Website KIPP Columbus
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 285 KIPP schools across the nation and the District of Columbia, serving more than 175,000 students and alumni with more than 15,000 educators.
Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently educates 2,000 students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth. With a mission to, together with families and the community, create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose — college, career, and beyond — KIPP has maintained excellence in its growth, and will improve upon that standard – proving what is possible in public education.
KIPP Columbus continues to rank as one of the top schools for academic growth of any school in the state of Ohio, and is a top performing urban school in the state for academic growth. In our first three graduating classes (in spring 2020, 2021, and 2022) 100% of students were accepted to college and/or military service with nearly $40 million in merit scholarships from colleges and universities awarded.
In addition to academic excellence, KIPP Columbus also partners with nearly 100 community organizations to provide extracurricular activities, programming, health and wellness services, meals, and more to KIPP students, families, and the broader community. KIPP is also a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, offering more than 10 varsity sports.
The KIPP Columbus learning campus will continue to advance student learning, expand partnerships, enable superior programming, and serve as a teaching and leadership lab for schools nationwide, reimagining education through a deeper lens of antiracism, excellence, and joy as we expand to educate nearly 4,000 students on our learning campus in the coming years.
Interested in learning more about our school? Please check out our website: https://www.kippcolumbus.org/
At KIPP Columbus, we recognize the critical importance of finding, developing, and supporting the best possible teammates to ensure our KIPPsters can be their best. To that end, our team is accepting applications for the paraprofessional position.
Key responsibilities of the paraprofessional include the following:
Support students with learning or emotional disabilities throughout the school day
Assist teachers with building and maintaining effective instructional teams
Assist teachers with maintaining a learning-centered supportive environment
Support teachers with planning and organizing learning experiences
Assist teachers with engaging students in learning and assisting in instruction
Assist teachers with assessing students’ needs, progress and achievement
Meet standards of professional and ethical conduct
Provide one-on-one or small group behavioral and academic support to students with disabilities
Participate in regularly scheduled school meetings and sharing relevant information
Implement proactive behavior and learning strategies
Assist in accommodating and modifying learning strategies based on learning styles, ability levels, and other individual differences
Review and reinforce classroom learning
Carry out the instructional programs and lessons as developed by the teacher
Assist in engaging learners through an awareness of cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and language development.
Implement assistive technology and other accommodations as indicated by the IEP
Observe, record and collect data as directed of students activity
Participate in continuing professional development
Participate in family meetings as required
Provide one-on-one tutoring to students
Assist with classroom management, such as organizing instructional materials
High School Diploma (minimum)
CPR and First Aid Certified
Experience working with students with disabilities (preferred)
Experience working in low-income communities (preferred)
Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students.
Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community.
Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students.
Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities.
Model the values of KIPP Columbus (Imagine, Navigate, Seek, Persevere, Integrity, Responsibility, and Empathy).
Compensation and Benefits
KIPP Columbus offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit plan including medical and dental insurance, as well as group term life insurance, retirement plan and paid time off.
Statement of Non-Disclosure
KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.
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