Teacher Position posted 3/30

Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence, MA

 

Teacher – Multiple Subject Areas and Grade Levels

 

About Lawrence Public Schools: 

Lawrence Public Schools is an urban district serving more than 13,000 students, the majority of whom are economically disadvantaged. More than 30% of our students our English Learners. We are committed to ensuring that our students, who have for too long been underserved, are provided with a high-quality, free, public education at their local, district schools. In 2012, Lawrence Public Schools began a district-wide turnaround effort across its schools that continues today. Led by a state-appointed Receiver, Lawrence's schools and educators are given unprecedented autonomy to chart their own course. Our turnaround is grounded in the belief that individual schools are the fundamental unit of change. 

 

About This Position:

The Educator will help to close the achievement gap by working with small groups, individuals, and the whole class to ensure that students are receiving standards-based and rigorous instruction, appropriate support, and necessary accommodations.  This individual will report to the Principal and will work closely with Grade Level Teams, ESL Educators, Special Education Staff Members, and the School Leadership Team.

 

Responsibilities:

The Educator’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

·     Teach, reinforce, remediate, and ensure mastery of academic content with individual students, small groups of students, and whole class(es) of students;

·     Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards and MA frameworks;

·     Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;

·     Use assessment data to refine curriculum and modify instructional practices;

·     Communicate effectively, consistently, and professionally with students, families, and colleagues;

·     Provide support, accommodations, and attention to all students;

·     Participate in curriculum and professional development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

·     Ensure students are engaged and invested in the classroom, managing behavior and providing incentives;

·     Comply with school, district, and statewide policies and regulations;

·     Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards; and

·     Complete other duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Characteristics:

The Educator should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Passionate belief in Lawrence Public Schools;
  • Commitment to the academic and personal success of Lawrence Public Schools students and families;
  • Proven history of successful collaboration;
  • Ability to take initiative and succeed in a fast-paced classroom/ school environment while remaining calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges; and
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and maintain a positive learning environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected and utilized.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required/ Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level and subject area;
  • Deep understanding of RETELL obligations and ability to meet SEI requirements for MA educators; and
  • Current Authorization to work in the United States.

 

Salary and benefits in accordance with the Lawrence Teachers’ Union contract and LPS policy.

How to Apply:

Please apply for positions in Lawrence Public Schools by visiting our website at https://lawrenceps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

 

    
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