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Middle School Special Education Teacher - Boston (2022-2023)

Employer
KIPP Massachusetts Public Charter Schools
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Training / Education
Field
Education / Training
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

LEAD TEACHER

KIPP MA is looking for talented, committed, and culturally competent lead teachers who have the power to amplify our childrens potential by creating a school experience that affirms, values, and challenges students each day. We seek to create a professional and authentic environment of joy, excellence, care, and community where educators can make long-term transformative outcomes for students.

EDUCATORS AT KIPP MA --

* Are committed to anti-racism and inclusion

* Are part of a close-knit, diverse community of educators and leaders

* Show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same

* Access resources, workshops, and affinity spaces that support physical, emotional, and financial well-being

* Lead with empathy, rigor, and truth and take ownership of our childrens learning and growth

* Constantly evolve their craft through 1:1 coaching and high quality professional development

* Have access to leadership pathways and opportunities to grow their career

* Enjoy a competitive, equitable, predictable approach to compensation, comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, and free access to financial services

* Commit to supporting our students during our calendar year and resting and renewing during holiday and school breaks

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

CLASSROOM RESPONSIBILITIES

* Ensure that all children feel affirmed, valued, and challenged every day

* Create and foster a positive and safe learning environment

* Create and internalize rigorous and engaging unit and daily lesson plans leveraging provided curricula/resources

* May be asked to create and internalize academically aligned lesson plans, unit plans, rubrics, and assessments

* Set specific, ambitious growth goals for all students and identify and leverage all necessary resources to ensure they meet them

* Use best practices, including differentiation, to execute engaging instruction at a level rigorous for all students

* Infuse core values into daily lessons and every school practice, implementing school-wide student culture systems and positive classroom management strategies

* Regularly analyze student work and academic data to modify lessons, refine curricula, and inform instructional practice

* Maintain accurate student grades/records and strong lines of communication with students and families regularly regarding students growth and progress

SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

* Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year

* Take ownership for the development of your craft and seek feedback from your coach (meet 1x/1-2 weeks with coach, implement feedback, engage in co-planning and active practices, participate in live coaching, etc.)

* Perform necessary support duties including (but not limited to) coverage, bus, lunch, and dismissal duties

* Develop strong relationships with families through participating in school events and consistent phone calls home

* Be willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to accountability, change, and improvement

* Collaborate with grade level and content teams to tackle common challenges and implement grade-wide systems, sharing responsibility for all students

* Dependable attendance according to our school calendar

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

* Embody KIPP MAs Code of Conduct by acting with integrity, leading with humanity, centering self-awareness and critical consciousness, taking personal responsibility, and engaging productively

* Obtain required MTEL and SEI endorsements with financial support from KIPP MA within the first year of employment

* Participate and engage in regional professional development and community events as required

_KIPP MA teachers are supported in their demanding work by experienced and dedicated leadership and staff who have themselves proven successful in the teaching role. Our leaders maintain consistent school-wide systems and procedures - academic, behavioral, cultural, logistical - designed to permit teachers to do their best work._

_In addition to the responsibilities listed above, there will occasionally be other duties as assigned that teachers will engage in to help promote a positive and calm learning environment and culture._
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