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Sy24/25 - ESL Co-teacher - Lower School - Grade 10

Employer
Lawrence Public Schools
Location
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Organization: Lawrence Public Schools

Job Title: ESL Co-Teacher - US History (SY 2024-2025)

Location: Lower School Academy at Lawrence High School

Who Are We?

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 under-served, are provided with a high-quality, free, public education at their local, district schools.

The Lower School Academy at Lawrence High School serves students who are making the transition from a variety of public and private middle schools in the City of Lawrence. We recognize the importance of the early high school years as a launching point to a school career where students are supported in reaching their highest academic and extracurricular potentials.

Lawrence High School's Lower School is seeking exceptional teachers to join our 9th and 10th grade teams who possess a growth mindset, value collaboration and continuous feedback, are passionate about their content, and have an unwavering belief that all students are capable of meeting rigorous academic expectations.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Co-teach 5 sections of US History
  • Work collaboratively to align curriculum to the rigor of the MA Curriculum Frameworks
  • Implement common assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
  • Use data from formative and summative assessments to inform instruction
  • Meet weekly with a grade-level content team and an interdisciplinary cohort
  • Collaborate with Special Education and ESL teachers to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Participate in biweekly instructional coaching sessions to improve instructional practices.
  • Act as advisor to a group of 8-15 students.
  • Communicate weekly with students and families around academic and behavioral progress.

Desired Skills and Characteristics:
  • Driving desire to disrupt inequity and improve outcomes for all students
  • Commitment to the academic and personal success of Lawrence Public Schools' students and families
  • Proven experience supporting English Language Learners
  • Ability to take initiative and succeed in a fast-paced school environment while remaining calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and maintain a positive learning environment in which students' diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected and utilized.
  • Will to improve practice by taking and implementing frequent feedback
  • Humility and a good sense of humor

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred; appropriate Massachusetts DESE licensure required-this includes a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test and a passing score on the relevant subject matter knowledge test(s).

Teachers should hold an SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement;
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in a school setting serving a similar demographic preferred, but not required.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required.

Position : 380332008

Location : 10TH GRADE ACADEMY

Posting End : 10/31/2024

SALARY RANGE: $53,181.00-$79,245.00

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