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2022-23 Lead Elementary Teacher (K-4)

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools Jacksonville, FL

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
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KIPP Public Schools is a network of 270 public charter schools with nearly 10,000 educators and more than 160,000 students and alumni. You can learn more at

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is part of the KIPP national network. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

High quality teaching in our classrooms is not only about getting great academic results; it must also be about encouraging and equipping our students to use their voices to call out injustice and to build a more just world. We are more committed than ever to making sure ALL decisions that affect students at KIPP Jacksonville are filtered through a lens of equity and racial justice.

In the 2022-23 school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region will be comprised of four schools educating 2,000+ students, kindergarten through tenth grade, in the North and Westsides of Jacksonville, Florida:

  • KIPP Impact Academy: Kindergarten - 2nd, 6th – 8th grade
  • KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten – 7th grade
  • KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten – 8th grade
  • KIPP Bold City High School: 9th - 10th grade

To support these schools, we will employ approximately almost 300 full-time staff members. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please visit To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board.

Job Description

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools seeks elementary teachers for our kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms in the 2022-23 school year. Teachers are assigned one grade level and are responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with their team, building relationships with families, and other duties as assigned. Full teacher responsibilities are ultimately outlined by their school leader.

For the 2022-23 school year, teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools (K-8) will work from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and may have occasional meetings or special school events outside of these hours. Student hours are typically 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Every Wednesday is a student early release day (1:30 p.m.), which allows teachers to participate in weekly professional development.


  • Kindergarten and first grade: some lead teachers in our kindergarten or first grade classrooms will work with a certified, novice teacher (fellow) in their classroom. In this co-teaching model, lead teachers share the responsibility and accountability of their classroom with the teaching fellow. Class size is approximately 26 students. The other classrooms in kindergarten and first grade feature a single certified teacher and typically have a paraprofessional for part of the school day. All kindergarten and first grade classrooms are self-contained and are responsible for at least English Language Arts and Math instruction.

  • Second grade: all lead teachers in second grade are self-contained and are responsible for at least English Language Arts and Math instruction. Average class size is approximately 26 students.

  • Third and fourth grade: all lead teachers are departmentalized. A single lead teacher in each classroom is responsible for teaching specific subjects (e.g. only math). Class size is approximately 26 students. In this model, most teachers plan for one subject and teach lessons to multiple cohorts of students.

Please note that fifth grade is considered part of our middle school model and is part of a separate application.

Our current compensation and benefits structure is very competitive and is commensurate with experience.

  • Our current starting salary for a first-year lead teacher is $50,000

  • Free individual health benefits (including medical, dental, and vision)***

  • Free individual short-term and long-term disability insurance***

  • 403(b) retirement program with a company match***

  • To support teacher practice and their growth, all lead teachers receive individualized coaching and professional development.

***This offering is subject to change each school year. Terms would be outlined in an offer letter, if issued.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Relevant Florida Teaching Certification or Eligibility for Certification (Elementary Education K-6 or Pre-K-Primary-Grade 3)

  • At least one complete year of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom

  • KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools believes that our staff will represent our core values—high expectations, a growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. We search for established educators who embody them.

  • Possesses a deep commitment to both racial and educational equity for all children

  • Passing a background check, as required by law


  • Florida Reading Endorsement (or reading competency coursework in progress)

  • Two or more years of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom in an elementary grade level

If applicants have questions about Florida certification, please visit Applicants should list all details about their certification status in the application, including a Florida statement of eligibility or an out-of-state teaching certificate.

Additional Information

Please complete an application and upload a resume via our job board. No applicants will be considered that submit resumes through other job postings. Link here:


If you have questions about positions at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please email Emma at Please understand that resumes and/or cover letters are not accepted via email and you will be redirected to apply via the website.

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our schools. KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools


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