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Virtual Special Education Teacher

Kipp Dc
United States

24-25 VLP Special Education Teacher

About KIPP DC Public Schools

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,400 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network’s 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and continually seek to improve sustainability, benefits, and support for teachers. We are seeking staff who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.

Virtual Learning at KIPP DC

Enrollment in the Virtual Learning Program has highlighted a need for a virtual learning option, primarily in our middle school grades. Moreover, we have received inquiries from multiple high school families expressing interest in this program. 

In response to the evolving landscape and the expressed needs of our families for a virtual option for Middle and High school students, we are adjusting the scope of our program. We aim to better align with the demand we are currently observing, particularly from our 5-12 families.

The goal of the virtual learning program at KIPP DC is to develop a desire and love for learning in students in our virtual program. Staff members give students in our program personalized experience, seeking to know a child, their family, their strengths, and their areas for growth, in a fully virtual space.  The virtual program strives to provide students with an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects through core content instruction, enrichment classes, and Personalized Learning Programs. Teachers in our virtual classrooms use KIPP DC curriculum, modified as necessary, to support students in their learning. Virtual staff cultivate a strong sense of belonging and a strong relationship with their virtual classroom of students and families.

Through powerful learning experiences and relationships, our virtual learning program will drive student learning in English Language Arts, math, science, social studies, special education, and enrichment options. In core subjects, 5nd-8th grade teachers implement research-based curricula that are Common Core aligned and student centered. KIPP DC curricula is added to and revised by a committee of teachers and leaders focusing on culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy. Our teachers are experts not only in their content area(s), but also in virtual instruction. 

Through planning time, content meetings, and daily student work/data analysis, virtual teachers work collaboratively with peers in the virtual school program and across our network. Staff receive feedback and support from a school leader, network content coaches, and other teammates. School culture at the virtual program is grounded in Positive Behavior Incentives Systems (PBIS) led by the Manager of Student Success. Student identity and creativity is recognized through weekly celebrations.

Key Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Lead instruction and learning
    • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC’s mission and to advancing its antiracist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and families
    • Subscribe to the Vision for Teaching Excellence and commit/contribute to constant professional growth and development
    • Provide timely and meaningful evaluation/correction of student work and student questions (quick return is critical in the online setting)
    • Maintain positive supervision and an orderly online classroom.
    • Implement the program-wide and classroom management policies and practices
    • Show initiative in generating ideas and solutions; solve problems and achieve results beyond what is expected
  • Plan for instruction based on virtual content and Individual Education Plans
    • Facilitate whole group instruction utilizing co-teaching models, small group instruction, and individualized instruction based on student IEPs 
    • Progress monitor IEP goals
    • Collaborate with other Virtual Teachers, Related Service Providers, Compliance Manager, and the Director of the VLP to analyze data, group students, teach, and assign interventions
    • Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure inclusivity and IEP implementation 
    • Design learning experiences and materials that address goals on IEPs
    • Prepare intellectually by analyzing student work, anticipating challenges in the lesson, proactively planning for those challenges in order to ensure that ALL students are getting excellent instruction tailored to their needs  
    • Analyze and respond to student work to create opportunities to respond to student misconceptions
    • Determine how students spend instructional time within a fixed rotation schedule (i.e., personalized learning, small group instruction, individual check-ins), utilizing every minute as learning time.
    • Utilize assessments that accurately measure student progress
    • Analyze data from personalized learning platforms to assign students aligned lessons to their needs and plan small group instruction
    • Invest students in their learning using a variety of techniques
  • Build trusting relationships with staff, ALL students, and families
    • Act as advisor for students on their caseload and be the connection between the school and family: communicate with their students and parents, keeping them informed of students’ progress.
    • Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and academic learning needs and barriers
    • Identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
    • Build a classroom culture that empowers students, affirms their identities, and creates a sense of belonging for all students
    • Respond to student and family phone calls as soon as possible
  • Case Management
    • Track students goals on IEPs
    • Complete all necessary paperwork in compliance with DCMR Chapter 30 and IDEA
    • Complete quarterly progress reports for families
    • Complete annual transition plans
    • Attend quarterly family conferences
  • Be available for virtual program every day
    • KIPP DC virtual learning program teachers are on duty and available online Monday through Friday from 7:30-4:00 (M, W, F) or 5:00 (T, R) pm.
    • Perform advisory and closing circle, analyze student work and data daily, and facilitate whole group as a co-teacher, small group, and individualized work time for 5 instructional blocks out of the day 
    • Attend weekly team meetings, IEP meetings, Case Manager meetings, professional development sessions, and check-ins with leader
    • Display an incredible work ethic and a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year
    • This could include but not limited to: attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and other events involving parents and students as needed. They will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree in content area (Preferred)
  • Master’s or course work in special education (Preferred)
  • At least two years of special education teaching experience in a public school - upper elementary to MS (Required)
  • At least one year of teaching special education virtually - upper elementary to MS (Required)
  • Proven ability to lead virtual instruction, including driving student outcomes
  • Commitment to working with students from communities with limited access to quality educational opportunities
  • Must maintain a professional virtual work environment, free of distraction (Required)
  • Must have access to stable, high speed internet (Required)
  • Must live within the continental United States and maintain east coast hours (Required)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • When it comes to compensation, at KIPP DC we strive for clarity, equity, and to be highly competitive. We look at compensation benchmarks in schools across DC. Virtual teacher salaries are exempt and start at $60,260 and increase with years of experience. Please see the salary scale here (under Virtual Teacher). 
  • KIPP DC offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurances; various voluntary benefits; and employer paid benefits such as short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and a membership to One Medical.
  • KIPP DC also offers a 403(b) retirement account with a 3% employer contribution and a 3% match with vesting after three years.
  • Currently, individuals in this role have up to 10 paid sick days, 12 paid holidays, paid Thanksgiving week break, winter break, spring break, and summer break. This is subject to change and your exact schedule will be shared in your offer letter.
  • All employees who use public transit through WMATA are eligible for pre-tax deductions for transportation costs.
  • Teachers are provided with a laptop computer for work.
  • Teachers have access to KIPP DC’s additional development and enrichment opportunities such as Special Education Fellowship, School Culture Champion Grants, Classroom Innovation Grants, and various fellowship and pilot programs launched each year
  • This position is permanently remote

Equal Opportunity Employer
KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

Click here or here to review KIPP DC’s non-discrimination policy and KIPP DC’s Title IX Coordinator’s contact information. 

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