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

School Psychologist

Full-Time Position

Lawrence School seeks a full time professional to join our Student Advocacy and Support Services Department. The hired professional would serve our Lower School, which serves students in grades K – 6. The professional will manage a caseload of approximately 75 students and work cooperatively to serve parents, public school district professionals, the school’s leadership team, and teachers and staff.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with students who struggle to learn, and possess knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences. A passion for helping students achieve success is essential. A background in the public education processes of identification and service provision (Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE) / Evaluation Team Report (ETR) / Individualized Education Plan (IEP) / Individual Accommodation Plans) for students with specific educational needs is required. Experience in supporting and documenting student progress through academic and behavioral data collection is preferred. Primary tasks include: data collection and quarterly reporting to the Ohio Department of Education and local districts on progress made on goals and objectives; preparation of support materials for IEPs and ETRs; attendance at district ETR/IEP meetings; and supporting and educating Lawrence School parents about the MFE/IEP process. The position focuses primarily on maintaining school compliance with Ohio Department of Education special education scholarship program guidelines, though the school welcomes an expanded role of the School Psychologist, based on education, experience and work time available. Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.

ODE license or eligibility as a School Psychologist required.

Lawrence School serves students with learning, language, and attention differences. We are the only independent school in Northeast Ohio for students with distinct learning differences and educational needs. 85% of our graduates matriculate to 2 and 4 year colleges, and our programs serve over 300 students from 70 communities in 10 counties across the state of 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 should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of three (3) professional references to:

Dr. Denise Brown-Triolo
Director of Student Advocacy and Support Services

Submission via e-mail is required at dbrowntriolo@lawrenceschool.org. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.

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

Substitute Elementary School Teacher

Confirmed Opening – April 2017
Lawrence Lower School

Lawrence School seeks talented, charismatic, and inspiring educators to provide excellent coverage and teaching for our children during the absence of their teachers at the Lower School Campus. Typical day includes four sections of Orton-Gillingham based language classes, a mathematics class, a Science and a Social Studies class as well as the typical teacher duty assignments.

The ideal candidate holds a passion for educating children grades 1-6 and exhibits sensitivity to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences. A candidate who is flexible and willing to learn our specialized teaching techniques is essential.

Lawrence School serves students with learning, language, and attention differences from 70 different communities in Northeast Ohio. We are the only independent school in northeast Ohio to exclusively serve this unique population of learners. Eighty-six percent of our graduates matriculate to two and 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
Head of Lower School
Lawrence School
1551 East Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, Ohio

Submission via e-mail is strongly encouraged at vdiffenbacher@lawrenceschool.org.

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.

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  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.

B. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

C. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  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

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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