KIPP: Jacksonville Schools
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Who We Look For

General Instructional Qualifications

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

  • High Expectations:  Staff will demonstrate a commitment to working with educationally underserved students in Jacksonville and hold a high bar of excellence for both themselves and their students.
  • Growth Mindset:  We believe that every member of our KIPP community can learn more, become smarter, or be more effective if they work hard and persevere.  Staff should have the desire and humility to receive and implement feedback to improve their practice.
  • Commitment to Team:  We are in this work together.  Our staff believes that greater success comes from working together as a team. For our students to reach their potential, our team must take great care of our students and each other.

Beyond our core values, we do list specific job qualifications as part of every job posting on our Regional Job Board, but in general, these are the requirements of our instructional positions:

Baker Teaching Fellows (lower-elementary only; usually new teachers)

  • Graduate of/currently enrolled in traditional or alternative teacher preparation program completed prior to start date (highly preferred)
  • Appropriate certification as determined by our district (or equivalent)
  • Bachelor’s degree

+ Click here to jump to the Baker Teaching Fellowship page to learn more about the program
+ Click here to jump to the official online application

Lead Teachers: (elementary, middle, electives, etc.)

  • 2+ years of teaching experience as a lead teacher
  • Experience teaching in an urban population (highly preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Appropriate certification as determined by our district (or equivalent)
  • Highly Qualified status or willingness to take HQ steps

+ click here to jump to the official online application to be a Lead Teacher-Elementary
+ click here to jump to the official online application to be a Lead Teacher – Middle
+ click here to jump to the official online application to be a Learning Specialist (ESE)

Please do not apply to KIPP if you:

  • Believe that some children just can’t learn.
  • Want to work at KIPP because our children are well behaved.
  • Believe that teaching at KIPP is easier than teaching elsewhere.
  • Plan to make excuses for children’s behavior or academics based on their previous life experiences, family situations, or available resources.