KIPP Middle School Science Team Lead Teacher - Boston (2022-2023) in Boston, Massachusetts
Team Lead Teacher KIPP MA is looking for talented, committed, and culturally competent Team Leads who have the power to amplify our children’s potential by contributing to creating a school experience that affirms, values, and challenges students each day. The role of a Team Lead is essential in creating a school that is consistent and predictable for students and staff. A Team Lead teacher’s day-to-day roles and responsibilities may vary based on campus, but the position itself is designated to help support schools with unplanned and planned vacancies and absences throughout the school year while also supporting student learning through targeted instruction. The Team Lead will provide immediate coverage for educators during daily absences and may also assume the role of Lead Teacher during long-term absences or vacancies. In doing so, the Team Lead helps ensure that our students get the consistency and valuable education they deserve all school-year long. When Team Leads are not providing coverage, they will support students by providing targeted instruction, depending on the grade level or content area they are supporting. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Classroom Responsibilities * Ensure that all children feel affirmed, valued, and challenged every day o Create and foster a positive and safe learning environment o During a short-term absence, provide coverage and lead instruction for classrooms based on assigned grade-level or content area o During a long-term absence, assume all roles and responsibilities of a Lead Teacher in the classroom. These include but are not limited to: o Create and internalize rigorous and engaging unit and daily lesson plans leveraging provided curricula/resources o Create and internalize academically aligned lesson plans, unit plans, rubrics, and assessments o Set specific, ambitious growth goals with all students and identify and leverage all necessary resources to ensure they meet them o Use best practices, including differentiation, to execute engaging instruction at a level rigorous for all students o Infuse core values into daily lessons and every school practice, implementing school-wide culture systems and positive classroom management strategies o Regularly analyze student work and academic data to modify lessons, refine curricula, and inform instructional practice o Maintain accurate student grades/records and strong lines of communication with students and families regularly regarding students’ growth and progress * Role and responsibilities of Team Leads not providing coverage support may vary based on campus, but generally include: o Provide additional academic support to assigned grade-level and content-team teachers; including small group instruction, analyzing student work, and/or co-teaching instructional support 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 MA’s 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 in addition to free study support (please review this doc to see requirements) * 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 safe learning environment and culture. * Love and unwavering belief in the high potential of all students * Commitment to anti-racism and equity * Demonstrated ability to drive student growth and achievement and to create a warm, inclusive, rigorous learning environment * Passion for subject/content area and demonstrated commitment to professional learning * 2+ years of full-time teaching experience * Bachelor’s Degree required * KIPP MA requires that all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved by KIPP MA for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief). * Pass Criminal Background Check What We Offer The starting base salary for this exempt position is $55,000 (per 1.0 FTE/45 hours per week), depending on years of experience after your Bachelors degree (+$3,000 for 1st advanced degree and +$1,500 for 2nd advanced degree) with a $1,000 signing bonus—and retention and longevity bonuses in subsequent years. We offer a comprehensive tiered benefits plan, with a competitive employer contribution toward premiums for health insurance, including coverage for spouse/domestic partner and/or children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, flexible PTO, life insurance, work-life balance benefits, paid family and medical leaves, flexible spending account options, parenting and elder care benefits, free access to financial coaching and services, commuter benefits, 403(b) plans, individualized coaching, and referral bonuses. KIPP MA may offer a relocation stipend to help defray the cost of moving for this role, where applicable. All staff and educators at KIPP MA are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP MA, please view our *Employee Value Proposition. * Application process Internal candidates: If you are currently a member of the KIPP MA team, please apply by emailing your resume to the Recruitment Team at Talent@kippma.org. Be sure to indicate to which position you wish to apply. External candidates: If you do not currently work for the KIPP MA team, please visit our job board at _https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/massachusetts_ and complete an online application. 1. The KIPP MA Recruitment Team will select candidates to move forward to the video/phone screen interview stage. 2. Following the phone interview, the KIPP MA team will invite qualified candidates to interview with KIPP MA School or Regional Office Teams. KIPP MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables all of our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. We hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.