What if all children knew they had unlimited potential?
To ensure our students have the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and in life, we provide more time for learning in the form of a longer school year, week, and day. At KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, a typical school teacher’s day runs from approximately 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teachers are available by cell phone to students, families and staff outside of school hours to provide homework support. Staff schedules include considerable time for collaboration and professional development by grade level and content teams, and on a school-wide and KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools-wide basis. Teachers are observed regularly in the classroom and receive feedback throughout the year. Saturday school is offered to students requiring additional support or remediation and each school year begins in July with a summer session.
A Day in the Life
Click on the video below to learn more about teaching at KIPP.
- New Teacher Induction: a 3-5 day period before the start of the regular school year to “KIPP-notize” new teachers, this is when we introduce you to region wide KIPP philosophies and expectations. The professional development is delivered by school leaders and other KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools staff and utilizes many strategies from Teach Like Champion by Doug Lamov.
- New Teacher Support: teachers who are new to KIPP have the opportunity to participate in individualized coaching, modeling, traditional observation and feedback sessions, and/or co-planning sessions. New teachers meet multiple times as a team throughout their first year at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools.
- Content Teams: 5-6 times a year (once during the summer and 4-5 times during the regular school year), every classroom teacher receives a “professional development day,” during which all of the teachers from a content team meet to receive professional development tailored to their content area.
- School-based Professional Development: each school releases students at 3:00 pm on Wednesdays. The time from 3:00 – 5:00 is used for school-based meetings and professional development sessions.
- Across the network: KIPP provides content seminars throughout the year and at KIPP Summit, the yearly gathering of the KIPP Team & Family.
- KIPP Share powered by BetterLesson: KIPP provides access to the best lessons and ideas from teachers across the network in all content areas. KIPP Share allows KIPP teachers to post and share lessons with each other. All KIPP teachers have access to this valuable teaching resource.
Application Deadlines for 2014-15 Instructional Positions:
December 6, 2013
February 4, 2014
April 18, 2014
June 13, 2014
We review applications on a rolling basis and are currently accepting applications in the following areas:
Lead Teacher (minimum 2 years of teaching experience required)
- General Classroom, Special Education, Physical Education, Music, Art
Middle School (5-8)
- Reading, Writing, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Math, Band
High School (9-12)
- English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, US History, World History, Government, Economics, Spanish, Special Education, Physical Education, Chorus, Technology
General applicant profile
- A bachelor’s degree (required)
- Highly qualified (required)
- Experience working in urban schools (highly preferred)
- State teaching credentials (preferred)
- An incredible work ethic
- A belief in the mission and values of KIPP Metro Atlanta
- A willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure all students excel
- Create a Profile. Input your basic personal information, grade and subject preferences in the all designated fields and upload your resume.
- Login. You will receive an email with a temporary password to login. Login and change your password.
- Application Questions.
- Answer basic questions about your background, student achievement, and any additional questions related to the position in which you are applying.
- Candidates applying for Instructional Positions will have two short answer questions in place of a cover letter
- KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles knows as the Five Pillars. Which one of the Five KIPP pillars resonates most with you, and why do you want to teach at KIPP? Please respond in 5-10 sentences.
- How do you diagnose your students’ ability levels? What academic goals did you set for your students, and what evidence do you have of their progress towards those goals? Please respond in 5-10 sentences.
- Application Review
- Phone Interview
- Next Steps (video and/or school visit)
- In Person Interview and Sample Lesson
The application process typically takes 4-6 weeks.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national, or ethnic origin.