Classroom Teacher - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: High School Literature Teacher
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Dec 08, 2019**
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
KIPP St. Louis is seeking a 9th-grade Literature teacher for the 2019-20 school year for the region’s first high school.
Apply on our KIPP Careers Website

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. 
About KIPP St. Louis High School
KIPP St. Louis High School is a college preparatory public high school modeled after the nationally acclaimed KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) school model known for its high expectations and focus on academic results. We believe in college graduation for all St. Louis children and teach a rigorous academic curriculum, rich with literacy and standards-aligned instruction. Our teachers possess a passion for instruction and an enthusiasm for feedback and development in the honing of their craft. This position is an opportunity to play a significant role in the founding years of an institution focused on academic achievement, character, and college-readiness.

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 high school teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:00am to 3:45pm (times may vary by day). 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…
  • Advise a small, single-sex group of students to success throughout their four years of high school
  • Create, revise and implement a rigorous curriculum aligned with state and national standards for college-readiness
  • Prepare students for ACT- aligned Interim Assessments by utilizing a provided pacing guide for College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) 
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Tutor during afterschool office hours
  • Create a positive and structured learning environment that fosters both outstanding academic achievement and personal character development  
  • Create a culture of high expectations in your classroom and throughout the school
  • Collaborate with school team in planning meetings, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Attend school activities and events such as, school dances, sporting events, Saturday School, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with students, families, and colleagues in a way that models KIPP’s values
  • Involve and enlist parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education

What you should have...
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong content knowledge highly preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of successful lead teaching experience in an underserved community (please note that if you do not have lead teaching experience, you should apply to the ‘KIPP St. Louis Fellow Teacher Program’ instead)
  • Valid Missouri Teacher Certification or willingness to become certified ASAP
  • A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis
  • Passion and enthusiasm for your given subject matter
  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn


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