KIPP New Jersey

Posted on August 4, 2021

To support the new Associate Director of New Teacher Development who will assist the Director in the expansion of their Teacher in Residence program to all 14 KIPP schools in Newark, NJ. Building excellent teaching skills is a developmental process, and new teachers need different supports through their first and second years to help them reach the levels of instructional proficiency that KIPP seeks so as to better ensure that their students are successful. The program helps aspiring teachers to get hands-on experience and the certifications that they need to become excellent teachers, fusing theory and practice as they work alongside experienced teachers in the classroom while earning their teaching certification. The goals are to formalize and standardize their new teacher recruiting and development processes across their network, provide new teachers with the programming necessary to become lead teachers within one year, and reduce the pressure on their recruiting team to only hire experienced teachers. Ensuring that every classroom has a great teacher is critical to their achieving consistent and high levels of academic performance across their schools and to closing the achievement gap.