Teaching at KIPP

More than 3,800 KIPP teachers are working every day to ensure our students gain the knowledge, skills, and character they need to succeed in college and in life. As we grow, we have hundreds of opportunities for passionate, dedicated teachers who want to make an impact on the lives of students from underserved communities. Apply now >

New Teacher Programs

Are you a recent college graduate or career changer interested in a teaching career with KIPP?
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Why build your career at KIPP?

At KIPP, you never stop learning. 

We know that great teachers have the biggest impact on student achievement in our schools. That’s why we provide our teachers with so many opportunities to continue learning and growing as professionals. Throughout the year KIPP teachers engage in school and region-wide professional development days, participate in professional learning communities, and attend our annual conference called the KIPP School Summit (KSS), where they can learn from some of the best educators in the country. 

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The best way discover if KIPP is right for you is to visit a KIPP school. In the meantime:


At KIPP, you have the support of a national network.

A common saying at KIPP is “Team Always Beats Individual.” We foster a culture of collaboration within our school buildings and across state lines, as we all work toward the same goal of supporting our students to and through college. As part of one larger team, our teachers learn from each other’s successes and challenges, taking advantage of lesson plans, strategies, and innovative ideas from peers across the country. 

Watch the video below to learn about our journey as a network of schools: 

Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching

The Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award, named after Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg's mentor, recognizes outstanding teachers from the KIPP network. The winning teachers, who were nominated by their school leaders, were recognized for their leadership in and dedication to improving outcomes for students in underserved communities. Each teacher received $10,000 from the KIPP Foundation as part of the award recognition.

Silvestre Arcos
KIPP Washington Heights Middle School
New York, NY

Phylis Bloom
KIPP Philosophers Academy
Los Angeles, CA

Andrea Criollo
KIPP Memphis Academy Middle
Memphis, TN

Stephanie Hinton
KIPP Central City Academy
New Orleans, LA

Padmini Jambulapati
KIPP Summit Academy
San Lorenzo, CA

Elizabeth Nickens-El
KIPP DC: Grow Academy
Washington, DC

Dayna Perry
KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy
Philadelphia, PA

Kristen Russell
KIPP Academy Boston
Boston, MA

Mirella Sales
KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters
Austin, TX

Ryan Sims
KIPP Central City Academy
New Orleans, LA

In addition to local community awards and network recognition, our teachers have also been recognized nationally. KIPP teachers nationwide have received high teaching honors such as the Wal-Mart and Sam's Club Teacher of the Year Award, the Disney Teacher Award, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Award, and the American Ambassador in Education Award.

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