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KIPP Public Schools
Whitehall, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Company Description

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of tuition-free public schools educating 120,000 students in grades Prek-12 across 21 states and Washington, DC. We have a network of 16,500 educators and 175,000 students and alumni across the country.

KIPP Columbus is the only KIPP school in Ohio and educates more than 2,000 students K-12 on a 150+ acre campus in Northeast Columbus.

In addition to academic excellence, KIPP Columbus also partners with nearly 100 community organizations to provide extracurricular activities, programming, health and wellness services, meals, and more to KIPP students, families, and the broader community. KIPP is also a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, offering more than 10 varsity sports.

The KIPP Columbus learning campus will continue to advance student learning, expand partnerships, enable superior programming, and serve as a teaching and leadership lab for schools nationwide, reimagining education through a deeper lens of antiracism, excellence, and joy as we expand to educate nearly 4,000 students on our learning campus in the coming years.

Interested in learning more about our school? Please check out our website:

Why Teach with KIPP Columbus?

Respect: We respect and value the unique gifts our teachers bring. KIPP Columbus pays one of the highest salaries of charters in the region, and our comprehensive benefits package includes family leave, access to on-site daycare, fresh meals, and more. We provide resources to curriculum and materials to support your work in the classroom, and foster a collaborative and supportive working environment for our teams!

Support: We prioritize the growth of every team member. Professional development and one-on-one coaching happen throughout the year to help you deliver your best. As part of the national KIPP Public Schools network, KIPP Columbus staff have access to curriculum, resources, and support from teams across the country. Teachers receive year-round professional development rooted in antiracist practices and aligned to curriculum or role competencies. Frequent feedback and support from school leaders, network content coaches, grade-level chairs, and other teammates improve teachers' craft.

Teachers have dedicated time for planning and collaboration through structures including grade-level and content meetings, and professional development sessions. In our schools, teachers are able to grow their leadership through opportunities like being a grade-level chair, applying for fellowships, running an extra-curricular activity or leading school-wide initiatives as a teacher leader.

Purpose: KIPP Columbus continues to rank as one of the top schools for academic growth of any school in the state of Ohio, and is a top performing urban school in the state for academic growth. In our first three graduating classes (in spring 2020, 2021, and 2022) 100% of students were accepted to college and/or military service with nearly $40 million in merit scholarships from colleges and universities awarded.

The Opportunity:

KIPP Columbus is looking for a highly dedicated educator who has a track record of instructional excellence and who is willing to continuously go above and beyond for students. Our KIPP team is committed to leading and teaching through an anti-racist lens and are responsible for delivering effective, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produce high-quality results and student understanding.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, organize, and provide instruction in English that meet state and federal standards
  • Recognize individual student learning needs and adapt materials and assignments to facilitate learning.
  • Provide instruction that is consistent and coordinated with the district's/school's instructional program so as to ensure that students meet and exceed learning targets
  • Develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies
  • Address all aspects of communication through appropriate instruction that develops each student's ability to read, write, speak, and listen in the appropriate content area
  • Administer academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student progress for meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of student progress and evidence of growth and progress
  • Provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that encourages student responsibility and incorporates challenging instructional strategies
  • Adapt curriculum to provide individual, small group, and/or remedial instruction to meet the needs of individual students and subgroups of students
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior required to run an orderly and productive classroom environment
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students
  • Manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement
  • Oversee assigned out-of-classroom activities during the school day, as needed

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Current Ohio TESOL license, endorsement or willingness and ability to pursue certification by start date.
  • Minimum of one year of successful, full-time, lead teaching experience
  • Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students.
  • Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community.
  • Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students.
  • Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities.
  • Model the values of KIPP Columbus (Imagine, Navigate, Seek, Persevere, Integrity, Responsibility, and Empathy).

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

KIPP Columbus offers a robust compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurances as well various voluntary benefits (such as short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio SERS/STRS retirement plan.) We also offer seasons of life support with 10 weeks paid maternity leave and 4 weeks paid spousal leave/adoption leave.

Statement of Non-Disclosure

KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.

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