Director of Instruction - Trafalgar - job 676378

KIPP Indy Public Schools

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Trafalgar, Indiana

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description


KIPP Indy Legacy High has an environment where students are cared for, valued, and pushed to succeed. KIPP Indy Legacy High is a learning community that brings out the best in our students by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We know that taking and succeeding in advanced placement classes will ensure our students are college-ready and prepared to be competitive in post-secondary environments. As a result, our classes are tailored to ensure every moment is leading to academic excellence while also instilling the collegiate habits necessary to excel in their post-secondary choice. We work to ensure our students have the opportunity to participate in career exploration and internships in order to receive firsthand experience in their desired career fields. We know that these experiences will help shape our students' passions for the future. We also know it is necessary for students to have a deep understanding of themselves and the world around them. Through intentional study, our students will be able to speak to their passions, values, and interests, and how these can be used to impact the world around them. This, along with our partnership with Edna Martin Christian Center, will provide our students with a holistic academic experience preparing them to be informed, influential change-agents.


KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools with a 20+ year track record of providing an excellent college-prep education that sets students up for success in whatever life path they choose. KIPP currently educates more than 100,000 students in 255 schools across the country, including Indianapolis. KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) was founded in 2004 with one class of fifth-grade students and has grown to educate more than 1,250 students across three schools. KIPP Indy Legacy High was founded in 2019 with 125 ninth-grade students and will continue to grow a grade level each year to educate students in grades 9-12 by 2023. Of the students that attend KIPP Indy, 93% qualify for free and reduced lunch, 93% are African American, and 20% receive special education services. We will continue to grow KIPP Indy’s network of schools to educate a total of 1,400 students in grades K-12.

Job Description


The Director of Instruction (DOI) is a critical member of the school leadership team and will go above and beyond in order to lead instruction and school culture that maximizes learning and life outcomes for students. The DOI will partner with the school leadership team and staff to develop and implement a strong cultural vision that sets the school community to thrive academically and reach its goals. Reporting to the School Leader, the Director of Instruction will play a critical role in ensuring KIPP Indy Legacy High is equipped to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose, college, career, and beyond. So that they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.


Model and support implementation of the school’s vision, goals, and strategy

  • Supports the development of the school-wide vision and takes an active role in investing and mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school; owns the implementation of select school priorities in support of the school-wide vision

  • Collaborates with the School Leader to lead the planning and goal setting for the grades/departments that he/she coaches and ensures alignment with school-wide priorities and goals

  • Collaborates with the school leadership team to provide input on annual strategic planning

Build teachers’ instructional knowledge of standards, content, and instructional methods

  • Develops a strong understanding of academic standards for all subjects/grades for which he/she coaches; understands the implications of standards on what a student should know and be able to do

  • Studies curriculum and assessment content and further develops an understanding of how assessments map to content mastery, and what is required of students and teachers to accomplish mastery on the assessments

  • Develops own and teacher’s knowledge of best practices in instructional methods and teaches teachers how to match particular strategies to gaps in student mastery

Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high-quality instruction and support School Leader in planning and implementing enabling systems for student achievement

  • Provides high-quality instructional coaching with curriculum and planning support, frequent and scheduled teacher observations, actionable and bite-sized feedback, and accountability for adjustment in practice

  • Collaborates with the School Leader on what school-wide professional development will be the highest leverage in improving student results; leads engaging and actionable content team meetings that elevate the instructional practice and holds staff accountable for the implementation of content team learning

  • Supports teachers in how to assess student mastery and growth towards college readiness and insists that assessments are used to inform teacher instruction

  • Collaborates with teachers and leaders to monitor progress toward academic goals and to identify specific instructional strengths and adjustments needed to reach defined goals and school priorities

Collaborate with the School Leader to recruit, select, and develop teachers, teacher leaders, and emerging leaders

  • Supports the School Leader on recruiting and hiring diverse, highly effective teachers and school staff

  • Collaborates with the School Leader to identify and develop emerging leaders

  • Develops teacher leaders through goal setting, observations, and coaching by utilizing KIPP’s leadership competency model and performance management scope and sequence

  • Evaluates staff on instructional proficiency and effectiveness using the school’s instructional rubric


  • Arrive at school by 7:50 a.m.

  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including two weeks during the summer

  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with all staff

  • Meet all expectations and requirements as stated in the KIPP Indy Employee Handbook

  • Willing to meet the varied and constant needs of the students and staff at KIPP Indy


  • Valid Indiana teaching license or in the process of applying for reciprocity with valid out of state license

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of two to five years teaching in an urban public school (preferred)

  • Experience teaching in a public high school setting (preferred)

  • Strong record of helping students from underserved neighborhoods achieve academic success

  • Experience in analyzing student data and using data to inform instruction

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Indy mission and community

  • Possess a strong knowledge of content area and have met all required educator standards for their content area

  • Pass a criminal background check, as required by law

Additional Information


Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. Teachers are also eligible for performance-based bonuses.

KIPP Indy Legacy High is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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