Company Description:

As a leader in providing high quality education for low-income students, KIPP Memphis Public Schools (KIPP Memphis) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing public charter schools. KIPP’s network spans more than 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students achieve their post-high school goals. The mission of KIPP Memphis is “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.”

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

Job Description:

Open Position Details:

  • Middle School 
  • High School 

Reporting to the Principal, Substitute Teachers are responsible for performing many organizational and classroom management tasks to support both KIPP Memphis teachers and students. Substitute Teachers will perform additional duties, as necessary, to ensure that all students learn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with the instructor in order to assist in daily lesson plans
  • Aid in preparing materials to be used for projects, including art and science
  • Provide individual assistance to children in small groups to ensure an understanding of concepts
  • Strictly adhere to the school’s rules and policies
  • Ensure the safety of the students within the classroom, on field trips, and throughout the campus
  • Assist teachers in reviewing, grading and recording homework and tests
  • Maintain, observe and assess each student’s progress through assessments, and be aware of students who need more one-on-one guidance



  • High School Diploma, plus forty-eight (48) college credit hours
  • Basic understanding of childhood development and steps to support children of various ages
  • Ability to effectively communicate with teachers and parents regarding student’s progress and behavior
  • Strong organizational skills are essential to aid in preparing materials for several daily lesson plans
  • Personal accountability and patience are essential when working with children daily in a classroom environment
  • Ability to prioritize activities quickly and support the teacher in instances that are exceptionally busy
  • Basic writing, math and science skills are necessary to assist in teaching students and answering their questions
  • Ability to manage potentially challenging behavior from students and maintain a professional and patient demeanor
  • Experience fostering positive relationships with children and adults in a learning environment


  • Experience working with children in a similar demographic area

Additional Information:

ADA Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and actively monitoring student behavior while teaching
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to traverse classroom and adjust height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child
  • Must be able to facilitate classroom transitions by walking through hallways and up and down stairs with students

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

All application information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.