KIPP Teachers

Teach at KIPP! Apply to teach any of our 17 schools.
Open roles available for elementary, middle, or high school. 

Teachers   School Leaders   Teacher Residents 

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 the skills to follow the paths they choose—college, career and beyond!

KIPP is dedicated to your health and safety. As such, all interviews will be done remotely via phone or online.

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KIPP Talent Webinar: Teacher & Leader Development
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Wednesday, January 12 @ 4:00pm PT on Zoom |  RSVP
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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.

Click to find KIPP Northern California Employment Requirements.

Education Specialist (SPED)

Our schools are looking for talented and committed educators to serve as Education Specialists for our mod/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 our mission, while possessing the beliefs, character, and skills necessary to ensure student growth and achievement. Apply online

Science Teacher (High School)

Our schools are looking for talented and committed teachers for our high school students. Looking for Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Biology educators to play a key role in the establishment of curriculum and culture as they help develop a world-class education program and work closely with school’s leadership team to ensure our students learn, grow, and eventually achieve transformative life outcomes. Apply online

English Language Arts (TK-12)

Our schools are looking for talented and committed teachers for English Language Arts in our elementary, middle, and high schools. An effective teacher will find joy and purpose in teaching the habits necessary to be successful in school, and will imbue our students with a love for learning. S/he must also 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

KIPP Stockton

KIPP opened its first school in Stockton in August 2020 with plans to grow to a network of five public schools that serve grades TK-12. Founding teachers help set curriculum, grow school culture, and build a student community. You’ll make an impact in and out of the classroom with student centered learning and restorative justice practices. Be a part of the KIPP Stockton team from the start! 

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What do our teachers love about KIPP?
Work at KIPP

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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

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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 

restorative justice

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.

Founding Schools: Creating a School Community

Restorative Justice & Social Emotional Learning

Academic Progress

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.

47% KIPP Bay Area
40% CA Average
27% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
SBAC English Language Arts
56% KIPP Bay Area
51% CA Average
39% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged

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. 

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