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  • At Lowell Public Schools, we believe that education is a fundamental civil right for every child. To deliver on this promise, our district is committed to advancing equity, excellence, and empowerment in every one of our schools, every day.

     

    Lowell is the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts, and Lowell Public Schools serves one of the most diverse student populations in the state. Close to 70 different languages are spoken among the 14,500 students enrolled in our 28 schools, and we proudly embrace and celebrate the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of our students and families.

     

    Our district is looking for highly motivated, culturally proficient educators and staff, and we strongly encourage applicants from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and professional backgrounds to apply. We are passionate about building a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable workplace for our faculty and staff, and we believe every member of our team enriches our diversity, expands our expertise, and helps us better understand, engage, and educate our extraordinary students.

Ten Reasons to Work @ LPS

    1. Supportive Teaching Environment: Teachers can expect a student population rich in cultural diversity, reasonable class sizes, access to modern learning technologies, a large and diverse academic support staff, and a culture of educational equity and reflective practice.

    2. Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Lowell Public Schools offers one of the most competitive salary scales in the state of Massachusetts, and many qualifying applicants are eligible for benefits such as sign-on bonuses, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, or downpayment assistance for employee homebuyers.

    3. Career Growth Opportunities: Lowell Public Schools invests in its educators and staff. The district supports professional growth and career advancement through a district-wide career-ladder program, mentorships, and leadership-development opportunities.

    4. Quality Professional Development: Our district offers a wide range of educational opportunities to its administrators, educators, and staff to help them develop their professional knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities, including in-district workshops, school-based professional development, and subsidized graduate courses.

    5. Earn a Master’s Degree: Lowell Public Schools gives its educators the opportunity to enroll in a district-sponsored master’s degree program in curriculum and teaching that’s designed by and for district administrators and teachers.

    6. New Teacher Academy: The Lowell Teacher Academy is a multiyear induction program for teachers entering the district. A partnership with the United Teachers of Lowell, the academy is a comprehensive orientation, mentoring, and professional-development program offered to teachers during their first three years of practice. The academy includes instruction and coursework in several content areas and instructional strategies, including classroom management, cultural diversity, differentiated instruction, English as a second language, early literacy, special education, and classroom technology.

    7. Tuition and Licensure Reimbursement: Lowell Public Schools offers employees tuition reimbursement up to $1,000 a year, and new teachers are eligible to receive vouchers to support their in-state certification.

    8. Higher Education Partnerships: District employees have access to student teaching and graduate-degree partnerships with several institutions of higher education in the region, including University of Massachusetts Lowell, Fitchburg State College, Middlesex Community College, and Salem State College.
    9. Staff Diversity: As part of the district’s commitment to increasing staff diversity, applicants of color are eligible to receive dedicated benefits, including hiring bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and teacher-certification support.

    10. Support for Educators of Color: Lowell Public Schools has several programs for educators and staff of color, including monthly affinity groups, peer mentoring, and a diversity network for educators.

     

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