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KIPP K - 8th Grade Lead Teacher - ESL (2022-2023) in Boston, Massachusetts

Multilingual Learner (MLL) Lead Teacher KIPP MA is looking for talented, committed, and culturally competent MLL lead teachers who have the power to amplify our children’s potential by creating a school experience that affirms, values, and challenges students each day. We seek to create a professional and authentic environment of joy, excellence, care, and community where educators can make long-term transformative outcomes for students. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Classroom Responsibilities * Ensure that all children feel affirmed, valued, and challenged every day * Create and foster a positive and safe learning environment * Meet regularly with co-teachers to review student data and plan appropriate language supports * Create language goals and objectives and plan lessons that move students toward meeting these goals * Plan and teach small group language-focused lessons * Consider students’ language, cultural, and background needs in lesson planning, execution, and classroom culture * Co-create and internalize academically aligned lesson plans, unit plans, rubrics, and assessments * Set specific, ambitious growth goals for all students and identify and leverage all necessary resources to ensure they meet them * Infuse core values into daily lessons and every school practice, implementing school-wide student culture systems and positive classroom management strategies * Maintain accurate student grades/records and strong lines of communication with students and families regularly regarding students’ growth and progress * Plan and administer ACCESS testing for MLL students and maintain accurate documentation for testing accommodations * Provide consultation to SEI teachers and teachers who work with EMLs (Exited MLLs) * Administer TELL assessment 4x/year (quarterly) * Complete quarterly progress reports for current MLL students School and Professional Responsibilities * Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year * Take ownership for the development of your craft and seek feedback from your coach (meet 1x/1-2 weeks with coach, implement feedback, engage in co-planning and active practices, participate in live coaching, etc.) * Perform necessary support duties including (but not limited to) coverage, bus, lunch, and dismissal duties * Develop strong relationships with families through participating in school events, the MLL Family Council, and consistent phone calls home * Assist with planning and attend MLL Family Council meetings * Be willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to accountability, change, and improvement * Collaborate with grade level and content teams to tackle common challenges and implement grade-wide systems, sharing responsibility for all students * Participate in IEP meetings for dual classified students (complete MLL teacher input from pre-meeting; recommend and record ACCESS testing accommodations; share progress toward language goals; and give insight into how language may impact or be impacted by the student’s disability) * Dependable attendance according to our school calendar * Lead conversations with colleagues about ACCESS/MLL assessment data and collaborate to implement appropriate language supports for all students Regional Responsibilities * Embody KIPP MA’s Code of Conduct by acting with integrity, leading with humanity, centering self-awareness and critical consciousness, taking personal responsibility, and engaging productively * Obtain required MA ESL Teaching License and pass ESL MTEL * Participate and engage in regional professional development and community events as required KIPP MA teachers are supported in their demanding work by experienced and dedicated leadership and staff who have themselves proven successful in the teaching role. Our leaders maintain consistent school-wide systems and procedures - academic, behavioral, cultural, logistical - designed to permit teachers to do their best work. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, there will occasionally be other duties as assigned that teachers will engage in to help promote a positive and safe learning environment and culture. QUALIFICATIONS * Love and have an unwavering belief in the high potential of all students * Commitment to anti-racism and equity * Demonstrated ability to drive student growth and achievement and to create a warm, inclusive, rigorous learning environment * Passion for subject/content area and demonstrated commitment to professional learning * 2+ years of full-time teaching experience * Bachelor’s Degree required * KIPP MA requires that all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved by KIPP MA for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief). * Pass Criminal Background Checks * Passing score ESL MTEL required * Preliminary or Permanent MA ESL Teaching Licensure Required KIPP MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables all of our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. We hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. What We Offer The starting base salary for this exempt position is $55,000 (per 1.0 FTE/45 hours per week), depending on years of experience after your Bachelors degree (+$3,000 for 1st advanced degree and +$1,500 for 2nd advanced degree) with a $1,000 signing bonus—and retention and longevity bonuses in subsequent years. We offer a comprehensive tiered benefits plan, with a competitive employer contribution toward premiums for health insurance, including coverage for spouse/domestic partner and/or children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, flexible PTO, life insurance, work-life balance benefits, paid family and medical leaves, flexible spending account options, parenting and elder care benefits, free access to financial coaching and services, commuter benefits, 403(b) plans, individualized coaching, and referral bonuses. KIPP MA may offer a relocation stipend to help defray the cost of moving for this role, where applicable. All staff and educators at KIPP MA are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP MA, please view our Employee Value Proposition. Application process Internal candidates: If you are currently a member of the KIPP MA team, please apply by emailing your resume to the Recruitment Team at Be sure to indicate to which position you wish to apply. External candidates: If you do not currently work for the KIPP MA team, please visit our job board at and complete an online application. 1. The KIPP MA Recruitment Team will select candidates to move forward to the video/phone screen interview stage. 2. Following the phone interview, the KIPP MA team will invite qualified candidates to interview with KIPP MA School or Regional Office Teams.