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2021-22 Lead Middle School Teacher (5th-8th)

KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
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KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 255 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. You can learn more at

KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville is part of the KIPP national network. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepares 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.

In the 2021-22 school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region will be comprised of four schools educating 2,000 students, kindergarten through ninth grade, in the North and Westsides of Jacksonville, Florida:

· KIPP Impact Academy: 5th – 8th grade

· KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten – 6th grade

· KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten – 7th grade

· New KIPP High School (coming 2021-22): 9th grade

To support these schools, we will employ approximately 200 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 Public Schools Jacksonville, please visit To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board.

Job Description

Position Overview
KIPP Jacksonville Schools seeks teachers for our 5-8 classrooms in the 2021-22 school year. Teachers are usually assigned one grade level, one subject area, and are responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing our curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with their team, building relationships with our families, and other duties as assigned. Full teacher responsibilities are ultimately outlined by their School Leader.

All teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Schools work from 7:30am - 4:15pm Monday through Friday. Student hours are typically 7:45am – 3:45pm. Every Wednesday is a student early release day where students dismiss at 1:30pm. This allows teachers to participate in weekly professional development.

Our Middle School Model:
There are four "homeroom" teachers on each grade level who each teach a core subject area. For example, there are four teachers on the 6th grade team and each staff member teaches every student on that grade level for one subject. Class size is typically about 26 students per class.

Subjects on each grade level include English language arts, social studies, math, and science.

Certification should be clearly indicated in the 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 $50,00
  • 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 for the 2021-22 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; Middle Grades 5-9 in a particular subject; or 6-12 in a particular subject area
  • At least one complete year of teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
  • KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville 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.
  • 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

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

KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville


Jacksonville, FL



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