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Welcome to the Human Resources Department

Thank you for your interest in Lynn Public Schools.  LPS is an exciting and innovative school district. As the fifth largest school district in the Commonwealth, we maintain a sense of community while providing a rich learning environment for ALL students.  We value our staff and are eager to have you join this exceptional team of professionals.

About LPS  
Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston’s north shore.  The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation.  Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 60% of our students speaking two or more languages. 

LPS Vision and Core Values 
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values: 

  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning


Lynn Public Schools strives to fill open positions with the most capable and experienced individuals.  We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above.  The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world.
We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.   Candidates from diverse backgrounds with experience in an urban setting are encouraged to apply.  All educators MUST be able to obtain an SEI endorsement.

Please reach out with any questions. We are happy to assist you through this process. Additionally, we will provide links to important information to help you navigate your journey.

To apply for a position, please access Lynn Public Schools - TalentEd Hire (tedk12.com)


Sincerely,
Cari Fabale (She/Her/Hers)
Executive Director of Human Resources

Lynn Public Schools
100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Tel: 781-593-1680 Ext 3162

 

Human Resources Department Information

Phone (781) 593-1680
Fax (781) 477-7312
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Regular Hours Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Summer and Vacation Hours Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
 
Executive Director of Human Resources
Carolynn Fabale (781) 593-1680 Extension 3162
 
Human Resources Office Assistant
Christine Frazier (781) 593-1680 Extension 3106
 
Benefits
Heidi Suriel (781) 593-1680 Extension 3101
   
Paraprofessional Applications & Workers Compensation
Alyssa Navaroli (781) 593-1680 Extension 3134
   
CORI/Fingerprints and Substitute Applications
Darlene Finnigan (781) 593-1680 Extension 3130
 
Practicums and Internships
Yajaira Chavez (781) 593-1680 Extension 3109

Applicant Information / Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working Lynn Public Schools. To apply for a position, please access Lynn Public Schools - TalentEd Hire (tedk12.com).  Applications MUST be submitted electronically with the exception of Food Services positions.

Administrative - 
Vacancy announcements for administrative opportunities are posted throughout the School Department.  Vacancies are posted for thirty (30) days.

Teacher Vacancies - 
The school personnel department maintains a resume bank of teacher applications, including their certification areas and levels. As vacancies occur, principals and directors access this resource to interview and recommend qualified teaching applicants to the Superintendent.

A complete certificated application MUST include the following:

  • Transcripts (uploaded into the system)
  • Three (3) recent letters of reference
  • List of any prior teaching experience for salary consideration: Official verification of prior full-time teaching experience from your previous employer.
  • DESE MEPID#

Substitute Teachers - All substitute teachers must have formally applied for substitute teaching positions through the personnel office and be processed for a CORI. Applicants for substitute teaching positions must have completed a minimum of two years of college.

Teacher Aides and Lunch Aides - 
Applicants may complete the necessary paperwork for these positions in the personnel office. Subsequently, they will be placed on a day to day-on call list for substitute assignments. Employment is contingent on a criminal background investigation.

Civil Service Positions - 
Many of the School department's positions are classified as Civil Service. Hiring and promotion practices for these positions are mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 31. See Massachusetts Division of Human Resources

Labor Service positions do not require an exam as part of the application process. Initially, individuals register for Labor Service positions at the Lynn City Hall personnel Department. Registrations remain active for five years.

As Labor Service vacancies occur within the School Department, the School Personnel Office requisitions City Hall for applicants.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC) and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).  All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

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Register For an Appointment or call (866) 349-8130.

The district’s 8 digit DESE organizational code is 01630000.

  • $55 for staff who have a DESE license
  • $35 for those who do not have a DESE license. 
  • You may pay with a credit card while online.
  • Please print the confirmation page and note the identification you will need to bring with you to the fingerprinting center.

If you have been fingerprinted for another school district in Massachusetts, please contact that district and request a Letter of Suitability. 
For more information about the national criminal background checks, you may visit the following websites:

PDF Icon Lynn Schools Employment Application Form Download (PDF)
For FOOD SERVICES POSITIONS ONLY
  New Employee Application Instructions | Updated January 2020

In accordance with the General Laws, Chapter 39, Section 33B, the confidential nature of the application will be honored until such time as the screening has taken place and semi-finalists have been selected.

Any person who wishes information concerning the application of Title IX of Chapter 622 should contact Mr. Michael Geary, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Health), 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905, telephone # ((781)) 593-1680 ext. 3148.
Inquiries concerning non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack P.O.C.H., Room 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

The Lynn School Department accepts all state and federal laws regarding the possession and/or use of illegal drugs as binding on its employees and therefore, all employees are prohibited from possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school-sponsored activity.

Non-Discrimination Policy - It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, home status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec. 5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch. 151C.

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Practicum | Internship Information Webpage

Welcome!
The Lynn Public Schools is pleased to accept applications for student teaching, student intern, and student nursing as well as student observation assignments.  Please select the appropriately titled form for the type of assignment for which you would like to be considered.  Follow the instructions at the top of the form. 

Please Note:  All candidates for internships/practicums other than observations must complete both a National Criminal Background Check (fingerprinting) and CORI before beginning an assignment.  The CORI application form is located on this page.  The link to make an appointment for fingerprinting is also on this page for your convenience.  All candidates for observations only must complete a CORI application before beginning observations.

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  LPS Employee Practicum/Internship Application
  Practicum/Internship/Observation Application (Non-Employees)
  CORI Application
  Fingerprinting Student Teacher Letter
   
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In January 2013, a new law was signed by Governor Patrick requiring certain school employees or volunteers of educational or internship programs that may have direct and unmonitored contact with children to undergo national criminal background checks.  As a student teacher/nurse/intern your practicum placement is subject to the results of the finger-print based national criminal background check, a CORI application and the district’s suitability determination concerning this assignment. 

At this stage, you must register for a fingerprinting appointment at one of the enrollment centers.  For directions to and hours of operation of the center located nearest you and to Register For an Appointment. You may also register by phone by calling 1 (866) 349-8130.

The district’s 8 digit DESE organizational code is 01630000.  Please use the code as the Provider ID during registration.  You are allowed to notify up to 10 districts of the results of the finger-print based national criminal background check without incurring any additional costs.

You must bring your registration confirmation number with you to your fingerprinting appointment.  Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible.  You will not begin your assignment before an appointment is scheduled.
Fingerprints will not be taken without identification.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

 

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