Begin Your Career at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

The KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Teaching Fellows program offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals with limited or no teaching experience to gain hands-on practice and training necessary to become a successful, full-time teacher in an urban environment.


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Join the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Teaching Fellows Program

Teaching Fellows will observe accomplished teachers and learn about the teaching profession through a gradual release model supported by a mentor teacher and school leader. Fellows will gain hands-on experience by participating in tutoring, grading, and leading individual, small group, and large group instruction.

During the fellowship year, teacher fellows will be based at one of eight KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and paired with a mentor teacher. The fellowship will provide excellent training, preparation, and practice for success in teaching within KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools or other urban environments in the future.


  • Commit to KIPP Metro Atlanta School’s longer school day, week and year: working from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday;  two Saturdays a month; and 2-3 weeks during the summer
  • Collaborate with mentor teacher to develop and execute academically rigorous lessons aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards 
  • Assess student progress throughout the year
  • Work with lead teacher to design, plan, implement, and assess student learning
  • Collaborate with other teachers to create and implement interdisciplinary lessons and develop effective pedagogical strategies
  • Plan and supervise purposeful special projects
  • Provide teaching coverage for teachers within the school, where necessary and appropriate
  • Help to envision and create a positive learning environment and exhibit positive rapport with students, parents and staff
  • Implement school-wide positive behavior support system consistently with all students
  • Hold high expectations for each student

Qualifications and Key Attributes

  • Less than one year teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Teacher certification strongly preferred
  • Deep passion to be a teacher in an underserved community
  • Belief that ALL students WILL learn
  • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of KIPP Metro Atlanta

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows will receive a salary competitive to a first-year teacher’s salary in KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, including a competitive benefits package. 

Application Process

  • Registration. Input your basic personal information in the all designated fields.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Upload. Input or upload a Microsoft Word or PDF version of your resume and cover letter.
  • 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 the Teaching Fellows program will have three short answer questions:
      • 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.
      • In 3-5 sentences, in your opinion, what is the single greatest factor to a student’s academic success? Why?  
      • What challenges do you expect, and what experiences have prepared you for the challenges of teaching in an underserved community within Atlanta?
  • Application Review
  • Phone Interview
  • In Person Interview and Brief Sample Lesson



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.