classrooms. Teachers are assigned one grade level and 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 their school leader.
OUR CURRENT MODEL
Kindergarten and first grade: some lead teachers in our kindergarten or first grade classrooms will work with a certified, novice teacher (fellow) in their classroom. In this co-teaching model, lead teachers share the responsibility and accountability of their classroom with the teaching fellow. Class size is approximately 26 students. The other classrooms in kindergarten and first grade feature a single certified teacher and typically have a paraprofessional for part of the school day. All kindergarten and first grade classrooms are self-contained and are responsible for at least English Language Arts and Math instruction.
Second grade: all lead teachers in second grade are self-contained and are responsible for at least English Language Arts and Math instruction. Second grade classrooms also have a paraprofessional for part of the day, Average class size is approximately 26 students.
Third and fourth grade: all lead teachers are departmentalized. A single lead teacher in each classroom is responsible for teaching specific subjects (e.g. only math). Class size is approximately 26 students. In this model, most teachers plan for one subject and teach lessons to multiple cohorts of students.
5th - 8th grade: There are four “home room” teachers on each grade level who are each responsible for teaching a core subject. (For example, there are four teachers on the 8th grade team; each staff member teaches every student on that grade level for their assigned subject.) Class size is typically about 25 students per class. Subjects on each grade level include English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
High School: The model for the high school will change over time as more grade levels are added and the model is subject to change. Students have a seven period bell schedule. Core content areas at the high school level include science, history, ELA, and math. High school lead teachers will likely have a homeroom class and teach several classes in their subject area. While this is a typical teaching load, some teaching loads may vary.