KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is on the immediate lookout for a great Licensed Teacher for Elementary grades K-4 for the 2020-2021 School Year. 

  • Please include your preferred grade and subject area in your application and resume.

Job Description

Reporting to the School Leader (Principal), KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produce unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers are also responsible for promoting a college-preparatory culture that assists our students on their journey to and through college. Teachers will perform additional duties, as necessary, to ensure that all KIPP students will learn and contribute to the school’s overall community. Whatever it takes. No excuses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a program of study and unit/weekly/daily lessons that, aligned with the school’s curriculum and that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Implement, by instruction and action, the region’s philosophy of education, the KMCS curriculum, and instructional goals and objectives
  • Utilize diagnostic assessment tools to identify learning strengths and needs of every student, on a regular basis, for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic and leadership standards
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to assure safety in the classroom and the school for all students
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Assist the administrative team in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues
  • Actively engage in all professional development opportunities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned



  • State licensure and certification complete 
  • Commitment to working with educationally underserved students
  • Commitment to the design and development of the school 


  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • Master’s in Education / Teaching / Content area
  • Experience/strength in content area/Highly Qualified status 
  • Experience teaching in an urban school and/or charter network

About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools:

As a leader in providing high quality education for students who need us most, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing network of schools. KIPP’s network spans more 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students go to and through college. The mission of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is to create high performing schools in the Memphis community that will equip all students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to succeed through college, the competitive world and to live choice-filled lives.

Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools serves elementary, middle, and high school students in North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis.

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.