21-22 Elementary Lead TeacherDallas, TX, USAFull-timeDepartment: TeacherGrade Level: ElementaryCompany DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 59 public charter schools educating over 31,100 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.Job DescriptionEvery member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas Public Schools plays a critical role in ensuring our students have the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career and beyond. Our educators are passionate advocates for their students and their families, working tirelessly to ensure that our students have access to opportunity. In our classrooms and across the KIPP family we embrace, honor and celebrate our differences across several characteristics that construct our unique identities in our little and big KIPPsters. We are especially committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences of our students because we believe the best work we do is grounded in the realities and experiences of our families and KIPPsters. As a Lead Teacher, you will deliver exceptional instruction and assess student growth. You are dedicated to constant learning and proactively provide academic and cultural support to your school and team.As a KIPP Texas Public Schools Teacher, your core responsibilities include:Instructional Delivery and Assessment:Develop year-long Texas State standards-based unit plans and lesson plans that meet all students’ learning needs.Use assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in order to promote all students’ academic performance.Embrace and incorporate feedback in the spirit of constant improvement.Academic and Cultural Support:Collaborate with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.Establish and maintain working relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.Participate in the daily functions of the school such as morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.Attend critical school events such as staff meetings, open houses, and parent-teacher conferences.Develop individualized learning plans for students and communicate these plans to families in parent meetings and conferences.Meet professional obligations including timeliness and consistency in meeting deadlines.QualificationsSkills and Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or universityValid Texas Teaching Certificate with required certification for subject and level assigned*Demonstrated knowledge of core subject area assignedSatisfactory outcome of a background check. Employees are responsible for a non-refundable fingerprinting fee (approximately $50.00).*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and on file with KIPP Texas before the end of the first year of employment. For more information about obtaining certification click here.Competencies:Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas mission, students, families, and communityStrong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communitiesStrong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and yearDesire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedbackWillingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas studentsAdditional InformationCompensation and Benefits:In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.