The Ewing Marion Kauffman School is a free, public charter school serving more than 1,200 students in 5th through 12th grades. Focused on student achievement and strong character, the school’s mission is summarized in three words: create college graduates. The school serves a student population of which 87% qualify for free and reduced lunch and 90% identify as students of color. Students are accepted by a lottery that prioritizes the six highest-need zip codes within the district. In 2019, the Kauffman School graduated its first, and founding, class of students – 100% of seniors were accepted to a four-year college or university and 72% of students will be the first in their families to attend college.
The Kauffman School seeks results-driven and culturally responsive educators to join its team. We fundamentally believe that every student can reach ambitious goals when provided a supportive academic setting, when they are surrounded by teachers who have a deep belief in their potential, and when those teachers intentionally build relationships with and connect with students’ personal goals and ambitions. We show belief in every student through setting and holding them to high expectations while building relationships. We approach rigorous learning as an activity that is responsive to students’ cultural contexts and pushes them to think critically. We seek opportunities for students to engage with and respond to the world around them - both in their immediate lives and in their broader society - while being pushed intellectually at all times.