Employment Information

Ludington Area School District Employee Handbook

LASD Employee Handbook




Secondary Science Teaching Position for the 2020-2021 School Year

Full time teaching position with the potential to teach any of a variety of science classes including biology, chemistry, earth science, physical science, AP environmental science, or general science at Ludington High School. Candidates must meet NCLB definition and be Highly Qualified in Science while holding a valid Michigan teaching certificate at the secondary level (6-12); DI certification preferred. We seek a team oriented teacher who values relational practices and can teach all levels of learners. The ability to coach or serve in other schedule B capacities will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities and further the District’s mission of increasing achievement for all students. Apply in writing to Dan Mesyar, Principal at LHS, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington MI 49431 or email all materials to dmesyar@lasd.net. Send/email resume, transcripts, and letters of recommendation by June 12, 2020.

Music Teaching Position for the 2020-2021 School Year

Foster Elementary is a grade 3-5 upper elementary school. The music teacher position also splits time at a local private school, Ludington Area Catholic in grades 1-6. 

Foster Elementary School is dedicated to providing a safe environment, strengthening a positive self-image, while challenging academic abilities to promote lifelong learning for all students, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity. 

Position Overview Foster Elementary School seeks an inspiring music teacher who is responsible for teaching music education to students in grades 3rd-5th grade and assists the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music instruction. Helps students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing instruments and listening to music. The position performs other duties directly related to this job description. 


  • Teaches general music to 1st-6th grade including harmony, appreciation, history, and ensemble. 
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students. 
  • Provides opportunities for music ensembles including grade level musicals. 
  • Plans, rehearses, and directs students in extracurricular musical programs. 
  • Differentiate music curriculum to meet the needs of the individual student and the student body. 
  • Plans a balanced music program, and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time. 
  • Develops and refines music curriculum based on Michigan’s standards of creating, performing, and responding. 
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and music performances. 
  • Evaluates each student’s musical growth and contribution to the performance of the group that allows everyone to contribute. 
  • Communicates clearly with parents and school faculty/staff on the progress of individual students. 
  • Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. 
  • Cooperation with Head of School and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs. 


  • Minimum BA in Music or Music Education 
  • Ability to work with musicians at all skill levels 
  • Strong instrumental skills, including piano accompaniment 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The position can be physically demanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made if requested in advance. 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for a minimum of three references. Please combine all documents into a single PDF and email Brian Dotson, Principal at bdotson@lasd.net. 

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Schedule B Position 2020-2021 School Year

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Varsity Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Cross Country Coach

Apply in writing, include three letters of recommendation and resume to Randy Fountain, Athletic Director, Ludington Area Schools, 809 East Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or email rfountain@lasd.net.



Support Staff and Substitute Support Staff Opportunities

Ludington High School Food Service Aide  4.0 hour Position

Hours per school day. Must be ServSafe certified and able to lift up to 50 pounds. Point of service register training is required as well as annual  professional development. Apply in writing to Mrs. Donna Garrow, Food Service Supervisor, Ludington Area Schools, 809 E Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or by email: dgarrow@lasd.net.   **Posting will remain open until position has been filled.




Bus Drivers

Substitute Bus Driver Openings
For more information on substitute bus driving opportunities please call Ms. Deb Wilsey, Transportation Supervisor,  231-845-3890 or email dwilsey@lasd.net.


Food Service 

Child Nutrition Program Substitute Openings
For more information on substitute opportunities in the Child Nutrition Center please call Mrs. Donna Garrow, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor, Ludington Area School District, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI  49431 at 231-845-7303 extension 2041 or email dgarrow@lasd.net

For more information on substituting for support staff positions please call Mary Marble, Personnel Specialist, Ludington Area School District, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI  49431 at 231-845-7303 extension 2831 or email mmarble@lasd.net.



**Postings will remain open until positions have been filled.

Ludington Area Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies, financial aid distribution, or other school programs. 


Information for Substitute Teachers

Please visit EDUStaff or call EDUStaff at 877-974-6338
Thank you for your interest in Ludington Area Schools! The Ludington Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, age, religion, sex, height, weight, marital status, or disabling condition. The Ludington Board of Education has adopted policies which support the regulations of Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974.

The use or possession of marijuana is prohibited for all school-related off-campus business or events. This prohibition includes volunteers, substitutes, and company representatives while working on behalf of Ludington Area Schools.

Marijuana use remains illegal and fully criminalized according to federal law, and Ludington Area Schools is subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. In addition, our Board Policy prohibits the unlawful use or possession of controlled substances, illicit drugs, and alcohol on school property.

Employees and students who violate this policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs while on school district property will continue to be subject to legal and disciplinary action.