Employment

Working in the Lenox Public Schools

The Lenox Public Schools seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions in teaching, administration, support services, and facilities maintenance. Employees of the Lenox Public Schools enjoy regionally-competitive wages and benefits, and reimbursement for professional development. The Lenox Public Schools is a working environment committed to collaboration and the professional growth of its employees.

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

POSTING DATES:  April 9, 2019   TO:  May 6, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 31, 2019
Position begins on or about October 15, 2019

The position of Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations was established for the purpose/s of developing and managing the fiscal affairs of the District. This position also oversees maintenance and facilities management of our two beautiful schools, and the management of transportation services.  Applicants must have previous experience with budget control in an educational setting and have a working knowledge of district, county, state and federal regulations related to financial operations and facilities development. Applicants must be able to provide leadership, present information, and manage a flexible schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • MA DESE license as a Business Administrator and hold, or be eligible to obtain, Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent license.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and be attentive to detail
  • Superior written and verbal skills
  • Must understand zero-based budgeting and school finance
  • Must understand and uphold the Education Reform Act of 1993

Interested persons should respond in writing by May 6, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Dr. Kimberly Merrick
Superintendent of Schools
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  April 16, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 15, 2019
Position begins on July 1, 2019

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Student Services shall assume responsibility for the planning, development, coordination, and management of all Special Education programs, services, budgets and personnel and shall ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing the delivery of services to students with disabilities.  The DSS is also responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of the district’s Special Education programs; development, implementation, and evaluation of programming for ELs, supervision of nurses, adjustment counselors, and Special Education teachers and staff, and serving as liaison with applicable public and private agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • MA DESE license as an Administrator of Special Education
  • Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Interested persons should respond in writing by April 16, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Dr. Kimberly Merrick
Superintendent of Schools
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  April 16, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 15, 2019
Position available beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

The School Psychologist performs specialized psychological work in an educational setting to enable students to achieve optimal learning. Position collects, interprets, and synthesizes information about a student’s sensory motor/perceptual functioning, academic achievement, intelligence, social/emotional adjustment, and significant crises that influence academic and behavioral functioning. Position works cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member to provide services and to devise an appropriate service plan for referred students and their families.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and MA DESE license as a School Psychologist.
  • Ability to synthesize and interpret diagnostic and assessment data.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of school psychology theory, child development, tests and measurements, and crisis management.
  • Ability to practically apply assessment, counseling, interviewing, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member. Must possess excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, students, families, team members, and others.

 COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by April 16, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Dr. Kimberly Merrick
Superintendent of Schools
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

MORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FIRST GRADE TEACHER

POSTING DATES:  April 9, 2019   TO:  May 6, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 31, 2019
Position available beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of MA Frameworks, and will be familiar with differentiated instruction, tiered intervention and inclusive practices.  An ability to collaborate with colleagues and an enthusiastic approach to teaching all children is essential.
Current Massachusetts Educator License with SEI Endorsement is required.

COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by May 6, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Peter Bachli, Principal
Morris Elementary School
129 West Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER, Grades K-5

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  April 16, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 15, 2019
Position available beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

The Technology Specialist:

  • Provides direct technology instruction to students grades K-5
  • Provides leadership and supports and models best practice in developing, achieving, and maintaining high quality technology integration into teaching and learning to enhance instruction, improve student performance, and assist students in becoming ethical and savvy users of technology

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology preferred
  • Massachusetts DESE Teaching License
  • Classroom teaching experience K – 5 setting
  • Demonstrated mastery of instructional technology integration in classroom settings
  • Leadership experience
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as deemed appropriate and acceptable

 COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by April 16, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Mr. Peter Bachli, Principal
Morris Elementary School
129 West Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

HEALTH ROOM ASSISTANT

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  April 16, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 15, 2019

Position begins on or about October 1, 2019.

The Health Room Assistant assists in the provision of district Health Services and under the supervision of a school nurse or administrator, who assigns specific duties, responsibilities, provides policy, and procedural guidance and direction.  The Health Room Assistant is responsible for helping address the medical and emotional needs of students and staff as needed. Health Room Assistant must follow and comply with local and state codes and appropriate health authority requirements.  The Health Room Assistant works as a collaborative team member with the district School Nurse, secretaries, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, and parents.  The Health Room Assistant must have training or be willing to be trained in, and agree to provide, diabetic care to students during school hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

Registered Nurse (RN) with an Associate Degree.  The district offers comprehensive tuition reimbursement if the selected candidate wishes to pursue further education.

Skills, knowledge, and abilities required for this position include:

  • Technical skills necessary to effectively utilize a computer for a variety of tasks and operate basic office machines.
  • Ability to develop strong and positive relationships with students, parents and co-workers.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Flexibility and the ability to remain calm in emergency situations.

COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit C contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by April 16, 2019.  Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and two current letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Peter Bachli, Principal
Morris Elementary School
129 West Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

LENOX MEMORIAL MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

WOODWORKING TEACHER, Grades 7-12

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  April 16, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  May 15, 2019
Position available beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Applicant must have a strong woodworking background including comprehensive tool safety, joinery, lathe work, drills, plainer and all saws.  Experience in woodworking and building must be sufficient to teach basic to advance woodworking.  Applicant must have a current MA Teaching License and have passed the DESE written and practical tests in either carpentry or cabinetry as well as the Technology/Engineering test.  Chapter 74 Vocational license preferred.  Excellent communication skills are a must.

COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by April 16, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Michael E. Knybel
Principal, LMMHS
197 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019   TO:  May 6, 2019
TO BE FILLED BY:  June 1, 2019
Position available beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

The English Department is seeking applicants for a full-time middle school English teacher beginning in August 2019.  MA certification required, Master’s Degree and a strong reading background and knowledge of RTI preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing by May 6, 2019.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of MA licensure to:

Michael E. Knybel
Principal, LMMHS
197 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER COACH

POSTING DATES:  March 29, 2019 until filled

This is a fall position for grades 7 – 12.  The season begins (officially for practice) the third week in August and will end mid-November, depending on tournament qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:   An in-depth knowledge of soccer is required.  Must be able to work positively with a wide range of student ages and abilities.  Must have some personal expertise in the sport and be able to demonstrate skills for students.  Experience coaching at the high school level is preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Per LEA Unit A contract

Interested persons should respond in writing.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and two letters of recommendation to:

Michael E. Knybel
Principal, LMMHS
197 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240

 

LENOX PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTES for the following areas:

Custodian, Nurse, Teacher, Classroom Paraprofessional, Food Services and Bus Driver

Interested persons may apply at the Superintendent’s office, Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

Applications can also be found on the Lenox Public School website, www.lenoxps.org and submitted to the Superintendent’s office.

Non-discrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the Lenox Public Schools in all of its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.  No person shall be discriminated against or excluded from participation or workplace advancement on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, limited English proficiency, housing status, or disability.