Change the world. Teach at KIPP.
Teach through a lens of social justice help develop in our students the knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world. We work to provide students with the knowledge and character skills essential to thrive in college and life, and above all, positively impact the world.
KIPP is dedicated to your health and safety. As such, all interviews will be done remotely via phone or online.
Teacher Role Spotlights
Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. We strive to cultivate an experienced and representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond. Click to view complete list of openings
Education Specialist (SPED)
Our schools are looking for talented and committed educators to serve as Education Specialists for our moderate- severe elementary, middle, and high school STP programs. STP Education Specialists serve as Special Education Teachers & Case Managers, working primarily with students with Individualized Education Plans in a Special Day Class (SDC) setting. Be committed to KIPP Public Schools Northern California’s mission, while possessing the beliefs, character traits, and skills necessary to ensure student growth and achievement. Apply online
What do our teachers love about KIPP?
Work at KIPP
KIPP teachers receive specialized professional development and individualized coaching to grow professionally.
“What I appreciate about KIPP’s professional development opportunities is that they are really intentional and always aimed at making us better teachers and leaders so we can help our students grow.”
Ernestina Thompson, AP English teacher at KIPP King Collegiate
KIPP creates learning environments where students of all races, incomes, and abilities are known, respected, and empowered.
“I chose to work at KIPP because I saw that they are dedicated to provide equitable outcomes for their students of color no matter their zip code.”
Thomas Times, 2nd grade teacher at KIPP Valiant
KIPP schools use social-emotional teacher practices and form partnerships with community-based groups.
“KIPP students are building confidence and social & emotional learning. I love that our students have authentic connections with each other, the staff, and they take that out to their families and communities.”
Michelle Verrochi, School Leader at KIPP Navigate
All KIPP schools use restorative practices to help students learn how their actions impact others and reach resolutions that benefit the school community.
“Restorative justice works when communication, connection, and understanding is part of the process. At KIPP we try see the story behind the behavior and help students without being punitive.”
Gustavo Arámbula Jr., Culture Content Specialist at
KIPP San Jose Collegiate
KIPP advisors support students as they select the college that is right for them and prepare for a career based on their interests and passions.
“I had amazing educators & college advisors at KIPP and it made me want to become a teacher. I chose to teach at KIPP because I want my students to have the academic support and encouragement that I did.”
Brianti Williams, KIPP teacher & alum
KIPP Northern California has developed a distance learning plan that supports all students. At the start of school closure we brought together online standards-based Math and English/Language Arts programs, independent reading, wellness and progress check-ins with teachers, and Google Classroom lessons and activities. Each of our schools distributed Chromebooks, online resource recommendations, and learning plans to all of our families.
All schools will begin the year with 100% distance learning. Read more about our 2020 Reopening Plan.
Learn more about teaching at KIPP! Stay tuned for details on how to join our next information session.
Founding Schools: Creating a School Community
Restorative Justice & Social Emotional Learning
KIPP teachers foster a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity and use data to tailor lessons to meet the learning needs of students. The approach has yielded strong results. Students at KIPP Public Schools Northern California significantly outperform the state averages for all public school students and those students from low-income families.
SBAC English Language Arts
Teach at KIPP!
We are hiring teachers for Grades TK – 12 in all subjects. Check out all our open teaching positions or talk to one of our KIPP recruiters.