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Elementary School Special Education Teacher (Immediate) - Newark

Company: KIPP New Jersey
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.

By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Here's what you need to know:
We're looking for teachers for the 2021-22 school year! Our elementary school is seeking awe-inspiring teachers to guide our students as they climb the mountain to college and beyond. Our teachers are dynamic leaders both in and outside of their classroom. They love students, working with families and the community they serve.

Special Education Teacher
KIPP New Jersey is looking for a motivated Special Education teacher with a track record of molding future leaders in our communities. You are passionate about education and understand the importance of building strong relationships in generating student achievement. You are dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure our students succeed.

Here's what you'll be doing:
Joining our schools as a teacher comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Your role as a Special Education Teacher will involve a number of responsibilities which will include but are not limited to:

Teach in an inclusive class, sharing all responsibilities with a lead teacher
Provides resource small group support
Provides an alternative or parallel teaching to a group of students and provides 1:1 teaching, as needed
Employs multisensory teaching strategies and specialized instruction as needed based on student's specific disabilities
Implements all modifications and accommodations for the classroom and in testing
Uses student IEPs, evaluations, and present levels of performance to ensure services are being delivered at a high level
Use data to responsively teach to mastery of academic skills
Tracks student performance and is responsible for continual improvement in student growth objectives
Administers and tracks weekly assessment data to both monitor progress towards grade level goals as well as IEP goals
Creates action plans to improve performance when students are not on track to meet goals
Consistently and clearly communicates progress to all shared stakeholders
Participate in school, departmental and parent meetings
Participate in school events, activities and programs both during and outside of regular class instruction hours


Must Haves

A belief in every student's limitless potential
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required (Official transcripts showing degree conferred are required prior to the starting date of employment)
A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 if graduation date is after 2016 or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 if degree conferred before 2016
Appropriate state teaching certification completed and issued or in process of being completed
Subject matter expertise
A minimum of two years of teaching experience, with demonstrated interest in working with students from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds
A track record of success in the classroom
A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
This job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidance

Nice to Haves:

A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a high-performing charter network/charter management organization.
A belief that all students deserve a world class education which can be achieved through education reform

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area.

KIPP New Jersey - KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer


Keywords: KIPP New Jersey, Newark , Elementary School Special Education Teacher (Immediate) - Newark, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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