Work at Lawrence

Thank you for your interest in employment at Lawrence School.

Lawrence School is an independent, state-chartered, coeducational day school for students with learning differences and attention deficits in grades K-12. We provide a full academic program including language arts, math, social studies, science, technology, world languages (Spanish and American Sign Language), physical education, music and art. Structured instruction in organization, study skills and social ability helps students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Further, our teachers are a faculty of learners – working hard to understand the educational needs of each student in their class, as well as continually studying and assessing the inclusive science of learning.

Our mission is to teach students who have distinct learning styles, ignite their potential, and inspire academic and social success.

All licensed educators, they go beyond their specific areas of expertise to become experts in how human beings learn and process information. As part of a professional learning community of practice, they work together –with one another, learning specialists and administrators — to hone their understanding of principles of good practice for students with language, attention and executive skills challenges.

Current Job Openings

Music Elementary School Teacher

Part-Time, Beginning - August 2017

Lawrence School is seeking a talented, charismatic and inspiring educator to teach music each morning at the Lower School Campus located in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

The ideal candidate should possess good organizational skills, flexibility, is well versed with musical instruments, and sensitive to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. A passion for helping students achieve success is essential.

Lawrence School is an independent school serving K-12 students with language-based learning differences and challenges focusing attention. With its small class, unique curricula and personalized instructions, Lawrence provides students from more than 80 communities throughout Northeast Ohio with an exceptional education that teaches students using diverse learning strategies, ignites their potential, and inspires academic, personal and social success. Lawrence School is the only independent, K-12 school in Northeast Ohio for students with language-based learning differences. Eighty-six percent of its graduates matriculate to two or four year colleges.

Background check/fingerprinting required.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a list of three (3) professional references to:

Mrs. Vanessa Diffenbacher
Associate Head & Head of Lower School
1551 E. Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Submission via e-mail is strongly encouraged at The deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.

Lawrence School welcomes students and employees of all races, colors, religions, nationalities, or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available at the school.

Tutor – Academic Center for Enrichment

Part time position (Tuesday and Thursday 3-8 pm), 12-month
Reports to the Director of the Academic Center for Enrichment

Lawrence School seeks highly qualified, charismatic and inspiring educators to provide tutorial services in the Academic Center for Enrichment at Lawrence School’s lower school campus in Broadview Heights. Tutors must possess a deep understanding of instructional materials and methodologies that model best practices in literacy achievement, mathematics instruction and written expression curriculum. Tutors in the Academic Center for Enrichment must be capable of designing learning plans for students using diagnostic data that they collect or that are submitted in educational plans and testing from outside sources. Successful candidates will demonstrate genuine caring for children’s well-being and make learning in the tutorial session enjoyable and fun.


  1. Implements evidence-based instruction for all tutorial sessions and uses diagnostic teaching methods for students with and without learning differences.
  2. Maintains and updates student records and teaching materials.
  3. Participates and collaborates with Director in parent meetings.
  4. Communicates with home and school.


  1. Represents Lawrence School at community and professional functions.
  2. Participates in professional development.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in education.
  2. Proactive, with excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
  3. Strong written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  4. Attention to detail/accuracy, timely implementation, and quality performance.
  5. Consistently demonstrates impeccable honesty, integrity, discretion and sound judgment in all interactions.
  6. Meets high professional standards of deportment and dress.

Lawrence School is a two-campus, independent day school serving students with learning, language, and attention differences. We are the only K-12 independent school in northeast Ohio for students with distinct learning styles. Our programs serve more than 300 students from over 80 communities in 11 counties in northeast Ohio. The school is highly regarded within the region, enjoys strong support from its parent community, and is a pleasant, engaging place to work.

Background check/fingerprinting required.

Applicants are required to submit the following by email:
  1. A cover letter specifically outlining how your experience and qualifications align with the stated functions of the position;
  2. Salary requirements;
  3. Resume; and
  4. A list of three (3) professional references

Please send all correspondence via e-mail only (no phone calls) to:

Katie Gardner
Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment
Lawrence School

Application deadline – March 22, 2017

Lawrence School welcomes students and employees of all races, colors, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school.

Substitute Teachers

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