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Working At Laurel

At Laurel School, the fulfillment of our mission: “To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world” requires that we respect and fully honor each member of our community. Our mission and our values—"Committed to building a just and inclusive world, Laurel girls are courageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.”—guide our efforts to become an Anti-Racist school.
We know our school community is better and that students learn better from multiple perspectives. We value a wide variety of experiences and perspectives in all constituencies—students, faculty, parents/guardians and staff. All candidates who apply to work at Laurel School meet with the Co-Directors of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging as part of the interview process.

Open Positions

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Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who want to join an environment where our students are first and all adults in the building strive to make a difference in their lives.
We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff members who thrive on being engaged participants in our community. The most successful candidates are solutions driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment.

Screening Requirement: Employees are required to undergo initial and subsequent criminal background screening. Volunteers who have unsupervised contact with children will undergo a background screen.  

COVID-19 update: Laurel School strongly encourages all employees and independent contractors to be fully vaccinated, including booster, against COVID-19.

Laurel lives its mission:
 To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to Dream. Dare. Do.

Laurel teachers are committed to:

  • the study of research on girls’ education and integrating this knowledge into classroom practice
  • diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • anti-racist, multicultural education
  • the academic and social development of girls
  • working with each girl to fulfill the school's mission
  • the creation of an inclusive classroom community
  • the integration of community-based learning projects at the classroom level and as a part of the whole school community
  • involving parents as partners in the educational process
  • outdoor education and sustainability
  • flexibility and openness to new ideas

About Laurel

Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school, with a co-ed Early Childhood division where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves school, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek a culturally diverse faculty and staff. Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls.

In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart.

Located in Shaker Heights, Ohio (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative, and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.
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