KIPP Austin’s High School Deadline is coming up on Sunday, October 29th! We encourage you to apply prior to this date, as we process applications on a rolling basis; the sooner you apply, the sooner you will know your final status for the 2018-19 school year. We look forward to learning more about you!
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all special education students receive comprehensive, compassionate and equitable services in order to achieve breakthrough academic achievement and character development. The Special Education Teacher will serve as an intervention specialist to assist teachers in helping every child meet grade level goals and will oversee the program and systems for all students who receive special education services. All KIPP Austin staff has a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities.
Founded in 2008, KIPP Austin Collegiate (KAC) high school is a college preparatory school located in North Austin. KAC's academic program is designed to support the goal and expectation that 100% of our scholars will enroll in and graduate from college. With a focus on rigor, we work to ensure that every student in every classroom is engaged in rigorous college preparatory content every day. KIPP Austin Collegiate boasts a 100% high school graduation rate, and 100% of our most recent graduating class, the Class of 2015, was accepted into college.
Founded in 2016, KIPP Austin Brave (KAB) high school opened in 2016 with a class of 220 ninth grade students and has expanded to a 10th grade for 2017-18. We will be hiring for the 11th grade class! Fully grown, the school will serve 750+ students. KAB focuses on providing students with a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum as well as opportunities to explore their passions, take risks and grow as people.
At least 2 years of experience working as a special education teacher in an urban school (preferred)
Experience with and strong knowledge of local and national special education laws and mandates
An active, valid Texas Standard Special Education certification or Probationary Special Education certification (required)
Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
Increase student growth and achievement
Meet desired goals/benchmarks on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values
Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
Lead professional development for grade level teams and the school
Plan and teach small groups in the general/special education setting
Preteach math/science content in small group Study Skills Class (for KIPP Austin Collegiate only)
Develop, coordinate and track individual student plans for all special services
Provide direct student support through small group instruction and inclusion in the general education classroom
Collaborate with teachers so that they provide instructional support that leads to dramatic academic gains for students
Manage additional resources and support (OT/PT, etc.), where necessary
Monitor and lead all IEP processes; serve as lead communicator with teachers and principal
Coordinate dissemination of information on student needs to principal and teachers
Maintain all documentation and records for individual students; ensure confidentiality in reporting
Monitor for compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring consistent, fail-safe and quality documentation; provide comprehensive, work with staff to provide holistic reporting of student performance data to principal; serve as lead contact for authorized visits
Advise teachers and principal on accommodation processes for state and school-wide assessments
Accommodate and/or modify a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
Some teachers may manage and support other Special Education teachers and/or Paraprofessionals on the Special Education team
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
Competitive salaries and bonus program
Teacher Career pathway with expert teacher development and opportunities for career advancement
Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage options with 79-95% of monthly medical premium costs (depending on the plan) paid by KIPP Austin
100% KIPP-paid short-term disability
Paid parental leave (amount paid based on tenure)
On-campus dry cleaning pick-up
Gold’s Gym individual and family plan discount
OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities.
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To apply, please visit http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009cAUI
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
KIPP Austin Public Schools is a network of free, public, open-enrollment schools for low-income and traditionally underserved students in East Austin, Texas. Since 2002, KIPP Austin Public Schools has empowered students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four-year colleges and universities, giving the...m the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. The students we target and serve are overwhelmingly low-income and come from traditionally underserved ethnic populations in Austin, Texas. To meet the need of Austin’s large and growing population of underserved students for high-quality college-preparatory education, KIPP Austin Public Schools will expand its network to include ten schools that serve students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our growth plan calls for phased development of two pods of five schools each—two elementary (K through 4), two middle (5-8) and one high school (9-12); each school will be founded with its base grade, and grow by an additional grade each year. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin Public Schools will serve over 5,000 students.
As one of the locally run KIPP regions, we at KIPP Austin Public Schools take a "No Shortcuts, No Excuses" approach to all we do, and combine that with high expectations and a desire for excellence. We look for the same from like-minded job applicants.
Schools in the KIPP Austin Public Schools network:
• KIPP Austin College Prep middle school (5-8); established 2002
• KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (9, 10); established 2008
• KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters middle school (5); established 2009
• KIPP Austin Comunidad elementary school (opening with Kindergarten in July, 2010)