Lisa Richardson, PHR
Chief Talent Officer
Cambridge Public Schools135 Berkshire St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Student Enrollment: 7,200 No. of Staff: 1,300
Approximate No. of Teachers Hired Each Year: 70-100
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 40-50
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? Yes, Cambridge is accessible by the Red and Green Lines, bus routes, and offers discounted Blue Bike memberships to all staff.Contact:
Lisa Richardson, PHR
Chief Talent OFficer
Cambridge is a community of many supports for our educators, focused on equity and inclusion for all. From ample professional development and leadership opportunities to abundant resources and competitive salaries, our district focuses on supporting and removing barriers from our teachers to enable them to focus on excellence in instruction and the best interests of children.
The Cambridge Public Schools’ 3D: Dynamic Diversity Development initiative is aimed towards renewing our commitment to sustaining a workplace and learning environment that is welcoming, accepting, and free of discrimination for all--regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability, genetic information, gender identity or age.Q: What’s Cambridge like to work and/or live in?
Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse, well-resourced urban community that is committed to equity and educational opportunity for all of our students. With diverse leadership at all levels, from the Superintendent's Cabinet to our individual school leaders, we seek to empower our students regardless of background. Moreover, we are a school district of choice that acknowledges the unique learning and social emotional needs of all students. Evidence of this can be found in our vibrant Visual and Performing Arts department, multiple dual language immersion settings, and in being home to one of only seven public Montessori schools in the state.
In addition to recruitment, CPS is committed to ensuring that staff members from historically marginalized communities feel welcomed and included once they choose to join our district. In May 2018, CPS facilitated the development of Employee Resource Groups, sometimes known as “affinity groups.” These groups are led by educators around areas of shared identity such as race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Each of these groups is educator-led and supported by central administration, allowing for each community to grow, develop, and determine their own path. Click here
to learn more about CPS’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.Q: What type of support do you offer new teachers?
Supports for new teachers include a New Teacher Orientation and Induction Program, mentorscohort based professional learning opportunities, and access to a wide range of extensive professional development offerings.Q: What general attributes does Cambridge seek in teachers?
We seek to hire staff who reflect the rich diversity of Cambridge student and families, and invite your application. Our focus is on hiring talented, committed, dedicated educators who mirror the demographics of our student body, possess a belief in all children regardless of marginalizing forces, have confidence in their instructional and pedagogical abilities, are committed to educational equity, and who have an interest in continual professional growth as well as working collaboratively as a supportive and contributing team member.Q: Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to your district?
All open positions in Cambridge are posted on School Spring, TalentEd, and on our website, www.cpsd.us
. We recommend that you check our site frequently for openings or sign up for job alerts. In your cover letter, it can be helpful to focus on why you are interested in both our district and the individual position/school you are applying to. Click here
for additional tips on applying to the Cambridge Public Schools. We welcome your application!