Nov 19, 2019

KIPP Texas - Dallas-Fort Worth: Fisher Fellowship (2020-2021)

  • KIPP Texas
  • Dallas, TX
Full-time Education

Job Description

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools

Dallas, TX
Type: Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year

Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools
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KIPP Texas Dallas-Fort Worth: Fisher Fellowship (2020-2021)



Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.

In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impacting more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.

In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.

KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural "North Star":

As a Team & Family, we:
Champion Equity
Chase Excellence
Persist with Purpose
Bring Joy
Rise Together

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

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The Fisher Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership while preparing fellows to open a new KIPP school.

As part of the Fisher Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
  • Summer Institute : An intensive, multi-week program with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting.
  • Intersessions : Four intensive multi-day leadership development sessions throughout the Fellowship year.
  • Residencies : Up to three residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow's region. Each three-day residency provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into the instructional, operational, and performance management practices of successful schools and school leaders. Additionally, Fellows will take part in up to eight week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.
  • School Launch Plan : Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides the founding and growth of the Fellow's new school.
  • Coaching : One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach throughout the year.
  • Continuous Support : On-going support from the Director of the Fisher Fellowship.

  • Bachelor's degree

At the time of application, we prefer that applicants have:
  • Completed at least two years of experience in school-wide leadership as a principal, assistant principal, or dean
  • Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results

Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Texas leaders. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.

The KIPP Texas provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

If you are a current KIPP employee, you must discuss this opportunity with your manager before applying.

The deadline to apply to the Fisher Fellowship for KIPP Texas is February 7, 2020. If you are interested in applying to the fellowship with other regions, please check their job listings carefully, as deadlines between regions vary.

Please note that if your application progresses to our Final Selection Event, we will invite you to an in-person Selection event on March 30 , 2020 and March 31, 2020.

The fellowship selection process evaluates candidates on their readiness for school leadership using both the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies .

For details on information requested through the application, please visit the Fisher Fellowship Selection Process website; detailed information is available under the "Application Components" section.

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