Elementary Science Teacher Job at KIPP Oklahoma Public Schools, Oklahoma City, OK

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  • KIPP Oklahoma Public Schools
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Job Description



Join the KIPP Team & Family

KIPP is hiring a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with the unyielding belief that every child will succeed. 

KIPP Oklahoma is a part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and children in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We are driven and committed to our mission and vision.

KIPP Oklahoma currently educates over 1,000 students and supports hundreds of alumni. Today, the KIPP Oklahoma network consists of KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools (grades 5th – 12th) and KIPP OKC Public Schools (grades PreK - 1st and 5th – 8th). KIPP OKC Public Schools is growing one grade per year until they are a full PreK – 8th grade program.

Mission:

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Vision:

Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

We are a Team & Family

At KIPP, we see the gifts in everyone who walks through the doors of our schools. Especially our teachers. Their skill. Energy. Love. Their determination. On the good days and on the hard days. So we support our teachers to make the most of those gifts. It starts with respect – for our teacher’s innate talent and desire to learn, for their professional growth and the lives they lead beyond our walls.

Job Description



Instructional Delivery and Assessment:

  • Develop year-long Oklahoma standards-based unit plans and lesson plans that meet all scholars’ learning needs.
  • Use assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in order to promote all scholars ’academic performance.
  • Embrace and incorporate feedback in the spirit of constant improvement.
  • Teacher contract hours are 7:30am – 5:00pm (M-Th) and 7:30am – 4:30pm (F) on regular school days. On Friday afternoons, scholars are dismissed early teachers participate all-school professional development. All scholars begin class at 8:00am. Middle School dismisses at 4:00pm (M-Th) and 2:30pm (F). Elementary School dismisses at 3:00pm (M-Th) and 2:30pm (F). 

Academic and Cultural Support

  • Collaborate with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with scholars and families based on trust and respect.
  • Participate in the daily functions of the school such as morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.
  • Attend school events such as staff meetings, open houses, back to school nights, parent orientations, parent-teacher conferences, PTSO events and various other school events. 
  • Develop individualized learning plans for students and communicate these plans to families in parent meetings and conferences.
  • Meet professional obligations including timeliness and consistency in meeting deadlines.

Qualifications



Skills and

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate with required certification for subject and level assigned, if applicable*
  • Demonstrated knowledge of core subject area assigned
  • Satisfactory outcome of a background check. Employees are responsible for a non-refundable fingerprinting fee (approximately $60).

*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and on file with KIPP OKC before the end of the first year of employment. *

Competencies:

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP OKC mission, scholars, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping children achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communities,
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year.
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback.
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP OKC scholars.

Additional Information



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits:

Pay is based on the 10-month teacher salary scale.

Employees are eligible to participate in employer benefits including health, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability and participation in Oklahoma Teacher Retirement plans.

As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Oklahoma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, Local area, Flexible hours, Night shift, Day shift,

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