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  • National network of small schools with mission-driven teams working to prepare students for college
  • Focus on locations with the greatest need, representing the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity for transformation
  • Unique arts-infused approach engages students in a more impactful way and encourages creativity of thought
  • In addition to academic development, emphasis on broader personal development — we prepare students to adapt and thrive in the face of life challenges
  • Commitment to developing the capacity of our teachers, leaders, and team members
Benefits Package

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Each employee is an integral part of our operation and success. As such, it is our goal to attract, motivate, and retain top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Vacation, holiday and medical paid time off
  • Performance bonus plan

Read the benefits overview to learn more about our benefits package.

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Gary, IN - Gary Lighthouse PA
Job Description

Gary Lighthouse Primary is now accepting applications for an Academic Support Interventionist to serve as a Paraprofessional for RtI for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Lighthouse Academy (LHA) Instructional Support Teachers are more than instructional staff members and classroom managers. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking specialists who will make the commitment to work with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students  


Essential Functions


The Academic Support Interventionist (ASI) is a critical instructional staff member at Gary Lighthouse Charter School K-2 Primary Campus. The ASI will provide coverage for extended leaves from classrooms, provide small group intervention services, and serve in other capacities at the school as needed. In addition, the ASI will receive the same high quality professional development and coaching support as the other instructional staff at GLCSPC. The Instructional Support Teacher is compensated at the same rate as other instructional staff and will have the following duties:

  • Providing other long-term coverage if it’s needed
  • Providing small group intervention services in reading and/or math
  • Covering one-day absences when substitute teachers cannot be secured
  • Providing operational support in the school such as breakfast duty, lunch duty, and bus duty
  • Working alongside classroom teachers to provide high quality instruction
  • Other tasks as assigned by the principal
Skills & Requirements

Education:  Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or passing of Parapro Exam


Experience, Knowledge & Skills:         

  • Prior experience working in a school setting supporting student instruction
  • Must have current teacher certification and Highly Qualified designation under No Child Left Behind
  • Strong desire to work within an innovative, urban educational program
  • Understanding of the basic principles of explicit instruction and student engagement
  • Mastery of content knowledge in assigned area (s) of instruction as demonstrated by state exam
  • Knowledge of assigned subject and current practices
  • Knowledge of school policy; knowledge of theory and practice of student learning styles
  • Proven track record of raising student achievement scores
  • Ability to turn best practices into high quality, goal-driven  results
  • Highly effective writing, oral and interpersonal skills to communicate with a varied audience
  • Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)