About KIPP Colorado:
KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life. We are a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools that educate students from ECE through 12th grade. We currently serve two communities within Denver; the Northeast and Southwest. Both communities serve students in elementary, middle and high school.
Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.
Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Instructional Planning and Delivery
Develop standards-based unit plans and daily lesson plans.
Design and deliver rigorous, backwards-planned lessons.
Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily objectives.
Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs.
Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals.
Assume personal responsibility for student achievement.
Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and department meetings.
School Culture Alignment
Believe deeply in the mission of KIPP Colorado Schools and that all children can learn.
Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.
Approach practice with a sense of urgency to maximize instructional time.
Establish and maintain high expectations for academic work and classroom behavior.
Establish and reinforce rules and consequences to maintain positive, focused classroom.
Meet professional obligations such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
Conduct periodic home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents.
Communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior.
Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours.
Participate in parent meetings, conferences, and periodic evening events.
Coordinate and lead overnight field lessons both in and out of state to extend student learning.
Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations.
Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems.
Assist with both student and staff recruitment.
Fulfill all state and federal guidelines to meet Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) criteria
Ability to work during after-school, evening, and weekend meetings and events at the school
Commitment to and experience with youth of various cultural and lower economic backgrounds (at least 2 years of teaching experience highly preferred)
Relentless focus on results and a commitment to teamwork
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will begin at $45,750 and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
Employee Assistance Program
Participation in PERA
Paid family or medical leave of absence
Paid time off
Relocation reimbursement (when applicable)
Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance
Voluntary long term disability insurance
Voluntary short term disability insurance
Optional Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
All staff members are issued a laptop computer and cell phone.
Numerous professional growth and leadership opportunities within KIPP Colorado Schools.
This position will begin for the 2021-22 School Year
KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.
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