2023-24 Special Education Teacher

KIPP Indy Unite Elementary

Company Description

KIPP — the largest nonprofit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools in the nation—has demonstrated, at scale, that all children have the potential to excel academically regardless of race or zip code. KIPP currently serves over 120,000 students in 270 schools across the country, including Indianapolis. KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) was founded in 2004 with one class of fifth grade students and has grown to serve 1,300 students across three schools. Of the students that attend KIPP Indy, 93% qualify for free and reduced lunch, 95% are African American or LatinX, 12% receive special education services, and 8% are designated as Emerging Bilinguals. As we continue to grow, our mission remains the same: to create joyful, academically excellent schools in which teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal of preparing students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond— so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

Job Description

The Special Education Teacher will play an essential role in ensuring all of our students have the support they need to be successful. Working with one grade level, the Special Education Teacher will deliver both small group and one-on-one academic and behavioral intervention.

Teachers at KIPP Indy are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their classroom that produces strong results and student understanding. Teachers will use data to inform their instruction and do whatever it takes for all students to learn. Teachers at KIPP Indy are committed to leading and teaching through an anti-racist lens, will work to make their classrooms safe, joyful environments, and build relationships with their students to ensure every student can be successful.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver both push-in and pull-out academic interventions in small groups
  • Deliver behavior and socio-emotional interventions and help to identify coping mechanisms and strategies
  • Develop relationships with all students and families on your grade level
  • Collaborate and support teachers with your grade level around de-escalation, student calm-down, and reflection strategies
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Student Services to lead intervention meetings with your grade and to manage the RTI process with your grade
  • Hold high expectations for each students
  • Possess a strong knowledge of content areas
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Create and foster a positive learning environment
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
  • Be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and other events involving parents
  • Assist in the development of curriculum, standards, and lesson planning
  • Serve on school committees as needed

STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibit positive rapport with students, families, and staff
  • Internalize lesson plans to execute at a high level
  • Use assessment data to inform planning and modify lesson plans to meet the needs of students
  • Maintain a safe and organized classroom
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all families and staff
  • Participate in weekly content professional development meetings outside of school hours
  • Serve on school committees as needed
  • Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond for students, staff, and families
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including two weeks during the summer, weekly school-wide meetings, and ongoing racial equity training
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with all staff
  • Uphold the code of conduct and all school policies
  • Be available for open houses, family conferences, and other events involving parents and families

COMPETENCIES

  • Believes deeply that all students can learn and deserve a high-quality education
  • Perseveres through challenges and is adaptable to change
  • Understands their own strengths and weaknesses and shows initiative in seeking ways to always improve
  • Develops strong relationships
  • Communicates across lines of differences and proactively creates inclusive environments
  • Plans carefully to meet both short- and long-term goals and holds themselves accountable for meeting goals
  • Uses data to solve problems

Qualifications

  • Valid Indiana Teaching License or seeking reciprocation (Required)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • Pass a criminal background check (Required)
  • Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)
  • At least two years of teaching experience in an urban public elementary school (Preferred)
  • Experience in analyzing student data and using data to inform instruction (Preferred)
  • Possess a strong knowledge of content area (Preferred)

Additional Information

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. Teachers are also eligible for performance-based bonuses.

KIPP Indy Unite Elementary is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher, Special Education
Job Subjects
Elementary, Special Education