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7/8th Grade Science Teacher at KNDMS ($3k signing bonus!)

About KIPP Colorado Public Schools

About KIPP: Together with families and communities, KIPP creates 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. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students. Who we are: KIPP Colorado Public Schools is a network of six free college-preparatory public charter schools open to all students. Our 350-person staff educates 2,600 students from ECE to 12th grade. At KIPP Colorado, we partner with our KIPPsters, educators, families and communities to ensure that we are all united around the goal of a choice-filled future for our KIPPsters.

Duties

Role Responsibilities and More About How You'll Spend Your Time in this Role Professional Responsibilities Believe deeply in the mission, values, and Race, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) commitments of KIPP Colorado Schools and that all children can and will learn Assume personal responsibility for student achievement Read, internalize, and adhere to the KIPP Colorado Policies and Procedures manual and guidelines Providing an active presence, strategic supervision, and intentional monitoring to ensure student safety and engagement in rigorous learning (regardless of my role and its proximity to students) Take ownership for the development of your craft (meet 1x/1-2 weeks with a manager, implement feedback, engage in active practice, etc.) Commit to being prepared. Such as; internalizing and preparing for lessons; preparing for O3s/coaching, preparing for meetings, coaching, PD, etc. Meet professional obligations including and not limited to meeting deadlines and honoring schedules Consistently leverage existing professional tools, including but not limited to Google Suite (google documents, etc.) and Microsoft Suite (including but not limited to your KIPP Colorado email, Teams chat / meetings, Teams phone, and Microsoft outlook) Maintain strong attendance each day and be on time to all responsibilities Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement

Qualifications

About the skills and qualifications you will bring to this role: Bachelor's degree (required) Spanish bilingual (preferred) Ability and willingness to fulfill all state and federal guidelines to meet Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) criteria (required) At least 2 years of teaching experience (highly preferred but not required) Ability to participate in specific, pre-planned and required events/activities as directed by the school, including but not limited to before or after-school, evening, and weekend meetings and events (required) A full understanding and Commitment to an Exceptional Student Experience (more about that HERE) (required) Commitment to and experience with youth of various cultural and economic backgrounds Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful and willing to do whatever it takes to help the school reach a level of academic excellence High level of detail orientation and sound excellent organizational skills Strong communication, feedback and facilitation skills Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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