KIPP Elementary School Physical Education Teacher (Dance or Yoga Experience Required) in Austin, Texas

**Note: Dance or Yoga teaching experience is required

ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By 2016 we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin.KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools,**KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (

OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities


  • KIPP Austin Comunidad (K-4); established in 2010
  • KIPP Austin Connections Elementary (K-4); established in 2011
  • KIPP Austin Obras (K-3); established in 2013
  • KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary (K-3); established in 2013 All KIPP Austin elementary schools follow a 50/50 dual language immersion model. Lead Teachers provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, math, science, etc.) to two homerooms daily and provide instruction entirely in English; their bilingual counterpart provides instruction in Spanish.

POSITION OVERVIEW:KIPP Austin Public Schools’ teachers are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Teachers use data to inform their instructional choices and develop dynamic lessons to engage all students; their successes are evidenced by significant academic gains attained by their students, and through students exhibiting character traits aligned with values of KIPP Austin.


  • At least 2 years of experience teaching elementary school (preferred)
  • Experience and passion for teaching Dance or Yoga to young children
  • Strong knowledge of early childhood development
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Bilingual (strongly preferred) COMPETENCIES

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community

  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • Strongdesire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students OUTCOMES:

  • Increase student growth and achievement in both English and Spanish

  • Meet desired goals/benchmarks on district-wide, state, and national assessments and measures of growth
  • Ensure growth, development, and demonstration of character traits and KIPP Austin values RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach multiple Physical Education (Dance or Yoga) Excellence classes a day (50 minutes each) to students in Kindergarten through 4th grade

  • Collaborate with a team of teachers to create, implement and assess academically rigorous lessons
  • Work with a team in a dual language educational program that promotes English and Spanish biliteracy and bilingualism
  • Develop and revise a curriculum that is aligned with the standards of KIPP Austin and Texas
  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a regular basis

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age,_ gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability._

Job Position: Elementary School Physical Education Teacher (Dance or Yoga Experience Required)

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools

Subject: Physical Education

City: Austin, TX

Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Type: Instructional

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time


Start Date: 2017-18 School Year

School Phone: 512-501-3643

School Fax: 512-672-6228

The Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools 8509 FM 969, Building 627 Austin, TX 78724