The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years. We will offer K4 through 3rd grade and 6th through 10th grade this year. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Expectations: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Pathways: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First-Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community-We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done-We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy-The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
The Event Custodian is responsible for the setup and tear down of all events and cleaning specified areas of The Lincoln Academy. The custodian will be expected to perform setup for all athletic, choir/band events, dances and outside organization events. The position must take enormous pride in the physical condition, usability, and appearance of the entire property. Finally, the Event Custodian will occasionally be responsible for responding to facilities issues that occur outside of normal business hours and also for staffing occasional weekend projects. A reasonable amount of flexibility to accommodate this need is an essential part of this position.
It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on scholar achievement, character and success beyond high school. The Lincoln Academy is a school where scholars and families are supported, while maintaining high expectations for all. The custodian is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The custodian will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles and responsibilities the Event Custodian will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Setup and tear down all required athletic equipment and supplies for events, including but not limited to practices and games.
Prepare facilities for extra-curricular or non-standard use by staff and scholars
Prepare space for all TLA community events, including set-up, tear down and clean up
Respond with enthusiasm to all building issues, large and small, and demonstrate respect for the needs of all school staff and scholars
Complete daily custodial tasks, such as sweeping, dusting, trash removal, vacuuming, etc
Cleans fixtures and furniture
Shampoos or steam-cleans carpets and rugs
Deliver Straight-A courteous, professional, and skillful facility support with no exceptions
Be self-directed and identify building challenges before being expected to do so
Put safety first and use proper protective equipment at all times
Maintain a professional appearance, demeanor, and work ethic
Provides leadership with updates on maintenance needs of the facility
Possess the ability to lift, carry, and maneuver heavy equipment willingly and often
Report and communicate efficiently with administrators, supervisors and all staff via phone and email
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
A high school diploma or GED
2-5 continuous years of janitorial or custodial experience or recent military experience, preferred
Other certifications as requested
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking or standing necessary to provide maintenance activities, both inside and out. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 4 hours consecutively
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.