Lawrence High School

Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3249968
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 19, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 25, 2020

Job Description

Position: Environmental Science Teacher (ELL / SEI)
Location: Lawrence High School in Lawrence, MA

About Lawrence Public Schools
Lawrence Public Schools is an urban district, located 30 miles north of Boston, serving more than 13,000 students. 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 the ENLACE Program
ENLACE (Engaging Newcomers in Language and Content Education) opened in Fall 2015 to serve 9th grade ELLs at Lawrence High School who have been in the U.S. for less than two years and are just beginning their English language development (WIDA Level 1). Our mission is to provide newcomer students with the academic and linguistic foundation and socio-emotional supports that will allow them to transition successfully and quickly into the mainstream high school environment, on track to pursue a college or career of their choice. In 2017-18, we expanded our program to serve 9th and 10th grade aged students.

ENLACE combines the resources of a traditional public high school (access to campus facilities, teams, clubs, field trips, dances, etc.) with the extra supports of a small, specialized learning community. We believe students learn language best through challenging, engaging, and hands-on academic content and train our educators to teach language through their subject areas. We hold high behavioral and academic expectations for our students, while providing supports that will help them understand and meet the expectations of their new school environment.

The educator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Teach, reinforce, remediate, and ensure mastery of academic language and content with individual students, small groups of students, and whole class(es) of students;
Evaluate ELL students’ progress regularly and prepare measurable goals and objectives;
Design and implement curricula and activities to meet MA frameworks and the WIDA standards framework;
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards language development and 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 design and professional development, program 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.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
    Classroom Teacher > Science: 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

    • The educator should possess the following skills and attributes:
      Passionate belief in working with immigrant youth and English Language Learners;
      Experience working in an urban setting with ELL population;
      Desire to improve their practice by taking and implementing frequent feedback;
      Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining calm in the face of challenges;
      Humility and a good sense of humor;
      Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
      Valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level and subject area;
      ESL license or SEI Endorsement 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.

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Allison Balter
    • 70-71 North Parish Road
    • Lawrence, Massachusetts 01843

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