Elementary School Teacher in Residence (Immediate) - Newark
Teacher in Residence (TiR) KIPP New Jersey has designed the Teacher in Residence program to help aspiring teachers to get hands-on experience and the certification they need to become excellent teachers at KIPP’s world-class schools. As a TiR, you will fuse theory and practice as you work alongside experienced teachers in the classroom while earning your teaching certification.
Here’s what you need to know: We’re looking for Teachers in Residence (TiR) for the 2019-20 school year! Our elementary school is seeking awe-inspiring teachers to guide our students as they climb the mountain to college and beyond. Our teachers are dynamic leaders both in and outside of their classroom. They love students, working with families and the community they serve.
A belief in every student’s limitless potential
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Transcripts showing degree conferred will be required prior to start date)
A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 if graduation date is after 2016 or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 if degree conferred before 2016
Ability to become certified in the State of New Jersey and pass the state licensure exam
Formal teaching experience is not necessary but some experience with children is preferred
A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
Ability to be reflective and see feedback as a gift that helps you learn and grow
You have the passion and drive to work with students and put them on a path to college and beyond
Here’s what you’ll be doing: Joining our schools as a teacher in residence comes with the opportunity for significant growth and development but with great power comes great responsibility. Your role as a Teacher in Residence (TiR) will involve a number of responsibilities which include but are not limited to:
Work closely with an experienced lead classroom teacher to create lesson plans, teach, and reflect on lessons as well as assess and collect and use data to inform
Build positive relationships with students and families to become part of your school community
Provide small group instruction
Assist with diagnostic and progress monitoring testing across the school
Communicate consistently with families about student progress
Attend and actively participate in professional development opportunities to support continuous growth
Attend the graduate course program that we provide through our partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education that prepares you to obtain your Standard Teaching Certification and become a highly qualified teacher.
Compensation & Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area.
About KIPP New Jersey KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.
KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.