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Employment

Working at Landmark School

Teachers at Landmark School say that their experience here is life changing. They find intellectual challenge, a strong and supportive community, and personal satisfaction. Landmark School serves students in grades 2 – 12 with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Our students are curious and eager to learn but struggle with language skills in traditional classroom settings.

The Landmark approach is unique, established, proven, and effective. We are the largest school of our kind in the country. Faculty members work with students in small classes of 6 – 8, address their individualized needs through a daily one-to one tutorial, and support each other and the student body through regular and consistent communication, on-the-job training, and mentoring.

Qualifications for Teaching at Landmark School

Applicants for employment should have a BA/BS, strong language skills, a comfort level with school-age children, and a desire to make a difference for students whose literacy skills are not keeping pace with their intellect. A Massachusetts Certification in Moderate Disabilities and/or a Master's degree are preferred but not mandatory as comprehensive training is provided for all new faculty members. Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States are required.

High School Faculty Openings:

Working at Landmark's High School

Landmark School employs teachers in our high school program (grades 9 – 12) in range of a disciplines from reading and expressive language to history and science. Faculty responsibilities include teaching a load of six classes/tutorials as well evening and weekend residential coverage duties. All new teachers begin with a comprehensive training program in August.

Benefits of working at our high school:

  • $30,000 annual salary with added compensation for teaching experience and certification
  • 2.5 additional weeks of paid training for new faculty
  • Extensive training, supervision, and mentoring with emphasis on strategies to reach students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities
  • Fully subsidized, on-site Boston University Wheelock College Master's degree program in Moderate Special Needs
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, long-term disability, and life)
  • 401K with a 4% Landmark contribution annually, after the first year of employment
  • Experience at the largest school of its kind catering to this specific population of students
  • Faculty apartments available on a limited basis
  • Three meals each day while school is in session

Contact:

Scott Jamieson - Director, Faculty Recruiting & Hiring
Landmark School
PO Box 227
412 Hale Street
Prides Crossing, MA 01965-0227
978-236-3372 (Phone)
978-921-0361 (Fax)
 

High School Special Education Teacher

Job Posting: High School Special Education Teacher


Position: 2019–2020 Special Education Teacher (High School)


Position Description: Landmark High School is accepting applications for special education, language arts, expressive language arts, history, math, reading, study skills and science teachers for the 2019–2020 academic year. Landmark is a world leader in educating students with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities.


Position Details:

  • The position’s responsibilities include a teaching load of six classes and residential duties.
  • Qualifications: BA/BS ideally in subject area, strong language skills, experience working with adolescents. Teaching experience and/or certification in Moderate Special Needs is preferred but not mandatory as comprehensive training is provided for all new faculty members.
  • Compensation includes salary starting at $30K at the High School, a training subsidy, comprehensive benefits package including subsidized faculty housing, and a fully subsidized M.Ed. program taught on Landmark’s campus through Boston University Wheelock.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Landmark School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

CONTACT: High School (Grades 9 – 12)


Scott Jamieson Director, Faculty Recruiting & Hiring

Landmark School 412 Hale Street

PO Box 227 Prides Crossing, MA 01965-0227

978-236-3372 (Phone)

teach@landmarkschool.org

www.landmarkschool.org

Elementary•Middle School Faculty Openings:

Working at Landmark's Elementary•Middle School

Landmark School employs teachers in our Elementary•Middle School (grades 2-8). All positions involve one-to-one tutoring and/or small group classes. Faculty responsibilities include teaching a load of six classes as well as various other community responsibilities. All new teachers begin with a training program in late June and teach in the Summer Program preceding their first school year on the faculty.

Benefits of working on our EMS campus:

  • $27,500 base salary with added compensation for teaching experience and certification
  • $3,500 for the initial summer program plus a preceding ten-day training program.
  • Extensive training, supervision, and mentoring with emphasis on strategies to reach students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities
  • Fully subsidized, on-site Boston University Wheelock College Master's degree program in Moderate Special Needs
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, long-term disability, and life)
  • 401K with a 4% Landmark contribution annually, after the first year of employment
  • Experience at the largest school of its kind catering to this specific population of students
  • Faculty apartments available on a limited basis
  • Two meals each day while school is in session

Contact:

Robert Kahn, Head
Landmark Elementary Middle School
PO Box 1489
167 Bridge Street
Manchester MA 01944
978-236-3100 (Phone)
978-526-1482 (Fax)
 

Administrative Openings:

Head of the Elementary•Middle School

Landmark School seeks a bright, dynamic, engaging, articulate, passionate, decisive, dedicated, ambitious, insightful, and experienced individual to be the next Head of the Elementary-Middle School.

Landmark’s EMS Head must be a person of vision who can think and process abstractly while simultaneously attending to and juggling numerous critical details.

Paramount to success in this position are strong leadership, management, organizational, and communication qualities and skills, as well as a belief in and commitment to Landmark School’s mission and core programs and values.

The EMS Head will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the EMS Program and will be a member of Landmark’s top-level administrative team, involved in and depended upon for administrative decision-making.

The EMS Head will work closely with and report to the Headmaster.

A resume and one page statement of interest and educational philosophy must be submitted to:
Robert J. Broudo, Headmaster, by December 18, 2019

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEXT LANDMARK ELEMENTARY•MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD:

1a. Possesses strong passion for Landmark’s mission.
1b. Honors and protects Landmark’s core values, programs, teaching principles and practices.
1c. Has an entrepreneurial and forward thinking mindset.
1d. Has a strong personal interest in maintaining and refining core programs while also remaining current with cutting edge research and ideas in the areas of education, special education, and technology - is not satisfied with status quo.

2. Is approachable, connects easily and genuinely with all of the school’s constituencies, effectively builds strong, positive relationships, and is open to listening to other’s thoughts and concerns.

3. Fosters trust and respect.

4. Is a strong communicator and effectively manages meetings.

5. Is a strong student advocate, supports a diverse student population, and appreciates the unique qualities, characteristics, strengths, and challenges of individual students at all developmental levels.

6. Is a strong advocate for faculty and middle managers and encourages professional collaboration and development.

7. Is a strong advocate for and takes ownership of ALL Landmark programs.

8. Is a proven leader who has a capacity for recognizing and retaining talent, is skillful at building a strong and diverse team, is able to implement new initiatives and delegate responsibilities, and is able to have tough conversations with employees when necessary.

9. Is adept at “systems assessment” with an ability to clearly identify strengths and challenges within the program, organize or reorganize roles, responsibilities, expectations, and bureaucratic levels, when and if deemed necessary.

10. Has a strong sense of self that allows her/him to balance a collaborative decision making style with decisiveness.

11. Has a sense of humor and an appreciation for joy while doing hard work.

12. Embraces and easily engages with parents and guardians.

13. Understands and is willing to participate in fund raising activities.

14. Is knowledgeable about and able to implement regulations and mandates of DESE.

15. Is committed to a strong relationship/connection between the HS and EMS.

16. Is willing to attend conferences to learn, share, and network.

 

CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT LANDMARK ELEMENTARY•MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD:

1. Protecting the core of Landmark’s culture, programs, and values, while stimulating growth and refinement.

2. Understanding, managing, and developing the campus budget.

3. Recognizing and addressing real or perceived tensions within faculty around topics of program, space, resources.

4. Implementing effective evaluations and use of effective accountability measures.

5. Exploring educational technology’s role at and outside of Landmark with the goal of establishing a school-wide approach and curriculum for appropriate students.

6. Exploring opportunities for PDPs (training) during the school year, beyond the resources currently provided through BU-Wheelock, InReach, and Outreach.

7. Increasing faculty diversity.

8. Review non-academic (elective) offerings to refine offerings in future years.

9. Maintaining a team atmosphere among the administrative team and middle managers with the priorities focused on teacher success and student success.

Landmark School Non-Discrimination Policy: Landmark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, homelessness, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, disability, sex, or age in treatment or employment at Landmark, admission or access to Landmark, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Landmark operates and is sharing with all constituencies.

Thank you for your interest in working or teaching at Landmark School.

Please read Landmark School's Non-Discrimination policy.