About KIPP Nashville Public Schools
KIPP Nashville Public Schools is a network of high-performing, free, open enrollment K-12 schools that has been committed to positively affecting student outcomes in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nationwide and supports students from Kindergarten through college, career and beyond. Through the KIPP Forward program, our team helps students identify their career of highest aspiration and develop the skills and confidence to chase their dreams.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school and we are excited to open our doors to a 2nd high school in 2023. Our student community consists of over 3,000 students in North, East and South Nashville. 94% of our students identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and 26% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education and the resources necessary to push past any boundaries that may stand in their way.
The mission of KIPP Nashville is to, together with families and communities, create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose – college, career and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to be their best, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.
Responsibilities of a KIPP Nashville Special Education Teacher include, but are not limited to:
- Special Education Coordination
- Ensure compliance with federal, state and district Special Education regulations
- Adhere to processes for entering and exiting students into services
- Design and, with the support of necessary school staff, execute RTI process for behavior and academics
- Administer relevant assessments
- Oversee the development, revision and execution of student IEPs and 504 Plans
- Lead IEP and 504 Plan meetings
- Special Education Partnership
- Meet with general education teachers to review IEPs, answer questions, provide strategies and supports, as needed
- Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students
- Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies, programming, and IEPs
- Use data to inform instructional decisions
- Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
- Demonstrate strong pedagogy
- Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
- Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
- Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
- Develop positive rapport with students
- Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
- Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
- Family Engagement
- Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
- Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
- Make oneself available to students, parents and other staff members
- Growth Mindset
- Pursue challenging professional goals each year
- Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
- Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
- Valid Tennessee teaching license in Special Education/Interventionist OR clear pathway to state certification (Required)
- Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities
- Bachelor’s degree
- Pass Criminal Background Check
- At least two years of teaching experience (Preferred)
- Experience and demonstrated success teaching students from educationally under-resourced communities (Highly Preferred)
- Experience teaching or supporting diverse learners (Preferred)
- Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
- Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families and staff
- Passionate and committed to being a leader for racial justice and equity, and teaching in a school committed to anti-racism
- Eagerness to collaborate and problem-solve with a variety of stakeholders
- Demonstrate commitment to continue their professional development individually
- Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, and willing to go above and beyond to meet the varied needs of students
- Passionate about data-driven instruction
- Demonstrates excitement in growing students into their highest selves
Our comprehensive compensation package includes life insurance and long-term disability coverage provided by KIPP Nashville, voluntary medical and dental plans, in addition to retirement benefits and an annual salary increase. Salary will begin at $50,898 for first year teachers with a conferred Bachelor’s degree and $56,078 for first year teachers with a conferred advanced degree. Salary is commensurate with experience. To establish equitable salary practices, the compensation package is derived from the regional KIPP Nashville Public Schools pay scale. This position is exempt and will follow a 11-month schedule.
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KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.