Join Our Team

KIPP Detroit is actively hiring. We’ve revised our hiring process for this current remote setting so that it can continue without requiring travel or in-person contact.

Joining the KIPP Detroit means driving toward social, political, and economic equity by increasing the number of students of color who graduate from college.

Here’s why…

  • Every decision we make is with the students in mind from decorating classrooms, to staffing decisions, to professional goals. We finish each sentence and idea asking, “is this what’s best for students?”

  • Students are engaged and excited about their educational journey.

  • They are more than words on paper; they are at the heart of our work.

  • We know education must walk hand in hand with deep understanding, respect and humility. We believe in fighting for social justice and for the kind of world we want our students to live in.

  • Our team & family will help you become your best self in every way. Through a growth mindset, respect, and real collaboration, you are joining a team of people who will have a transformative impact on you. When you join KIPP Detroit, you are never in this work alone.

  • We’re honored to be part of Detroit’s West Side and look forward to partnering across classrooms, streets and neighborhoods. We throw block parties, host voting polls, and visit each student’s home. We’re privileged to work with and for our community.

  • At KIPP we’ve been supporting students to and through college since the beginning. We put money behind this goal, because we know it matters.

  • As part of the national KIPP network, we learn from others and share what we’ve learned. We believe we are better together.


Our regional leadership and our school leaders have exacting visions for systems in our schools.

They are responsible for creating structures that set-up teachers and students to perform at their highest level every day. Calendars, schedules, special events, testing windows, data analysis cycles, observation cycles, curricula, lesson planning expectations, and grading requirements are determined far in advance and communicated clearly. Student behavioral expectations are high and upheld by every adult in the building using common management systems, moves, and constant attention to even the smallest details. Grade-level teams work tirelessly to create a common grade-level culture through similar language and messaging. The result is school environments that are safe, calm, joyful, and focused on academic growth, where students benefit from high-quality instruction year after year.


Our consistency can only be achieved through a lot of adult-to-adult communication.

You won’t find a school environment that is less isolating and more team-oriented than KIPP Detroit. We frequently text, speak, and meet with families, and we plan multiple family events throughout the year.

Join our team today

The National KIPP Network

KIPP Detroit staff benefit from best practices established by our local schools as well as schools across the country that are accomplishing our same mission. KIPP Detroit staff are also eligible for professional development opportunities offered by the KIPP Foundation and have access to the KIPP Share social media network.