2017-2018 Teacher Resident

KIPP Bay Area Schools - San Jose, CA - Full time

Position Overview

Residents will join KIPP Bay Area Schools in its launch year of our Teacher Residency. The Residency will offer aspiring teachers with little to no formal teaching experience a unique opportunity to receive high-quality training at a KIPP Bay Area school through a one-year residency. Individuals are paired with a high-performing KIPP teacher, who serves as a coach and a mentor, for the entire school year. Residents begin the school year as an observer, a tutor and a small-group instructor, gradually gaining more responsibilities inside and outside the classroom eventually to co-teach or lead teach a group of students in the spring. In partnership with Aspire’s Teaching Residency, KIPP Residents will attend an all-day seminar once a week to discuss coursework theories and classroom practices. They will also take online courses in education theory through University of the Pacific during the summer and school year. At the successful completion of Year 1, Residents receive their Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and California Preliminary Teaching Credential from University of the Pacific.This program is best suited for individuals who are passionate and committed to teaching as a long-term career path.

Why Become a KIPP Bay Area resident teacher?

  • ●Opportunity to work at a KIPP Bay Area school – On average, our new teachers join us with three years of previous full-time teaching experience. This residency is a great way to launch your career in education in an organization with a track record of proven success.
  • ●Opportunity to learn how to teach … well – Teaching is not easy and learning how to teach should be done thoughtfully and over time. Each KIPP Bay Area Schools Teaching Resident will be paired with a high-performing KIPP teacher, who will serve as a mentor and coach throughout the year. We strongly believe that each resident will be better prepared to transition into a full-time teaching position after a year of gaining valuable hands-on experience with this type of sustained coaching and support.

Duties and Responsibilities:Residents will assume the same schedule as a full-time KIPP Bay Area teacher. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing teaching skills through regular feedback and coaching.
  • Providing individual or small group instruction for students.
  • Leading or co-facilitating an advisory or co-curricular activity.
  • Committing to constant professional and personal growth through working closely with a team of teachers.
  • Constantly assessing student progress, and communicating results to families and colleagues.
  • Modeling the school’s values in all communications with students, families, and staff.
  • Actively participating in professional development activities, including: training sessions and working with lead teacher, principal, instructional coaches
  • Perform other school related duties as required and assigned (such as assisting with lunch, recess, dismissal, etc)


  • Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor
  • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated interest in education and a strong desire to pursue teaching as a career
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Experience working with children is preferred.

To Apply

Submit your application online with a resume here:


Learn more about the residency here: http://bit.ly/KBASTRabout

Please also email teach@kippbyarea.org a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in this position.

KIPP Bay Area Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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Experience Level

Any experience level

KIPP Bay Area Schools

About KIPP Bay Area Schools

KIPP is a national network of 200 college-preparatory public charter schools with a 20-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and in life.In the San Francisco Bay Area, two KIPP elementary schools, seven KIPP middle schools, and three KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. These innovative, tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the underserved neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western Addition in San Francisco, Redwood City, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland.

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