Jan 13, 2024

LPS Elementary Generalist

  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Elementary Generalist

About LPS

Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 68% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning
Lynn Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of strengthening an environment and school culture that honors and celebrates diversity and responds effectively to the social-emotional experiences of every student and family. LPS Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary license in the specific subject area(s): Elementary Grades 1-6
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master's Degree preferred.
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders
  • Urban experience preferred
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent the diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

JOB DETAILS

The educator is the primary instructional delivery person in the classroom. Student achievement and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the classroom teacher. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The classroom teacher must be a relationship builder, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be well trained in content knowledge and teaching strategies.

SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Establish and maintain a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment with standards of student behavior that promote positive social and academic experiences
  • Regularly engage with families and extended community members in support of creating a collaborative learning environment that fosters equity for all learners.
  • Plan, develop and execute standards-based lessons that reflect the curriculum and the state's core educational standards
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.(Modify, scaffold, etc. for SPED and EL)
  • Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure and document student progress toward and to modify further instruction.
  • Evaluate and document the academic and social growth of students
  • Employ a variety of methodologies in teaching and instructing pupils, including demonstrations, discussions, and lectures
  • Utilize curriculum that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents/guardians/caregivers, concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of assigned students
  • Collaborate effectively with grade-level team and school faculty around lesson planning, instructional strategies and student progress

REPORTS TO: Principal

The performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the agreement with the Lynn Teachers Union (LTU).

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • As negotiated with Lynn School Committee and Lynn Teachers Union.
  • 180 days per year
  • Teacher Salary Estimator

BENEFITS: The City of Lynn offers comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits; Harvard Pilgrim PPO/HMO, Altus Dental High/Low, and Vision Insurance. Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) as well as Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability are available on a voluntary basis. Please see the website: City of Lynn for more details.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC), and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

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