Classroom Teacher - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: High School Chemistry Teacher
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
High School Chemistry Teacher (22.23 School Year)

Working at KIPP St. Louis High School, your passion is for your students and scientific discovery. You want to share your love of chemistry with your students helping them understand not only how their bodies work but how we interact with one another. You want students to be able to see a calorie in action and understand how to titrate an acid. As a chemistry teacher you are here every day to show your students the importance of asking questions and seeking answers that are replicable and measurable.

On a day-to-day basis, you can look forward to the following:
Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum
  •  Develop academically rigorous lessons, unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
  •  Use data to inform instructional decisions
  •  Provide students with daily feedback on performance and plan for individual learning needs
Help Build a Positive School and Classroom culture
  • Embody and maintain school’s values, policies, and culture
  •  Develop positive relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff
  •  Establish and maintain strong communication with all parents and share progress
  •  Effectively supervise and manage a classroom of up to 30 students
  •  Show up for critical school events, including staff meetings, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and more
Demonstrate a Growth Mindset
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Give and receive positive and constructive feedback from your colleagues
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development
School-Based Staff staff must have the ability to...
  • Operate a computer and office equipment on a daily basis
  • Occasional moderate lifting, pushing, and pulling
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
What you bring to the table: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Valid Missouri Teacher Certification or willingness to become certified ASAP
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • Demonstrated commitment to closing the opportunity gap
What we bring to the table:
We are a fast-paced, energetic team and family with passionate people who are leading a movement, and to cultivate their best working environment we provide the following:
  • $0 deductible healthcare plan option, including medical, vision, and dental. 
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement plan through PSRSSL with a 15% match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program
  • Employee Recognition: When we succeed together, we celebrate together with our annual gala award ceremony, Christmas party, and more!
  • Non-profit student loan forgiveness program qualified employer
  • Longevity Bonuses: 2, 5, and 10-year financial rewards
  • Generous time off:
    • Paid leave for illness, personal days, bereavement, jury duty, and military-related leave
    • Paid parental leave for new families
    • Paid holidays, as well as a one week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, a week-long spring break
    • Wellness days and Fabulous Fridays (leave at 1:30 on Friday once a month)
  • On-going professional  development opportunities:
    • Weekly coaching sessions
    • Weekly school-based professional development
    • Five in-person PD days during the year for all KIPP St. Louis teachers
Check out our KIPP St. Louis video to learn more about KIPP St. Louis Public Schools!

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