Job ID: 231473575
We are looking for the most talented elementary school teachers in the nation to join the faculty of KIPP Legacy Preparatory School. We have positions open grades PK-4th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in learning more about our school and possibly joining our team, please read the provided information below and submit an application with your resume.
KIPP Legacy Prep is a public charter school that opened in August of 2010 in northeast Houston. We are a college-preparatory elementary school serving PreK 3 through fourth grade with a focus on providing rich academic, cultural, and character-building experiences to support our students' development and journey to college and beyond. At KIPP Legacy Prep, we are cultivating the global leaders of tomorrow by helping our students discover their talents, gifts, and role in life and in the world.
Our teachers plan for and provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.
Our teachers equip our students with the essential tools they need to learn and provide them with a safe, respectful learning environment.
Our teachers use data to drive instructional decisions, collaborate with other teachers to deliver quality instruction for all students on the grade level, engage in daily and weekly professional development to deepen content knowledge and build their repertoire of teaching strategies.
Our teachers build strong relationships with students and families in order to establish a strong and effective classroom culture.
Our teachers believe, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, that intelligence plus character is the true goal of education. They plan for and intentionally teach character and social skills to our students.
Education and Knowledge:
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
•Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and/or subject area of assignment, if applicable
•Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable
•Ability to establish rapport with families and children
•Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district
•Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families
•Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district
•Strong organizational and planning skills
•Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
•Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college
•Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Texas Public Schools
•Motivation to grow as an educational professional
•Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom
•Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
•Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
KIPP Legacy Preparatory School