Freshman Seminar (Maternity Leave Coverage)
KIPP King Collegiate High School - San Lorenzo, CA

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Teach Freshman Seminar at KIPP King Collegiate High School

KIPP King Collegiate High School prepares our students to live inspired and ethical lives by developing within them extraordinary academic skills, a life-long passion for learning, and the resolve to change their own lives and the world around them through acts of humanity, excellence, justice, and courage.

KIPP King Collegiate High School endeavors to establish the gold standard for providing a superior, college preparatory, public high school education to a low-income community. Every student will meet the California A-G requirements and qualify to apply to UC/CSU schools. Every student will graduate with the wisdom, habits of mind, and commitment of heart to be a change agent in the communities they serve.

We are seeking teachers who possess a deep commitment to becoming the best educator they can be, the resolve to be better today than they were yesterday, and a resolute focus on the success of every student. Teachers have a significant role in creating policies and systems, designing curricula, determining instructional methods, and achieving a disciplined, college--‐preparatory school. Each teacher receives a cell phone, a laptop computer, and the resources necessary for high--‐quality instruction.

In Freshman Seminar, students learn how to

Integrate college readiness skills of time management, self-awareness, goal-setting and diverse study skills that they can apply to all academic classes

Maintain their physical, social, and emotional health.

Be virtuous community member and a social justice advocate

An outstanding candidate for this position will:
Be an effective long-term planner who can build upon our current curriculum through innovation, research and reflective practice.

Design and execute relevant and meaningful daily lessons.

Passionately empower and inspire students to apply class objectives to change their own lives and the world around them.

KIPP Bay Area Schools

In the San Francisco Bay Area, five KIPP middle schools and two KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the under-served neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western Addition in San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland. KIPP Bay Area Schools serves more than 2,500 students.

KIPP Across The Nation

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. By opening schools in the neighborhoods that need them most, KIPP schools are showing that something very different is possible for students in low-income neighborhoods. In 2011-12, 109 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia are serving more than 32,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are enrolling in college at a rate of more than 85 percent, which is double the national average for low-income students.

KIPP Bay Area Schools is hiring excellent teachers for the 2012-13 school year. Five of the schools serve students in grades 5-8, and our high schools in San Lorenzo and San Jose serve students in grades 9-12. Teaching positions are available in a variety of positions.

KIPP teachers

  • must hold a valid teaching credential (please see

to learn more)

  • are committed to working with educationally under-served students (95% are students of color; 75% are eligible for the free and reduced price meals program)
  • make no excuses for why a student can not achieve at the highest academic levels
  • possess strong content area knowledge and classroom management skills
  • teach in our extended day and year schedule (details vary by school; visit

to learn more)

  • contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
  • communicate well with students, families and colleagues
Please become thoroughly familiar with

before applying. Candidates must have at least one year of full time teaching experience; those experienced in working with under-served youth strongly preferred. Submit your application online at

. Email Lauren Hamilton at

with any questions.

KIPP Bay Area Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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