ESL Teacher
KIPP - Memphis, TN

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About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) are college preparatory public schools designed to educate students in underserved communities. KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are modeled after the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) which is known for having high expectations and focusing on results. The mission of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is to ultimately prepare students with the academic and life skills to compete in rigorous high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond.

The KIPP Network Schools believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to helping educationally disadvantaged students succeed academically. KIPP students arrive daily at 7:15 a.m. and are dismissed at 5:00 p.m. Students also attend twice monthly Saturday School and three weeks of Summer School. A longer school day and a longer school year provide more time on task to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for future success.

Job Description

Reporting to the School Leader (Principal), KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produces unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers will perform additional duties and do whatever it takes for all KIPP students to learn.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, as much as possible, meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, the physical limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives

Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards

Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students

Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations

Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct

Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms

Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day

Maintain and improve professional relationships with colleagues

Actively participate in all professional development opportunities

Perform other job-related duties as assigned


State teaching credential or willingness to work towards one (Required)

Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)

Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)

At least two years of teaching experiences (Preferred)

Bachelors Degree (Required)

Masters in Education / Teaching / Content area (Preferred)

Experience/strength in content area (Preferred)

Experience teaching in public schools (Preferred)

Experience teaching in an urban school (Preferred)

To apply, visit and choose the “Memphis” filter.

Reach out to Vicki Parson at with any questions.

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.