High School Biology Teacher (Immediate Opening)
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: High
- Subject: Science
- Start Date: Immediate opening
Who we are:
KIPP St. Louis is a part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and children in St. Louis city. As the largest charter school system in the city, we are driven and committed to our mission, vision, and equity statement.
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.
Equity Statement: KIPP St. Louis is committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-sexist organization by confronting inequities, barriers, and oppressive policies and systems.
KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will educate nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network consists of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school.
Working at KIPP St. Louis High School, your passion is for your students and scientific discovery. You want to share your love of Science with your students helping them understand how objects in motion want to stay in motion, or how every object in the universe is attracted to every other object. You want to help student marry their understanding of the world around them with the practical effects application of science.
On a day-to-day basis, you can look forward to the following:
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum
Develop academically rigorous lessons, unit plans, rubrics and assessments
Use data to inform instructional decisions
Provide students with daily feedback on performance and plan for individual learning needs
Help Build a Positive School and Classroom culture
Embody and maintain school’s values, policies, and culture
Develop positive relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff
Establish and maintain strong communication with all parents and share progress
Effectively supervise and manage a classroom of up to 30 students
Show up for critical school events, including staff meetings, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and more
Demonstrate a Growth Mindset
Pursue challenging professional goals each year
Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with your colleagues
Participate in school-wide and individual professional development
School-Based Staff staff must have the ability to...
Operate a computer and office equipment on a daily basis
Occasional moderate lifting, pushing and pulling
Maintain emotional control under stress
Interpret policy, procedures and data
Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
What you bring to the table:
Bachelor’s degree required
Valid Missouri Teacher Certification or willingness to become certified ASAP
Pass Criminal Background Check
Demonstrated commitment to closing the opportunity gap
What we bring to the table:
We are a fast-paced, energetic team and family with passionate people who are leading a movement, and to cultivate their best working environment we provide the following:
$0 deductible healthcare plan option, including medical, vision, and dental.
Employer Paid Short Term Disability
$50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee
Retirement plan through PSRSSL with a 14% match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program
Employee Recognition: When we succeed together, we celebrate together with our annual gala award ceremony, Christmas party, and more!
Non-profit student loan forgiveness program qualified employer
Longevity Bonuses: 2, 5, and 10-year financial rewards
Generous time off:
Paid leave for illness, personal days, bereavement, jury duty, and military-related leave
Paid parental leave for new families
Granted holidays, as well as a one-week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, a week-long spring break
Wellness days and Fabulous Fridays (leave at 1:30 on Friday once a month)
On-going professional development opportunities:
Weekly coaching sessions
Weekly school-based professional development
Five in-person PD days during the year for all KIPP St. Louis teachers
KIPP St. Louis is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.