Social Studies Teacher
KIPP SoCal Public Schools
 San Diego, CA
About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

Social Studies Teacher Opportunity

  • Teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and inspire the passion needed for our students to achieve their goals, live their best lives, and positively impact the world
  • Create eight step lesson plans thoroughly and prepare needed materials for an effective lesson consistently
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies based on the diverse needs of all the students that engage all students
  • Develop and administer a variety of assessments to measure students’ growth towards goals and to monitor students mastery of the content standards
  • Analyze informal and formal student assessment results and use this information to drive and inform instruction
  • Communicate and collaborate professionally with teammates, parents, and community members
  • Implement classroom management techniques to create a nurturing and structured classroom environment and structure
  • Maintain high expectations for students academic achievement and conduct
  • Value and draw upon students’ experiences and backgrounds

Social Studies Teacher Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required
  • Passing score on the California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) or basic skills equivalency required
  • Possession of a valid preliminary or clear single subject teaching credential in the Social Studies preferred
  • 2 years lead teaching experience preferred

Social Studies Teacher Perks

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP LA life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)


KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.