Lawrence Academy is seeking a Learning Specialist and English teacher to join our Learning Support Department beginning as soon as possible.
Lawrence Academy cultivates a working environment that invites innovation, with teachers called on to model independent thinking, problem-solving skills, and creative collaboration.
Working at Lawrence Academy is an intense, all-consuming endeavor of teaching, coaching, and living with adolescents who, by their very nature, will keep you on your toes. To thrive here, teachers should be prepared to work alongside others who are well-grounded in their subject matter, typically coach two seasons of sports, and serve in loco parentis while supervising students in dormitories. LA teachers offer written comments to each of their students every other week, and meet with their small advisory groups three times each week.
- are well-grounded in their subject area and understand that an interdisciplinary approach to learning helps students see the connections between what have traditionally been seen as separate, discrete disciplines;
- truly value teaching students how to think like scientists, historians, linguists, mathematicians, and artists, because they believe, fundamentally, that the students, not the teacher, belong at the center of all learning and must do hard, intellectual work to discover meaning in developing their own thoughts;
- believe that teaching intellectual skills is just as important as getting students to learn factual content; are eager to participate in the ongoing dialogue focused on building a better school;
- and want to embrace the active, intense life of a boarding school by being involved in the residential and extracurricular aspects of the school.
How to Submit Your Application
Lawrence Academy seeks candidates with a commitment to cultural competence, which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
To apply for any open position, please send a cover letter and your resume in a single PDF file to Libby Margraf, assistant head of school for student life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. mail is the second choice, but if you would prefer to use it, please send a cover letter and your resume to:
Assistant Head of School for Student Life
PO Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
Reporting directly to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Advancement Services, Prospect and Campaign Management plays a critical role as a key member of the Advancement Office for the purpose of cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of Lawrence Academy’s donor base.
"This place is going 24/7 and there's just always something to do; people to engage with, activities to engage with – there isn't a dull moment. And while it can look like it's going to be overwhelming, it's not, it's actually just fun."Laura Moore, English Department Chair