Classroom Teacher - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Physical Education
Job Title: Long Term Substitute (Physical Education)
Job Location: KIPP Victory Academy Elementary School
Beginning: Nov 04, 2019
Deadline: Nov 03, 2019**
Certificate: Substitute Certificate (Certificate to Substitute Teach)
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
We are seeking a Physical Education Long Term Substitute for a November start date. 
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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. 

KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will serve nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network is comprised of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school:
  • KIPP Inspire Academy, founded in 2009
  • KIPP Victory Academy, founded in 2014
  • KIPP Triumph Academy, founded in 2015
  • KIPP Wisdom Academy, founded in 2015
  • KIPP St. Louis High School, founded in 2017
  • KIPP Wonder Academy, to be founded in 2019
Position Overview
Every day, it is great people at KIPP that prove the possible. KIPP St. Louis Long-Term Substitute provide instructional coverage for a teacher who is absent for an extended period of time.  The long-term substitute will work the regular hours of the absent classroom teacher during his/her absence.

KIPP St. Louis teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:45am to 4:00pm (times may vary slightly by school). Though they face demanding schedules, KIPP St. Louis teachers are strongly supported by experienced and dedicated leadership and staff. 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.
  • Teach a physical education curriculum that is aligned to state standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grade-level standards, benchmarks, and curriculum as well as proficiency in lesson planning
  • Use data daily and weekly to drive instructional practices and provide students with feedback on their progress; regularly grade student work
  • Enforce and uphold school’s values, policies, and culture
  • Engage in frequent and open collaboration and communication with colleagues around lesson planning, instructional observations, and student data
  • Seek out and respond to coaching to increase capacity to run an effective classroom that promotes high levels of student achievement
  • Communicate regularly with families about the progress of students and remain available to students and families in the evening
  • Build strong relationships and positive rapport with students, families and colleagues
  • Actively participate in weekly staff development activities and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the school leadership team
  • 60+ college credits with Substitute certification
  • Experience in an underserved community (preferred)
  • Background in physical education or a sports-related field
  • A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis
  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn
Physical Demands/Mental Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequently positions self to interact with students inside and outside of the classroom
  • Must be able to observe students inside the classroom and school building, as well as outside
  • Daily operation of a computer and classroom equipment
  • Occasional moderate lifting
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Interprets policy, procedures and data
  • Occasionally endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety
Compensation: $100/day for 60+ college credits and Missouri Substitute Certification, $125/day for bachelor’s degree and Missouri Substitute Certification or teaching certification. This position does not include benefits.

Long Term Substitutes are hired for the 2019-2020 school year and are utilized on an "as needed" basis. This particular role will teach physical education from November- Mid-January. (dates and duration are subject to change).

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