KIPP Team and Family Schools

Posted on July 20, 2023

For continued support of the Associate Director of Teacher Development who assists the Director in the expansion of their Teacher in Residence (“TiR”) program, working directly with 9 of their 14 Newark schools. Adding this position during the past school year allowed the TiR program to serve all 14 Newark schools, better supporting the training, conversion, and retention of their new teachers. 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 necessary teaching certifications. The TiR program was expanded this year to include logical extensions of this training and retention strategy, first by including teachers new to KIPP schools, and then by extending the program to developing new teacher leaders. Ensuring that “every classroom has a great teacher” is critical to their achieving consistently high levels of academic performance across their school networks, and to closing the achievement gap.