you were part of a team committed to seeing him go to and through college?
everyone had the same expectations?
At KIPP, we don’t measure success by test scores alone, but by the number of students who are achieving their dreams in college and beyond. With a goal that big, we need educators and staff who have the motivation, drive, compassion, and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential.
Imagine if the high expectations that you held in your classroom were also the norm in every other teacher’s classroom. Imagine a school where teachers collaborate and share best practices. Imagine a staff that is unified in doing what’s best for students, and a leadership team that has an open mind for new ideas.
The mission of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is to equip students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in top quality colleges and the competitive world beyond. We partner with local school districts in metro Atlanta to not only increase the number of college graduates, but also to change the mindset of what is possible in public education. We do so by investing in the growth and development of students, teachers, and school leaders. We currently operate seven schools in metro Atlanta including four middle schools, one high school, and two elementary schools. Our third elementary school will open in 2014. By 2018, we will operate eight schools serving approximately 3,300 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta is part of the growing network of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) schools across the nation with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 50,000 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta’s schools are free, open-enrollment public charter schools. Admission is granted to students regardless of prior academic record, conduct, or socioeconomic background. If there are more interested students and families for which we have space, a random lottery is conducted for admission. For more information visit our website at www.KIPPMetroAtlanta.org
you had the power to lead the classroom you always dreamed of? McKenzie Curry first Grade teacher and grade level chair KIPP strive primary McKenzie was a founding teacher with KIPP STRIVE Primary in 2012. She moved up with her students and now serves as Grade Level Chair for the first grade team. KIPP STRIVE Primary’s motto, “the path to college begins in Kindergarten,” suits McKenzie’s passion for building a strong foundation for her students in a holistic way. This combination of character building and rigorous academic instruction helps her instill a love of learning in her young scholars.
ebonique Miller fifth GRADE WRITING TEACHER KIPP VISION ACADEMY Ebonique has worked with KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools for seven years. She started her journey at KIPP WAYS Academy and moved to KIPP Vision Academy in its founding year. Ebonique credits her longstanding commitment at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools to always working in a building where everyone, from the cafeteria staff to the school leader, is fully invested in ensuring gaps in each student’s education are filled. This singular focus on student achievement guarantees every student is prepared to climb the mountain to and through college.
Doug Richmond Science Department Chair and Chemistry Teacher KIPP ATLANTA COLLEGIATE Doug appreciates the freedom he has to design a curriculum where he can devise creative ways to challenge and engage his students while simultaneously building strong relationships with them. He instituted Competitive Seating throughout his department which ranks and seats students based on their progress and growth throughout the year. Students are always eager to move up in their classroom rankings. This excitement has increased his students’ investment in their GPA and allowed them to not only excel on assessments but also dive into more challenging, independent work.
you worked at KIPP Metro Atlanta?
Teaching at KIPP Metro Atlanta Every day, our teachers embody the approach that makes our schools successful: high expectations for student achievement, a focus on results, a no-excuses culture, and a commitment to constant learning and professional development. Imagine working at a school where everyone believed what you believe: that all students, regardless of zip code or previous educational experiences, have the ability to succeed in college and beyond. At KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, we value our teachers as professionals by giving them autonomy to make the decisions that are best for students, recognizing their contributions, and investing in their growth and development. Each schoolâ€™s faculty is comprised of diverse, talented individuals. We require at least two years of prior teaching experience for all lead teaching positions. We also offer a teaching fellowship program for candidates new to the teaching profession.
There is a place for you at KIPP. Apply today.
All KIPP schools offer a longer school day, week, and year. The typical school day runs from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays as required for student remediation or community service; and three weeks each summer. All teachers receive support in the form of regional content teams, multiple professional development opportunities, and access to KIPP Share powered by BetterLesson which is a platform that allows teachers to share amazing lesson plan ideas with their colleagues across the KIPP network. We are looking for teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school level. All applications must be submitted online. Visit our website at www.KIPPMetroAtlanta.org to begin the process
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Published on Nov 12, 2013