Lawrence High School

Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3037742
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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 70% of our students speak a language other than English as their first language. 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.

About Abbott Lawrence Academy:
Abbott Lawrence Academy (ALA) offers students in Lawrence an opportunity previously unavailable to most: the chance to experience a rich and rewarding honors education in the tradition of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, free of charge. All of our students undergo a comprehensive admissions process consisting of an application and entrance exam.

With an inaugural cohort of grade 9 students in the fall of 2015, ALA promised a first-of-its-kind experience: the personalization of an accelerated academic program combined with access to the robust enrichment programs available on the Lawrence High School Campus. The result has been a school that challenges its students every day and ultimately prepares them for admission to the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities.

In addition to having rigorous academic expectations, ALA students are required to participate in a club or sport every year. Additionally, each student is expected to complete at least 100 hours of community service over the course of his or her ALA experience. Our ultimate goal is to develop well-rounded students who are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to have successful post-secondary careers.

About This Position:
A successful candidate will act out the ALA mission of providing a high quality, rigorous, college preparatory education for each student in a safe and nurturing learning environment that values hard work, determination and citizenship. Additionally, the candidate will have the capacity to build strong and lasting relationships with students and families.

A successful candidate’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; Course sections will include: 12th Grade AP Seminar
• AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice
reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational literary and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches,
broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information
from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in research based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and
evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.
• Design and implement curricula and activities to meet Common Core standards and frameworks at the honors, pre-AP and AP levels;
• 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;
• Enlist families and community organizations as partners in our school’s mission.
• 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:
A successful candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:
• Passionate belief that every student can succeed;
• Commitment to the academic and personal success of Lawrence Public Schools students and families;
• Proven history of successful collaboration;
• Capacity to build relationships on an academic, social and emotional level with students and families;
• 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.

• Bachelor’s Degree Required/ Master’s Degree preferred;
• Valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level and subject area; AP training and AP teaching experience preferred.
• 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.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Welcome to Lawrence High School!

    The Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that ALL students will successfully master the content and skills necessary to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready, by providing a standards-based, rigorous instructional program focused on academic achievement and the development of 21st century skills accompanied by a comprehensive system of supports, all of which are monitored and assessed regularly to ensure accountability to all stakeholders. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lawrence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Stacey Ciprich
    • 70 n Parris Road
    • Boston, Massachusetts 01840

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