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At KIPP DC we look for talented, dedicated, and experienced educators with a hunger to help the next generation of students reach their highest potential. KIPP DC’s team, students, and families come together around a common goal: college and lives filled with choice.

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Teachers

The backbone of KIPP DC’s success is a team of exceptionally talented and diverse teachers and leaders. United by the belief that an excellent education transforms lives, our teachers have helped KIPP DC become the highest performing school system in the District of Columbia.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • KIPP DC prefers all teachers to be “Highly Qualified”, which includes a Bachelor’s degree and passing the appropriate Praxis exam(s)  (Preferred)
  • Commitment to working with students from communities that have limited access to quality educational options (Required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in content area (Preferred)
  • Experience/strength in content area (Preferred)
  • At least two years of teaching experience in a public school (Preferred)
  • Experience teaching in a predominantly African American environment (Preferred)

 

DESIRED QUALITIES:

  • Commitment – We strongly believe that all students can and will succeed. Our staff operates each day with this belief at the forefront. We are looking for teachers who align to this unwavering commitment.
  • Growth Mindset – A tenet of our beliefs is that we can constantly improve. Feedback is an important part of our coaching cycle and all members of our team strive to improve through reflection and professional growth.

 

  • Teaching Knowledge – Throughout the interview process, we evaluate prospective teachers’ instructional knowledge and commitment to building a classroom community. Sharing your content knowledge, successful instructional techniques, as well as strategies for building a strong classroom culture will be integral to your application.
  • Team & Family – We are only as strong as our collective team. We celebrate, collaborate, and lift each other up. We look for candidates dedicated to sharing ideas and building relationships with their colleagues and students’ families.
APPLICATION PROCESS

Capital Teaching Residents

Capital Teaching Residents commit to teaching for a minimum of three years in Washington, D.C. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective lead teacher. Residents are placed at one of KIPP DC’s 16 high-performing public schools in Washington D.C.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution by June 2019
  • Undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 (preferred for early childhood & elementary placement; required for secondary placement)
  • Residents are expected to pass their Praxis II exam, and CORE exam before their residency year. Residents do not have to take the Praxis exam until they have been admitted to the program, and we reserve the right to decline the admission of any applicant that does not pass the required Praxis exams.

DESIRED QUALITIES: 

We are looking for highly dedicated individuals who bring:

  • An eagerness to deliver effective, rigorous instruction in joyful classrooms and foster relationships with families.
  • A belief that meaningful learning experiences are created in classrooms where students have strong relationships with their teachers and a sense of belonging and importance are fostered daily.
  • A belief that student success can be achieved through teamwork, tenacity, and dedication .
  • An understanding that a foundation in the core academic subjects develops the knowledge and skills necessary for student success.
APPLICATION PROCESS

Non-Instructional Roles

KIPP DC is looking for dynamic and dedicated people to join its headquarters team. Every position is critical to KIPP DC’s mission of improving life outcomes for the next generation of Washingtonians. We believe that every role contributes to a strong culture of achievement that helps our students become thoughtful, intentional citizens in the competitive world.

REQUIREMENTS:

Non-instructional job requirements vary depending on the role. Please review the qualifications on the job description for any roles you are interested in.

DESIRED QUALITIES:

  • Commitment – We strongly believe that all students can and will succeed. Our staff operates each day with this belief at the forefront. We are looking for staff members who align to this unwavering commitment.
  • Growth Mindset – A tenet of our beliefs is that we can constantly improve. Feedback is an important part of our organizational culture and all members of our team strive to improve through reflection and professional growth.
  • Organization & Communication – Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks is integral to roles. Our teams achieve lofty goals through thoughtful communication, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Team & Family – We are only as strong as our collective team. We celebrate, collaborate and lift each other up. In prospective team members, we look for candidates dedicated to building relationships with their colleagues and being part of a team.
APPLICATION PROCESS

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