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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 using diverse learning strategies, ignite their potential, and inspire academic, personal 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

Lower School Teacher

Full-Time Position
Lawrence Lower School, 1551 E. Wallings Rd., Broadview Heights 44147

POSITION SUMMARY:

Creates a structured, systematic, predictable, emotionally and physically safe learning environment for all students enrolled in the school. Teaches approved content using diverse learning strategies, ignites students’ potential and inspires academic personal and social success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Prepares thoroughly for each assigned academic period to ensure that content is presented in a structured, systematic way and that student skill and knowledge deficits are remediated appropriately.

  • Utilizes specialized Lawrence School instructional methodology, following appropriate training in such models.
  • Maintains a highly structured classroom environment that minimizes disruptions and distractions and is supportive of all students and their unique learning needs.
  • Follows Assertive Discipline in responding to student behavior and seeks assistance from members of administration when situations are intense or ambiguous.
  • Performs assigned teacher duties (e.g., lunchroom, bus, restroom, dismissal, assembly) appropriately, consistently and promptly.
  • Ensures that members of the school’s administrative staff have accurate and up-to-date attendance information for each student.
  • Prepares for and participates in parent/teacher conferences and prepares for and participates in all special meetings related to students assigned to teacher’s classroom.
  • Prepares daily lesson plans for all classes.
  • Administers all Progress Monitoring assessments and inputs data into database as required.
  • Prepares mid-year and final reports for each student in every class.
  • Communicates effectively and frequently with parents, meeting or exceeding contact requirements set for teachers by the school’s administration. Follows up on parent contacts within 24 hours.
  • Communicates effectively and frequently with school administrators on issues related to students, parents or the operation of the school.
  • Communicates effectively and frequently with SASS Department on scholarship requests.
  • Reports any case of suspected child abuse or neglect to the Lower School Head, Dean of Students or Head of School on the same day that the information was received from a student.
  • Completes continuing professional development training at Lawrence School and at educational conferences/workshops, as assigned.
  • Utilizes the various technology tools that are present in the classroom and available to both teachers and students for educational purposes.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings and Special-Monday meetings.
  • Maintains a positive, professional presence in the school while attending school-sponsored activities and when representing Lawrence School in the larger community.
  • Participates in evening and weekend events as needed to support students and the operation of the school.
  • Treats each student, co-worker, parent and community member with consistent respect. Actively seeks opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.
  • Maintains accurate records and completes and submits required paperwork to the proper office according to deadlines.
  • Supports the mission of Lawrence School.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Valid State of Ohio Teaching Certificate required.
  • Previous experience as a classroom teacher preferred.
  • Affinity for working with students with special learning needs required.
  • Must be able to circulate throughout the classroom during instructional periods.
  • Skills to effectively implement Lawrence School curricula and teaching methods and the capability to effectively collaborate with parents and school leadership.
  • Ability to adaptively manage stress, effectively manage the behavior of students and to respond appropriately to school emergencies.
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail/accuracy, timely implementation, and quality performance.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment.

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 44147

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

Application Deadline: August 20, 2018

Background check and fingerprinting will be required prior to hire.

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.

Assistant Director of the Academic Enrichment Center

Part-time, 12-month position: Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings

Lawrence School seeks a talented, charismatic, and inspiring Director for our Academic Enrichment Center. The chosen candidate will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a robust tutoring and support center for the community at large.

The ideal candidate has an Intervention Specialist degree and 3-5 years experience teaching students who struggle to learn, and or coaching teachers with best practices. The chosen candidate will possess strong leadership qualities and a deep understanding of literacy theory. He/She must 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. The position requires a candidate with exceptional organizational and communication skills and the ability to interpret student progress data.

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 for students with distinct learning styles. Eighty -six percent of our graduates matriculate to two and four-year colleges.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. In cooperation with the Associate Head of School and the Director of the Academic Center for Enrichment, plans and implements the operations of the Center.
  2. Establishes overall policies and procedures for the program in agreement with Lawrence School’s policies and Mission and Vision statement.
  3. Recruits, trains and supports tutors within the program in tandem with the Director of the Center, Lower School Academic Dean and Director of Literacy Development.
  4. Supervises and evaluates Academic Center for Enrichment Staff and oversees all Saturday operations including Alphabet Adventures.
  5. Maintains appropriate enrollment/registration/ student records in accordance with Business Office guidelines.
  6. Secures needed classrooms, materials and supplies for the ongoing operation of the program.
  7. Promotes and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with the Assessment Center, the Advancement Office and the entire school community.
  8. Observes the work of the tutors to evaluate performance. Recommends changes to strengthen instructional skills.
  9. Assesses skills and needs of tutors to determine recommended professional development required to increase student achievement.
  10. Prepares written materials (scope and sequence guides, lesson plans and reports) to support best practices in reading, writing, mathematics and subject area instruction.
  11. Evaluates student progress using data, placing students in the appropriate curriculum level. Recommends additional support services, when necessary.
  12. Completes special projects, as needed.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Degree in education with 3 to 5 years experience preferred.
  2. Embraces the teacher/coach model as a way to address professional development needs.
  3. Proactive, with excellent critical thinking skills.
  4. Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Attention to detail/accuracy, timely implementation, and quality performance.
  6. Consistently demonstrates impeccable honesty, integrity, discretion and judgment in all interactions.

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 of School
Lawrence School
1551 East Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

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

Deadline for applications is August 3, 2018

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 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., OR Saturday, 9 to noon)
12-month position

FLSA: Non-Exempt

A. POSITION SUMMARY: Reports to the Director of the Academic Center for Enrichment. Possesses a deep understanding of instructional materials and methodologies and models best practices in literacy achievement, mathematics instruction and written expression curriculum. Tutor 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.

B. 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.

C. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

D. 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.

Interested applicants may email their resumes to kgardner@lawrenceschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in being considered for substitute teaching at Lawrence School? Please email your resume to: