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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.

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How to be a Co-Conspirator for a Better Tomorrow

How to be a Co-Conspirator for a Better Tomorrow

“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.

STEM Spotlight: KIPP NYC Leads the Way with FIRST!

STEM Spotlight: KIPP NYC Leads the Way with FIRST!

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.

Kesete Thompkins – The Power Of Leading With Nice

Kesete Thompkins – The Power Of Leading With Nice

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.

Staff Editorials: College Access & Representation

Staff Editorials: College Access & Representation

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.

Creating a Music Legacy at KIPP NYC

Creating a Music Legacy at KIPP NYC

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.

Sam Routhier on Team and Family – One Canvas Many Artists

Sam Routhier on Team and Family – One Canvas Many Artists

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

The Power Of Bringing Revolutionary Love Into The Classroom

The Power Of Bringing Revolutionary Love Into The Classroom

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...

All of us Will Learn: Astou Thiane’s Commitment to All Students

All of us Will Learn: Astou Thiane’s Commitment to All Students

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 Do This Work Together: Antoine Lewis, KIPP AMP Middle School

We Do This Work Together: Antoine Lewis, KIPP AMP Middle School

Antoine Lewis is the principal of KIPP AMP Middle School, but he’s also a KIPP parent whose daughter attends KIPP STAR Harlem College Prep Elementary. That personal connection is a big part of what drives him to create a school where students are challenged, loved,...

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