Teach at KIPP DC

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We are looking for highly dedicated educators who will bring a “whatever it takes” attitude to helping our students succeed. KIPP DC teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, and rigorous instruction in their content areas, producing unmatched academic results and student growth. KIPP DC gives its students an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and in life. The KIPP DC community holds itself to high standards, cognizant that success can be achieved by all, regardless of challenging circumstances, through team work, tenacity, and focused dedication.

What makes teaching at KIPP DC unique?

More Time

KIPP DC believes in more time for teachers and students. Each day, teachers have at least two hours of planning time built into their schedules. For our students, the extended school day means more time to catch up on core subjects and opportunities to explore extracurricular activities.

Innovative Classrooms

At KIPP DC, teachers are given both the freedom to create their own curriculum and the tools and data needed to ensure that students are making progress each day. With SMART Boards, laptops, and iPads in each classroom, our teachers and students have access to the latest in learning technology and software.


Imagine working at a school where the teacher across the hall is an expert in his or her subject and you plan together every single week. KIPP DC schools encourage team planning and build time into the schedule for teachers to observe each other, reflect, share great ideas, and get inspiration.

Constant Growth

Just like our students, KIPP DC expects its teachers to grow each day. With regular observation and feedback cycles, our teachers and school leaders meet each week to review lesson plans, celebrate successes, and plan next steps to ensure that our teachers continue to grow year after year.

Team and Family

At KIPP DC, our teachers are “on the same page”. They hold high expectations for students, both academically and behaviorally. By making no excuses and taking no shortcuts, KIPP DC schools are successful because the adults in the building work together to build a strong and united school culture.

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Join Us for an Upcoming Recruitment Event!

March 20, 2014: Open House – RSVP to Patrick Rivage-Seul
March 28, 2014: Excellent School Visits (for current TFA corps members and alumni)
Contact Patrick Rivage-Seul for details.
April 5, 2014: PD Saturday Series: Early Childhood/Lower Elementary (10:00am-2:00pm at our Webb Campus – 1375 Mt. Olivet Road NE)
Join KIPP DC on Saturday, April 5th for an afternoon of learning, collaborating, and celebration. KIPP DC schools will be hosting a professional development event specifically designed to meet the needs of PreK3 through 2nd grade teachers. A happy hour will follow the event! To RSVP or learn more, contact Patrick Rivage-Seul

Teach for America Corps Member Internship 2014

We are looking for Teach for America Corps Members finishing their first year or second year of teaching to join the KIPP DC team for the summer. Corps Member interns are paired with a master KIPP DC teacher to assist with instruction as well as logistics to prepare for lessons each day. Interns will assist with whole school logistical needs, especially during the weeks of June 24th-July 5th, to get ready for staff professional development and the first day of summer school for students.

This is a great opportunity for Corps Members to learn best practices from a master teacher and within a high-performing charter school network — skills they can take back to their own classrooms in the fall.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Patrick Rivage-Seul with the subject line “TFA Internship Application”. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 1, 2014.