Teach at KIPP DC
KIPP DC is now accepting applications for Lead Teachers for the 2014-2015 school year. Apply today!
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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?
TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE
KIPP DC students, parents, and staff members sign the ‘Commitment to Excellence’, promising to do whatever it takes to climb the mountain to and through college. By working together, 93% of KIPP DC alumni have graduated high school. From day one, KIPP DC students know the year they will graduate from a 4-year college and display that year on their KIPP DC t-shirts.
KIPP DC encourages innovation and creativity in its schools, classrooms, and curriculum. To achieve this, KIPP DC teachers collaborate and share techniques with colleagues at their own schools and across the network through resources like KIPP Share, our national online content-sharing platform.
Teachers utilize longer school days to provide students with rich learning experiences, character instruction, and field lessons. KIPP DC students spend 40% more time in the classroom than their peers through an extended school day, Saturday School, and mandatory summer school. High-quality experiential field lessons to national parks, historically significant regions, and college campuses provide engaging opportunities for students.
KIPP DC values teachers and empowers them to lead, collaborate, and constantly develop in their craft. Learning and sharing techniques with colleagues across the entire KIPP network through the year and during the yearly KIPP School Summit, allows KIPP DC teachers to engage themselves and their students in order to climb the mountain to and through college together.
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.