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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

Director of Enrollment Management

12-month, full-time position

The Director of Enrollment Management reports to the Head of School and serves as a member of the Lawrence Leadership Council. The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for implementing, leading, and managing all aspects of the k-12 admission and re-enrollment process in accordance with the school’s mission, vision and guiding principles.

Essential Functions

Leads and manages the Admission Office and the Registrar’s Office. Supervises the Admission Office staff (Associate Director of Admission and Admission Office Coordinator). Responsible for sharing monthly enrollment updates with school administration.

Supervises the admission process at both campuses:

  • Directs, manages and engages all aspects of the enrollment process from outreach to family engagement and enrollment.
  • Oversees the admission process including the review of applications and associated testing, and interviewing and engaging with families.
  • Oversees all visits to the school (parent, student and professionals).
  • Coordinates admission decisions with the admission committees at both campuses.
  • Oversees the notification of admission decisions (phone calls, emails, letters, etc.) with families.
  • Supports students and families throughout the enrollment process for students accepted into the program as well as students referred elsewhere.
  • Supports families and students if enrollment has been denied.
  • Supports families and students during the on-boarding process to ensure a smooth student entry.
  • Oversees the creation of enrollment contracts (prorated as necessary).
  • Coordinates with both Upper and Lower School leadership teams to ensure a quality experience for those families participating in Open House events.
  • Organizes and staffs all Open House events. Continuously reviews and refines the admission process to assure accurate reflection of the school's mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Supervises the re-enrollment process for current students:

  • Oversees all aspects of the re-enrollment process.
  • Coordinates with both Upper and Lower School leadership teams to ensure a quality experience for those families participating in “move-up” events.
  • Regularly communicates with families throughout the re-enrollment process.
  • Oversees the preparation, emailing (postal mail if necessary) and processing of re-enrollment contracts.
  • Regularly communicates with administration and faculty to ensure smooth transitions for students and families: status of re-enrollment contracts / student outplacements.

Supervises staff in the Registrar’s Office.

Ensures the accurate processing of all student information with Registrar’s Office.

Coordinates with the Student Advocacy and Support Services department (SASS) making sure all necessary paperwork is received from families participating in Ohio Department of Education (ODE) scholarships: Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) or Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSNS).

Serves as a member of the Financial Aid Committee, facilitates the financial aid process with new and returning families, and prepares award letters and payment sheets with data provided by the Business Office.

Coordinates enrollments with the Business Office.

Collaborates in marketing efforts with the Director of Communications.

Works cooperatively with Parents’ Pride representatives.

Other Responsibilities

Attends all school events such as orientation sessions, Curriculum Night (or equivalent event at both campuses), End-of-Year Awards Ceremonies, Commencement, Convocation, and others as needed.

Represents Lawrence School at various community and professional functions. Assumes active membership in organizations that support the mission and direction of the school.

Attends Board of Trustees meetings and reports to Trustees, as requested by Head of School.

Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Facilitates the enrollment process for summer programs at the lower school.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

At least five years’ experience in a school setting (teacher, counselor, or administration).

Knowledge of academic, behavioral and social issues related to students with learning and attention differences.

Sales and marketing experience welcome.

Demonstrated leadership qualities with the ability to think critically and creatively.

Proficient in the use of technology, database programs, and student information systems.

Strong written and interpersonal skills.

Strong public speaking presence.

Demonstrated attention to detail for quality and accuracy.

Demonstrates impeccable honesty, integrity, discretion and good judgment in all interactions.

Candidates interested are asked to submit the following materials by February 15, 2018:

  • Application materials are to be sent, electronically via email, as a single WORD document or PDF to: dhamilton@lawrenceschool.org
  • Cover letter addressed to the Director of Enrollment Management Search Committee
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement or Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • A list of three or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference may be submitted.

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 Center for Enrichment

Part-time, 12 months 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 a Mater’s 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.

A. 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.

B. OTHER RESPONSIBILITES:

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

C. 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

Submission via e-mail is strongly encouraged at vdiffenbacher@lawrenceschool.org. The deadline for applications is May 29, 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.

High School Mathematics Long-Term Substitute

Lawrence Upper School

Lawrence School seeks a talented educator to teach High School mathematics. Course load includes Algebra I, Algebra II, Math Intervention, an assigned Advisory group, and typical teacher duty assignments. Advising one or more after school athletic or extra-curricular programs is also encouraged.

The ideal candidate possesses 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. Teaching certificate required with licensure or specialization in mathematics.

Lawrence School serves students with learning, language, and attention differences. We are the only independent school in Northeast Ohio for students with distinct learning styles. Ninety percent of our graduates matriculate to two and four-year colleges. The school is highly regarded within the region and enjoys strong support from parents.

Background check/fingerprinting required.

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

Mr. Jason M. Culp
Head of Upper School
Lawrence School
10036 Olde Eight Rd.
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
jculp@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 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., and 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.

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.

Substitute Teachers

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

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