High School Biology Teacher (Immediate Opening)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: High
  • Subject: Science
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

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.

Mission:

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. 

Job Description

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

Qualifications

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

 

Additional Information

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. 

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