Open Doors - The KIPP NYC Careers Blog
Our open door policy encourages collaboration and sharing. It also means that no door is closed to you and your career growth.
As she prepares to open a KIPP school in the Bronx, Dominique Mejia, shares her unique journey from KIPP student to future principal.
“In the age of being woke, people assume that because they’re in education or because they work in our schools, it automatically makes them anti-racist,” says KIPP Infinity Elementary dean Eric Cato. “But being just an ally is not enough,” he argues.
FIRST has allowed our students to see themselves as the next Leland Melvin or Katherine Johnson — it’s provided inspiration for them to dream BIG and believe that they CAN do anything in the world of STEM despite what society says.
What I have learned since then, is that nice is the most powerful tool on the path to prosperity. If used correctly, it opens up a world of possibilities for our students. For me, leading with kindness has made all the difference in the world.
Recently, two KIPP NYC staffers posted editorials on two two key priorities for KIPP – getting more of our students to and through college, and, having more teachers who look like our students in our schools.
The idea behind the pilot program is to give kids exposure to music from Kindergarten onwards, so by the time they get to 5th grade, they’re more prepared for the next level of music classes.
I’m an artist. This notebook is my sketchpad, and my classroom is my canvas. But what I failed to realize is that my paintbrush is imbued with the work of some real masters of teaching. All I had to do was take advantage of KIPP’s open door policy. – Sam Routhier
Whether it's the first day of school or in the bleak winter, how do we get bright smiles and warmth from our students? With a seemingly simple formula, Washington Heights Elementary School teacher, Yenelsa Duran, brings so much love into the classroom on day one that...
Since undocumented students don’t have the option of leaving their status at the doors of our classrooms, we as teachers must sit in our discomfort, learn about this issue, and act from within the classroom to make sure when we say “All Students Will Learn”, we truly mean All.
“We believe in the infinite potential of all people. Our hope, faith, and optimism fuel our daily work and drive us toward achieving a more equitable and just world, starting with our KIPPsters.”
KIPP helps me to recognize the importance of data in order to help kids achieve while letting me exude joy and celebrate social intelligence.
I think what makes KIPP, KIPP is that we believe in building a student’s character so that they can leverage that to be successful academically.