Classroom Teacher - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: High School Special Education Teacher
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Oct 12, 2019**
Certificate: Speech
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
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About KIPP St. Louis
KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond. 
Position Overview
We are looking for rockstar educators who will bring a “whatever it takes” attitude to helping students succeed. KIPP St. Louis teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas, producing unmatched academic results and student growth. KIPP St. Louis gives its students an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and in life. The KIPP St. Louis community holds itself to high standards, cognizant that success can be achieved by all, regardless of challenging circumstances, through teamwork, tenacity and focused dedication. 

KIPP St. Louis teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from roughly 7:00am to 4:15pm. Many KIPP St. Louis teachers take on additional roles within the school, including working as content and grade level chairs. Though they face demanding schedules, KIPP St. Louis teachers are strongly supported by experienced and dedicated leadership and staff. KIPP St. Louis students have an extended school day and school year. This extra time allows KIPP St. Louis to develop innovative and highly effective instruction for all of our students. At KIPP St. Louis, we value college starting from kindergarten to keep it top of mind as they continue to grow as scholars. 

Position type: Full time, exempt

What you will do…
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
  • Plan and teach small groups during guided reading
  • Develop, coordinate and track individual student plans for all special services
  • Provide direct student support through small group instruction and inclusion in the general education classroom
  • Collaborate with teachers so that they provide instructional support that leads to dramatic academic gains for students; solicit and manage additional resources and support (OT/PT, etc.), where necessary
  • Monitor and lead all IEP evaluation and processes; serve as lead communicator with teachers and principal
  • Coordinate dissemination of information on student needs to principal and teachers
  • Maintain all documentation and records for individual students; ensure confidentiality in reporting
  • Monitor for compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring consistent, fail-safe and quality documentation; provide comprehensive, work with staff to provide holistic reporting of student performance data to principal; serve as lead contact for authorized visits
  • Advise teachers and principal on modification processes for state and school-wide assessments
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the school leadership team
What you should have...
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of successful lead teaching experience in an underserved community (preferred)
  • Valid Missouri Teacher Certification or willingness to become certified ASAP
  • A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis
  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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