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Lawrence County Independent Schools (LCIS) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contact

Joanne Symcox
LCIS Building Principal
jsymcox@lcis.education

Trisha Turner
LCIS Director of Finance and Operations
tturner@lcis.education

Current Openings

DEPARTMENT: Administration

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher

2. At least five years of successful teaching and/or relevant leadership experience

3. A valid Indiana Teacher’s License

REPORTS TO: Principal

SUPERVISES: N/A

JOB GOAL: The LCIS Middle School Dean of Students is responsible for overseeing all student support structures at LCIS. The Dean of Students will collaborate with staff, students, and families to develop a school environment that is inclusive, relevant and engaging of all stakeholders to build a strong learning community. The Dean of Students will strive to ensure that all middle school students have the tools to discover their PURPOSE, take PRIDE in our school and their community, and PERSEVERE in the educational purpose.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Support:

  1. Implement and manage all support structures for struggling students to ensure student success in meeting academic and/or behavioral expectations

  2. Collaborate with teachers, SEL coordinator, school psychologist, and students who have exceptional behavior and/or social-emotional health needs

  3. Refer students to health services, counseling or psychological services, and Child Protective Services when necessary.

Student Culture and Discipline:

  1. With principal support, refine, lead and uphold LCIS culture and instructional framework that aligns with our mission and vision

  2. Maintain the discipline and morale of middle school students by carrying out the provisions of the Student and Family Handbook in a consistent and fair manner

  3. With principal support, manage, evaluate and develop a team of teachers focused on all issues related to classroom management and school culture to ensure alignment of staff to school mission and vision

  4. Coach and support staff as they implement plans to build strong, student-centered classroom culture – addressing the needs of all students through differentiated instruction

Team Management:

  1. Coach teachers and instructional assistants in building strong relationships with students.

  2. Coach and support teachers in building full participation in all learning environments

Communication and Community Relations:

  1. Build support in the community for LCIS’s vision, mission and long- and short-term priorities.

  2. Utilize multiple methods for delivering accurate, timely and reliable information to the Administrative Team, Staff, and community.

Human Resource Management:

  1. Manage staff, assigning functions, delegating effectively, and determining accountability as necessary.

  2. Ensure training and professional development opportunities for all certified staff related to new or changing requirements for teachers, employees, and administration evaluation.

Professionalism:

  1. Demonstrate recognition and understanding of public education’s role in promoting civic responsibility

  2. Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the values and expectations of the board and community at large

  3. Support a standards-based approach to governance, leadership, and instruction throughout

  4. Encourage an inclusive and respectful environment that aligns with LCIS’s execution of the vision, mission, and strategic goals as described in the Charter Agreement.

  5. Demonstrate ethical and personal integrity consistent with expectations associated with the role.

  6. Maintain the confidence and trust of school professionals and the community

  7. Continuously monitor effectiveness, seeking out and participating in professional development activities in alignment with areas identified for improvement by the board and through self-reflection.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended period of time

  • Walking and standing for prolonged periods

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds

  • Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials, supplies and equipment

  • Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner

  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear clearly when communicating

  • Adequate vision to perform duties

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional and technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, parents and the general public.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Demonstrates awareness of all LCIS requirements and Department of Education policies. Ability to use a personal computer and related software & platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, Google for Education, and Adobe.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work year, workdays, salary, and benefits are established by the Board of Trustees and implemented by the Principal. Please refer to the Employee Handbook for further details.

EVALUATION:

Performance of the job will be evaluated at least annually.

APPLY NOW:

Dean of Students Application

DEPARTMENT: Administration

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master’s Degree or higher, with a concentration of work in educational administration

2. At least five years of successful teaching experience

3. A valid Indiana Teacher’s License

4. A valid Indiana Building-Level Administrator license

REPORTS TO: Principal

SUPERVISES: Teaching Staff, All Non-Certified Staff, Other resource personnel working in the school

JOB GOAL: Assists the Principal to provide instructional leadership to staff including: curriculum planning, review and implementation; and professional development. Assists in day to day building administration and the safety and welfare of students, staff, volunteers, and activities. Leads the staff in the implementation of quality instruction. Ensures a safe, pleasant and effective educational atmosphere, provides discipline as necessary and enforces school policy. Assists the Principal to manage employees in the school. Supports the Principal in setting the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the staff within the school. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with LCIS policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing, making recommendations for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Principal will assist the Principal to:

  1. Implement the tenants of Professional Learning Communities.

  2. Manage all building staff and provide general supervision to students.

  3. Assign teachers to classrooms and students to classes.

  4. Create master schedule to effectively utilize available resources.

  5. Facilitate in-service training/professional development for staff

  6. Supervise extra-curricular activities

  7. Create and encourage a building vision.

  8. Direct the staff in addressing the needs of all students through differentiated instruction.

  9. Establish priorities for educational materials to meet the needs of students.

  10. Work with Director of Operations to coordinate processes for the effective functioning of the school.

  11. Work with the Special Education Director to assure the appropriate programming for special needs/at-risk students.

  12. Determines staffing needs and submits recommendations to the Director of Operations.

As directed by the Principal, the Assistant Principal:

  1. Resolve staff problems and provide support to teachers

  2. Maintain the discipline and morale of students by carrying out the provisions of the Student and Family Handbook in a consistent and fair manner

  3. Utilize the parameters of all negotiated contracts

  4. Evaluate performance and effectiveness of programs and staff

  5. Interact with students in a constructive manner to encourage each individual to perform at their highest level.

  6. Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks.

  7. Maintain relations with parents, parent groups, and school volunteers and outside agencies.

  8. Participate in school activities, in-services and committees, as appropriate.

  9. Implement policy and procedure changes from the Board, or the State and Federal level at the building level.

  10. Continuous monitoring of student achievement

  11. Maintain current educational/administrative licensing.

  12. Provide instructional and curricular leadership through the development of appropriate programs and expectations.

  13. Ensure quality instruction is taking place in all classrooms.

  14. Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Communication and Community Relations:

  1. Build support in the community for LCIS’s vision, mission and long- and short-term priorities.

  2. Handle media resources skillfully, and regularly demonstrate sound judgement when communicating with the public.

  3. Utilize multiple methods for delivering accurate, timely and reliable information to the Board, Administrative Team, Staff, and community.

Human Resource Management:

  1. Manage staff, assigning functions, delegating effectively, and determining accountability as necessary.

  2. Ensure timely and meaningful completion of all staff evaluations.

  3. Ensure training and professional development opportunities for all certified staff related to new or changing requirements for teachers, employees, and administration evaluation.

Professionalism:

  1. Demonstrate recognition and understanding of public education’s role in promoting civic responsibility

  2. Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the values and expectations of the board and community at large

  3. Support a standards-based approach to governance, leadership, and instruction throughout

  4. Encourage an inclusive and respectful environment that aligns with LCIS’s execution of the vision, mission, and strategic goals as described in the Charter Agreement.

  5. Demonstrate ethical and personal integrity consistent with expectations associated with the role.

  6. Maintain the confidence and trust of school professionals and the community

  7. Continuously monitor effectiveness, seeking out and participating in professional development activities in alignment with areas identified for improvement by the board and through self-reflection.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended period of time

  • Walking and standing for prolonged periods

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds

  • Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials, supplies and equipment

  • Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner

  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear clearly when communicating

  • Adequate vision to perform duties

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional and technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, parents and the general public.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Demonstrates awareness of all LCIS requirements and Department of Education policies. Ability to use a personal computer and related software & platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, Google for Education, and Adobe.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work year, workdays, salary, and benefits are established by the Board of Trustees and implemented by the Principal. Please refer to the Employee Handbook for further details.

EVALUATION:

Performance of the job will be evaluated at least annually.

APPLY NOW:

Assistant Principal Application

DEPARTMENT: Administration

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Associate’s Degree or higher, with a concentration of work in social work or psychology

2. A deep understanding of and commitment to SEL as a framework for school improvement

3. Successful direct experience with children exhibiting social, emotional and behavioral challenges

REPORTS TO: Principal

SUPERVISES: N/A

JOB GOAL: The SEL Coordinator supports the design and implementation of the social emotional learning curriculum, standards, instruction, and assessment, delivers and supports professional development for staff, is a support to interventionists, and a teammate to mental health support staff. The SEL Coordinator also provides supplementary behavior support and remedial services delivered individually and/or in a group situation, and through consultation with other professionals. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in social emotional learning across all tiers and experience with curriculum design and proficiency-based learning. Demonstrated mastery of proactive and responsive intervention is important as well as the pedagogy that supports student engagement, differentiation, and inclusion. The candidate must have experience designing a framework to support positive behaviors. Demonstrated success leading adult learners in data-based decision making with a multi-tiered system of support is also critical.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Growth and Achievement:

  1. Participate in RTI (Response to Intervention) team at LCIS

  2. Observe classrooms (as requested) and provide targeted feedback and strategies to support students in need of SEL intervention including providing strategies for data collection related to SEL competencies.

  3. Assist with Crisis Intervention/Student Support as needed.

  4. Measure student behavior using a variety of assessment tools on a regular basis

  5. Oversee implementation of SEL curriculum in all grades at LCIS in coordination with the Principal and mental health support staff.

  6. Assume other assignments as identified by the Principal or Special Education Team

Organizational Leadership:

  1. Provide professional development for LCIS faculty and staff

  2. Consider data and work with teachers to make changes in both management and instructional practices

  3. Participate on all school based PBIS/SEL/School Improvement committees

  4. Create and annually update the district’s Social and Emotional Learning Action Plan.

  5. Coordinate the infusion of SEL standards with colleagues under the direction of the principal

  6. Assist administrators in ongoing professional development for staff in SEL programming, including summer training for new teachers and regularly scheduled workshops on SEL topics throughout the school year.

Communication and Community Relations:

  1. Build support in the community for LCIS’s vision, mission and long- and short-term priorities.

  2. Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents and community members.

  3. Develop and distribute communication materials related to SEL including flyers and brochures for parents and updates and SEL calendar events/activities/happenings for staff

  4. Work with appropriate personnel to maintain portions of the LCIS websites related to SEL programming

Professionalism:

  1. Demonstrate recognition and understanding of public education’s role in promoting civic responsibility

  2. Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the values and expectations of the board and community at large

  3. Support a standards-based approach to governance, leadership, and instruction throughout

  4. Encourage an inclusive and respectful environment that aligns with LCIS’s execution of the vision, mission, and strategic goals as described in the Charter Agreement.

  5. Demonstrate ethical and personal integrity consistent with expectations associated with the role.

  6. Maintain the confidence and trust of school professionals and the community

  7. Continuously monitor effectiveness, seeking out and participating in professional development activities in alignment with areas identified for improvement by the supervisor and through self-reflection.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended period of time

  • Walking and standing for prolonged periods

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds

  • Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials, supplies and equipment

  • Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner

  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear clearly when communicating

  • Adequate vision to perform duties

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional and technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, parents and the general public.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Demonstrates awareness of all LCIS requirements and Department of Education policies. Ability to use a personal computer and related software & platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, Google for Education, and Adobe.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work year, workdays, salary, and benefits are established by the Board of Trustees and detailed in the employment offer and Employee Handbook.

EVALUATION:

Performance of the job will be evaluated at least annually.

APPLY NOW:

SEL Coordinator Application

LCIS is currently seeking a 4th grade elementary teacher; 6th grade elementary teacher; and 7-8th grade content area teachers.**

**Strong preference for Science and Social Studies content areas, but all are welcomed.

DEPARTMENT:         Elementary/Middle

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     Bachelor’s Degree or higher, with a concentration of work in education

2.     A valid Indiana Teacher’s License w/appropriate endorsements for grade/subject to be taught

REPORTS TO:          Principal

SUPERVISES:         N/A

JOB GOAL: Provides support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for of supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas.  Develop lesson plans and deliver group and individual student instruction within established curriculum standards and guidelines.  Collaborate with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues.  Respond to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional program(s) and student progress.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Growth and Achievement:

1.       Adapt classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.

2.       Administer developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning   plans.

3.       Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student’s achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or     reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.

4.       Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.

5.       Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes,     achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school mission and vision.

6.       Counsel students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques, and a variety of personal issues.

7.       Demonstrate methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student       requirements.

8.       Direct instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of the individual students.

9.       Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

10.    Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior for students.

11.    Monitor students in a variety of educational environments (e.g., classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

12.   Organize age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities.

13.   Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.

Communication and Community Relations:

1.       Build support in the community for LCIS’s vision, mission and long- and short-term priorities.

2.       Handle media resources skillfully, and regularly demonstrate sound judgement when communicating with the public.

3.       Utilize multiple methods for delivering accurate, timely and reliable information to the Board, Administrative Team, Staff, and community.

4.       Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning   environment, and adhering to school policies.

5.       Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.

6.       Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.

Professionalism:

1.       Demonstrate recognition and understanding of public education’s role in promoting civic responsibility

2.       Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the values and expectations of the administration, the board and community at large

3.       Support a standards-based approach to governance, leadership, and instruction throughout

4.       Encourage an inclusive and respectful environment that aligns with LCIS’s execution of the vision, mission, and strategic goals as described in the Charter Agreement.

5.       Demonstrate ethical and personal integrity consistent with expectations associated with the role.

6.       Maintain the confidence and trust of school professionals and the community

7.       Continuously monitor effectiveness, seeking out and participating in professional development activities in alignment with areas identified for improvement by the board and through   self-reflection.

8.       Participate in a variety of meetings (e.g. grade level, school site, professional growth and development, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to     perform functions.

9.       Support other staff members for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:         The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•                      Sitting for extended period of time

•                      Walking and standing for prolonged periods

•                      Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds

•                      Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials, supplies and equipment

•                      Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner

•                      Ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear clearly when communicating

•                      Adequate vision to perform duties

Required Skills:       Ability to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

Required Knowledge:   Knowledge of State of Indiana Academic Standards is required. Must have the ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions, as well as to analyze situations to define issues and resolve them in a positive manner. Specific, knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; teaching strategies and methodologies; intervention strategies; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.

Required Ability:      Ability is required to schedule activities, meetings and/or events; gather, collage, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work year, workdays, salary, and benefits are established by the Board of Trustees and detailed in the Employee Handbook.

EVALUATION:

Performance of the job will be evaluated at least annually.

APPLY NOW:

Elementary / Middle School Teacher Application