KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 59 public charter schools educating over 31,100 students across four regions - Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.Job Description
Please Note: Substitute Teachers are hired on a rolling and as-needed basis, your application may remain in our pool for an extended time period based on demand-based needs
Substitute teachers help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.
- Reviews the plans and schedule to be followed during the teaching day with the school leader or designated teacher
- Teaches the lessons prepared by the absent teacher
- Reports in writing, on the form provided, the day's activities at the conclusion of each day and provides other feedback as requested by the school leader
- Follows all district policies, rules, and procedures to which regular teachers are subject and which good teaching practice dictates
- Consults, as appropriate, with the school leader before initiating any lesson or other procedure not specified in the teacher's plans
- Maintains as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and classrooms to which he/she is assigned
- Assumes responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in class and at other times during the school day as requested
- Maintains appropriate student behavior at all times throughout the school day for assigned students
- Keeps informed about current educational trends and new methods in education
- Utilizes the practices and procedures in the Substitute Teachers' Handbook distributed annually by KIPP Texas Public Schools
- Maintains good relations with the faculty and staff of the district
- Treats information about students and staff with the utmost confidence
- Required: High School Diploma or GED
- Preferred: Associate's Degree, some college (60+ hrs), or Bachelor's Degree
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, curriculum content, and classroom management.
- Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
- Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedback
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
Additional InformationCompensation And Benefits
Substitute teachers are classified as part-time and work on an as-needed basis. Your hours will be varied, depending on the needs of the schools and your personal availability.