Why KIPP DC

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KIPP DC aspires to improve life outcomes for the next generation of Washingtonians. That requires exceptionally talented teachers and leaders who will guide students through school, college, and careers.

Whether it’s providing intensive special education services or extra social-emotional learning opportunities and mental health support, our schools and teachers are committed to student success. Because of this, KIPP DC is committed to its teachers, ensuring they have the resources and support they need to excel.

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Professional Development

KIPP DC has a deep commitment to developing its teachers and staff. We seek to deliver unparalleled coaching and development to our teachers, so they can maximize their impact on student achievement.

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Team & Family Culture

KIPP DC’s teachers create a sense of belonging in their classrooms through strong relationships with students and families. We learn, grow, and support each other to ensure we’re at our  best for students. With a national network of teachers, you’ll never feel you’re climbing the mountain alone.

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Sustainability & Benefits

We’re committed to providing best-in-class benefits to our teachers and staff. Elements of KIPP DC’s benefits package include compensation above the District average, with additional salary for KIPP DC’s extended day and year, subsidized health and dental insurance, an annual renewal bonus, and a school calendar designed to maximize sustainability!

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Capital Teaching Residency

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 mentor teacher. Residents get placed at one of KIPP DC’s 16 high-performing public schools in Washington D.C.

During their residency year, Residents have the opportunity to obtain their certification and train in early childhood, elementary, and secondary math, science, or English language arts classrooms. After the completion of their residency year, KIPP DC Residents are given the opportunity to pursue an additional certification in special education.

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Testimonials

Patrick Fears

Physical Education Lead Teacer / KIPP DC Lead Academy

“The sense of community, no matter where you go, is special. I can go and speak to any mom or dad and they’ll respond back with ‘Hey Coach, how are you’,” he said. “Being here as long as I have, I’ve had the opportunity to meet pretty much every 1st grade to 7th grade parent and it truly makes it feel like a family.” Read Patrick’s Teacher Spotlight!

 

 

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Veronica Almario

Kindergarten Lead Teacer / KIPP DC Grow Academy

“It’s a very supportive environment here. I really feel like I’m not doing it by myself. I have a Capital Teaching Resident with me and my admins are really supportive. We’re always collaborating as a grade level and we’re all working together for our kids.”  Read Veronica’s Teacher Spotlight.

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Jannette Alston

7th grade Lead Teacher / KIPP DC KEY Academy

“Everyone’s here to see our students succeed and willing to do what they can to make that happen. There are kids that have gone to a KIPP DC school almost their entire lives and that’s really nice that they have that consistency of knowing the people around me, that people care, and come together around them. It just really feels like a close-knit community.” Read Jannette’s Teacher Spotlight.

KIPP DC Employee Benefits

Why D.C.

Not only do we have the most powerful politicians and thought leaders in our backyard, but D.C. has also taken center stage when it comes to the education reform movement. With 45% of students in the city attending public charter schools—and more than 10% of those students attending KIPP DC—the work that we do is shaping the national conversation about urban education.

Photos from across Washington, D.C. - Washington Monument, C & O Canal, Great Falls, Jefferson Memorial