About KIPP SoCal Public Schools
OUR 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 create a more just world. OUR VISION Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their families. WHAT WE DO KIPP SoCal's teachers, leaders, students, and families are all united around a single goal: preparing students with the skills and confidence to purse the paths they choose. Our curricula are designed to provide students a well-rounded education, with time dedicated to academics, the arts, enrichment, and physical education. KIPP SoCal's educators are committed to continually improving their teaching skills and to giving students the support and motivation they need to make it not only to, but through college. WHY IT MATTERS The future of our country depends upon our commitment to providing all children with access to a great education. Nationally only one in ten low-income students graduates. The data suggest the rate is even lower for students in South, East, Southeast Los Angeles, and San Diego. KIPP SoCal is working to significantly increase the college-going rate in the communities we serve.
Join the KIPP SoCal Team & Family Across Los Angeles and San Diego, KIPP SoCal is proving that demographics do not determine destiny and that students from our most underserved communities can and will achieve at the highest levels. KIPP SoCal seeks qualified, passionate individuals to educate our students and provide support services to our schools. And you can help. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, as well as unique professional development opportunities through the nationwide KIPP network. Teach with KIPP SoCal Public Schools The KIPP SoCal team and family will serve as a model of excellence and raise the quality of education for students in Los Angeles. Join us in making this a reality! WHY YOU WILL LOVE TEACHING AT KIPP SOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS -Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day We are committed to our students' success -Be the Best You We develop best in class talent practices and development -Innovate and Execute We embrace innovation and operational excellence -To and Through We commit to the climb to and through college One Love, One Region, One Promise You will be amazed at how utterly committed ALL of our employees are the the success and happiness of our students. From the teachers and school leaders through the non-instructional school employees, to the school success teams that support the schools every day - everyone at KIPP SoCal is driven, every day, by our Mission and purpose. Check us out, and see if you can resist being inspired. Building a Better Tomorrow, Together We expand our circles of influence and collaborate with others. WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR We’re looking for super heroes who also love to teach. In addition to having passion for helping our children succeed, each applicant has to meet the following requirements: -Preferred 2 years of classroom teaching experience in Title I Schools -Possession of a valid Internship, Preliminary, CLEAR CA teaching credential, or certification from another state -Classroom teaching videos and student achievement data -Eligible to start at KIPP SoCal on July 25, 2019
Proven Results & Impact
Standing for All KIPPsters While May is Mental Health Awareness month, KIPP SoCal invests in the social-emotional development and mental health of students all year round, including our LGBTQ+ students. We believe that all students can succeed if given the right opportunities and support. This year, KIPP SoCal became the first charter public school to partner with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s OUT for Safe Schools campaign, which encourages educators to publicly identify as supportive LGBTQ allies on campus by wearing a badge. The badges help to foster a more inclusive and celebratory environment, and are available to all KIPP SoCal team members including kindergarten teachers. According to school leader Dr. LeAnna Majors of KIPP Compton Community School, “it’s never too early for students to be comfortable trusting who they are. This is something that happens over time.” In addition, the KIPP SoCal Support Services team provided professional development to all KIPP SoCal schools through a session called “Supporting Gender Expression and LGBTQ Youth in Our Schools,” created with support from the OUT for Safe Schools Program Coordinator. According to the 2013 GLSEN School Climate Study, school personnel are the most critical in building communities where students feel safe, secure, and accepted. It takes seven supportive adults to counteract one incident of bullying amongst LGBTQ students. And the consequences of bullying affect the mental health of transgender people in a major way. In fact, 41% of transgender adults have attempted suicide, compared to only 1.6% of the general population. KIPP SoCal's mental health program manager, Laura Flann, notes that the push for trauma-informed mental health and support services for LGBTQ students stems from “promoting equity by putting more resources and support in those particular populations who are most at-risk and disenfranchised.” Philip Reyes, a KIPP SoCal resource specialist program teacher who attended the session, learned new ways to be inclusive in the classroom and believes that by educating elementary-aged students on gender identity and sexual orientation we will become a more successful, diverse, and inclusive society “where everyone is accepted regardless of their identity.” He also believes more schools should have KIPP SoCal's mentality of “inclusion toward everyone.” There are multiple ways to be LGBTQ+ Allies: -Stand up for an LGBTQ+ individual -Speak out against hurtful language -Use gender inclusive language, lessons, or resources -Proactively work to ensure that school climate policies and practices are safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ individuals -Honor preferred name and pronouns (e.g., he/him, she/her, they/them) -Do not “out” someone regarding their sexual orientation or identity -Refrain from any judgment, blame, or suggestions that the person should not identify as transgender -Show love -Start teaching tolerance and acceptance in early education!