Careers - KIPP Nashville


Join the KIPP Nashville Team and Family

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Come for the Job Opportunity, Stay for the Career

We are committed to building teams that provide mirrors for our students. If you want to be at a place where your voice matters and take part in this trajectory-changing work, then KIPP is the place for you.


Benefits of Joining Our Team and Family

  • Our teachers make at least 10% ahead of the district teacher scale for Bachelor’s and Master’s level pay
  • Ongoing commitment to being leaders in teacher pay in Nashville and across our state
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid family leave
  • Access to retirement plans for full-time staff members
  • Unparalleled, targeted professional development based on role and experience level and aligned to a teammate’s career aspirations
  • Work with other dedicated, driven, and growth-minded educators
  • Teachers are given weekly professional development opportunities through one-on-one coaching and classroom observations
  • 40 full-time instructional coaches across the network
  • Pedagogical training
  • Network-wide professional development
  • Access to support and opportunities as part of the national KIPP network
  • Multiple Leadership and Talent pathways
  • Licensure pathways

Hiring Process

We’re here to set you up for success. For this reason, we establish clear expectations and timelines for all candidates going through the job application process. While the process itself can look different based on the role you’re applying for, you can expect our process to follow these steps:


Submit application


Conduct phone interview with a KIPP Nashville teammate


Complete a virtual teaching demo and debrief (teachers) OR a performance task


Final interview


Reference check




Start your journey at KIPP Nashville!

- Edwina Onofua, 8th grade Reading Teacher at KIPP Academy Nashville

“I do this work to inspire and motivate my students to thrive in the world around us. I take pride in cultivating innovative thinkers and diverse leaders of our future.”

- Edwina Onofua, 8th grade Reading Teacher at KIPP Academy Nashville
- Jenene Phillips, KIPP Kirkpatrick Teacher and Parent, with her children Jatavious, Jarvis and Ari’onna

“I love KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary both as a parent and as an employee. My three children go here, and I work here, so I can say on multiple levels how special this place is. You will build so many amazing relationships here that you wouldn’t think of. It’s not just a great place academically, because kids are growing a lot with that, but it’s also a place where kids will grow emotionally. The level of support inside and outside the classroom is incredible. It’s been an amazing experience to grow professionally alongside my children!”

- Jenene Phillips, KIPP Kirkpatrick Teacher and Parent, with her children Jatavious, Jarvis and Ari’onna

KIPP Nashville by the Numbers

403 employees
60% of employees who identify as people of color
Top Workplaces Award in Nashville Award Winner
9 schools
1 mission

Work at KIPP Nashville

KIPP Nashville teachers experience continuous instruction, interaction, and professional development in a supportive, growth-minded environment.

Talent Pathways

At KIPP Nashville, we recognize that no one’s career journey looks the same. We provide a variety of talent pathways that help our teammates develop as leaders and grow within our organization. Whether you want to hone in on your teaching skills and stay in the classroom, or have a strong desire to serve in a leadership role, we are here to provide the necessary tools and support for you to pursue the path of your choosing.

Our leadership development pathways work and provide opportunities for internal candidates to grow in the next step of their careers. In the 2022-2023 school year, all three of our principal vacancies were filled by leaders who participated in and completed our Principal in Residence program and 68% of school-based leadership roles were filled by internal candidates.

Current Talent Pathways

  • Teacher Residency
  • Master Teacher
  • Director of Operations in Residence
  • Principal in Residence


Current Openings

Ready to start your career at KIPP Nashville Public Schools? Visit our current openings page to check out our current opportunities.


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