About KIPP Nashville
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nation-wide and supports students to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 94% of our 2020 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to college and are projected to complete college at a rate 3x that of their peers. 86% of our students identify as Black or Latinx and 16% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
Our mission is that, together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.
Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher will include, but are not limited to:
- Special Education Coordination
- Ensure compliance with federal, state and district Special Education and ELL regulations
- Develop processes for entering and exiting students into services
- Design and, with the support of necessary school staff, execute RTI process for behavior and academics
- Administer relevant assessments
- Oversee the development, revision and execution of student IEPs and 504 Plans
- Lead IEP and 504 Plan meetings
- Special Education Leadership
- Meet with general education teachers to review IEPs, answer questions, provide strategies and supports, as needed
- Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.
- Support teacher development in serving Special Education and ELL students through individual coaching and group professional development
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students
- Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies, programming, and IEPs
- Use data to inform instructional decisions
- Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
- Demonstrate strong pedagogy
- Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
- Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville
- Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
- Develop positive rapport with students
- Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
- Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
- Family Engagement
- Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
- Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
- Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
- Growth Mindset
- Pursue challenging professional goals each year
- Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
- Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
- Valid Tennessee teaching license or willingness to pursue state certification, if needed
- Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities
- Bachelor’s degree
- Pass Criminal Background Check
- At least two years of teaching experience
- Experience and demonstrated success teaching students from educationally under-resourced communities (Highly Preferred)
- Experience teaching or supporting English Language Learners (Preferred)
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.
Apply directly at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/nashville. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.