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Employment Opportunities

Be a part of Lexington Public Schools. and help shape our future generations.  Below is a list of our current job listings and links where you can apply to join our team.

Lexington Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must pass a criminal background check.

All positions are subject to a Veteran’s Preference.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: 

If you require special accommodations as an applicant, please contact the Business Office.

Thank you for your interest in Lexington Public Schools. As a recipient of Title IX funds, Lexington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates nor in processes of admission and employment. Our Title IX policy and grievance procedures may be found by visiting our district homepage under Title IX, or directed to our Title IX Coordinator, Angie Kovarik who is located at our Central Office at 300 So Washington Street. She may also be reached via email at angie.kovarik@lexschools.org, or by calling 308-324-1209.

Employment Terms for Classified Staff

Teaching Staff Negotiated Agreement 2022-2023

 

Current Job Listings

Job Descriptions

High School Principal

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking applicants for the position of High School Principal for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a valid Nebraska administrative certificate with a clearing secondary administrative endorsement. High school teaching and coaching or sponsorship and prior high school leadership experience is preferred. A background in serving diverse student populations including poverty and EL is also preferred but not required. Lexington High School has a grades 9-12 enrollment of 920 students with a free/reduced meal rate of 70%+ and an English Learner (EL) rate of 40%. LHS most recently received a “Good” rating in the Nebraska accountability system, AQuESTT. The community of Lexington is very supportive of K-12 education, prides itself in its diversity, and supports its families and students like no other. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Principal Description & Duties

 

Varsity Head Football Coach

 

Lexington Public Schools is now accepting applications for the position of Varsity Football Head Coach.  

In order to serve as a head or assistant coach or sponsor of any activity sponsored by the NSAA, individuals must possess a valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate or Nebraska Administrative and Supervisory Certificate issued by the Nebraska Department of Education.

 

Individuals who do not possess either of these Nebraska certificates, can obtain a Special Services Certificate from the Nebraska Department of Education to meet the NSAA requirement.

Obtaining a Special Services Certificate for Coaching:

1. Complete (2) online NFHS courses at www.nfhslearn.com/courses.

      • Fundamentals of Coaching
      • First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches

2. Fingerprint cards are required if you have not continuously lived in Nebraska for the past five (5) years.

3. Complete the Nebraska Department of Education Special Services Certificate application at www.education.ne.gov/TCERT.

4. Submit original certificates to the Nebraska Department of Education indicating completion of the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching & NFHS First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches.

5. The Nebraska Department of Education will send the Special Services Certificate electronically to the individual’s email address included on the application.

          6. The certificate will be valid for five (5) years and can be renewed.

 

Questions regarding Special Services Certificate should be directed to the Nebraska Department of Education, Teacher’s Certification.  

Phone: 402-471-2295

Elementary Counselor

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary school counselor for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a clearing counseling endorsement.

 

Start Date: On or about July 24, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Counselor Description & Duties

Middle School Counselor

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of middle school counselor for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a clearing counseling endorsement.

 

Start Date: On or about August 7, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Counselor Description & Duties

 

Preschool Teacher 

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of preschool instructional teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a can early childhood education endorsement.

 

Start Date: August 7, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

Kindergarten Teacher

 

Morton Elementary is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with an elementary endorsement.

 

Start Date: July 26, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

1st Grade Teacher

 

Morton Elementary is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with an elementary endorsement.

 

Start Date: July 26, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

2nd Grade Teacher

 

Sandoz Elementary is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with an elementary endorsement.

 

Start Date: July 26, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

Elementary Art Teacher

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary art teacher. Applicants preferred to possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with an art endorsement.

 

Start Date: August 7, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

Elementary Special Education Teacher

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of elementary special education teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with an elementary special education endorsement.

 

Start Date: August 7, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

High School English Learner (EL) Teacher

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of high school English learner (EL) teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a clearing secondary ESL core subject endorsement. 

 

Start Date: August 7, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

High School Special Education Teacher

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of high school special education teacher. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a special education endorsement.

 

Start Date: August 8, 2022. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. 

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

High School Social Studies Teacher

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of high school social studies teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a Nebraska teaching certificate with a clearing social studies endorsement.

 

Start Date: August 9, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits. $500 incentive for residing in the school district; tuition reimbursement for pursuing Masters degree in teaching field. All prior years of teaching experience accepted when determining salary schedule placement. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

 

Teacher Description & Duties

Teacher Contract 2022-2023

Regular Education Paraprofessional

 

Support Staff Non-Certified

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We are seeking paraprofessionals to assist our teachers and develop the next generation through specialized curriculums. You will work closely with the teacher in your assigned classroom and support them in their duties. Flexibility is key for this role, as your tasks may change from day to day. Typical activities include creating presentations, printing off homework sheets, working with students in groups and individually during lessons and creating progress notes and reports. The ideal candidate is caring, compassionate and dedicated to the students’ success. They have a versatile skill set and a willingness to proactively look for ways to support the teacher. 

Responsibilities and Duties

    • Assist teacher with lessons and daily classroom activities 
    • Assist teacher with paperwork such as reports
    • Communicate with children and help them understand lessons
    • Prepare the classroom settings to promote a healthy learning environment
    • Ensure classroom safety standards are met at all times
    • Monitor children with particular attention to those with special needs
    • Act as a nurturing and encouraging influence for students during lessons
    • Engage with children to enhance learning
    • Monitor the classroom and minimize distractions and disruptions
    • Perform clerical tasks as required

Qualifications

    • Must pass a skills assessment test depending on State of hire
    • Experience in helping teachers in a classroom environment desired
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and social attributes
    • Discipline and diligent nature
    • Enthusiastic and passionate about teaching
    • Patient with children including those with special needs
    • Ability to stand and move around for long hours at a time

Paraprofessional

Support Staff Non-Certified

We are seeking paraprofessionals to assist our teachers and develop the next generation through specialized curriculums. You will work closely with the teacher in your assigned classroom and support them in their duties. Flexibility is key for this role, as your tasks may change from day to day. Typical activities include creating presentations, printing off homework sheets, working with students in groups and individually during lessons and creating progress notes and reports. The ideal candidate is caring, compassionate and dedicated to the students’ success. They have a versatile skill set and a willingness to proactively look for ways to support the teacher. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties

    • Assist teacher with lessons and daily classroom activities 
    • Assist teacher with paperwork such as reports
    • Communicate with children and help them understand lessons
    • Prepare the classroom settings to promote a healthy learning environment
    • Ensure classroom safety standards are met at all times
    • Monitor children with particular attention to those with special needs
    • Act as a nurturing and encouraging influence for students during lessons
    • Engage with children to enhance learning
    • Monitor the classroom and minimize distractions and disruptions
    • Perform clerical tasks as required

 

Qualifications

    • Must pass a skills assessment test depending on State of hire
    • Experience in helping teachers in a classroom environment desired
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and social attributes
    • Discipline and diligent nature
    • Enthusiastic and passionate about teaching
    • Patient with children including those with special needs
    • Ability to stand and move around for long hours at a time

McKinney Vento Paraprofessional

Part-Time

 

Lexington Public Schools is seeking a bilingual candidate to work as a paraprofessional to assist the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program social worker with Spanish speaking students and families.  Duties include interpreting phone calls, office meetings, and home visits. This person will also assist the social worker to implement services for homeless students and families.  20 hours per week. 

 

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED, pass a background check, and pass an academic proficiency screener. Position open until filled. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference. EOE.

Substitute Teacher steps in when the regular Teacher is absent. In short-term roles, they are primarily responsible for following the lesson plans already created by the regular Teacher, but in a long-term role, they create their own lesson plans in accordance with the established curriculum and the regular Teacher’s learning outcomes for the class. In addition to instruction, the Substitute Teacher monitors and reports on student behavior and maintains a positive learning environment where all students are encouraged to participate, ask questions, and generally receive the individual attention they need to effectively learn the material in the lesson plan.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

    • Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
    • Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment
    • Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
    • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the playground, and in the cafeteria
    • Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan
    • For long-term substitutes: develop lesson plans and assignments consistent with the regular teacher’s past lesson plans

 

Qualifications

    • A valid and current Substitute Teacher license for the State of Nebraska
    • Strong English verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to lead and instruct students of all ages
    • General knowledge of several subjects 
    • Ability to adapt plans to specific classrooms
    • Flexibility and critical-thinking skills
    • Patience