Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Community Development19 Flagg Drive, Framingham MA 01702
Student Enrollment: Just under 9,000
Staff Employment: 2,200
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: over 150
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Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Community Development
Framingham once the largest town in the United States of America is now a new city that resides just 20 minutes west of Boston. Located in the MetroWest corridor, the Framingham Public Schools (FPS) has an incredibly diverse student body serving close to 9,000 students. FPS made up of new or recent immigrants from over 76 different countries. The top 5 languages spoken by our families are English, Portuguese, Spanish, Hatian Creole and Arabic. We strongly support inclusive practices that work to eliminate the Opportunity Gap
and create greater access to educational opportunities for students. As a district we work hard each day to be forward thinking in terms of our practice. We envision ourselves as trailblazers working to prioritize the needs of the students over the discomfort of change. Notable highlights for us in recent years include:
- The development of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Development
- The move to a zero-based model for budget development to support equity
- The addition of a therapeutic dog at our high school
- The adoption of a Transgender Sport Policy that ensures all students can play on teams in manner that is consistent with their gender identity.
- The adoption of a new Food Policy that ensures no student will be denied a school lunch due to an unpaid balance.
- A 3-year pilot of restorative justice funded through a partnership with the Mass Teachers Association, the Framingham Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
This district is fully committed to ensuring equitable access to all students.Q. What is it like to work and/or teach in Framingham?
Whether you are looking to raise a family, find an affordable home outside of Boston or searching for a place that offers vertical growth professionally, Framingham is your destination. We have strong working partnerships with corporate partners who are headquartered in our area that includes TJX, Bose, Staples and Genzyme. We also boast strong partnerships with colleges and universities include Wellesley College, Framingham State University, Lesley University, Boston University and Mass Bay Community College.Q. What kind of support does Framingham offer new teachers?
All new teachers receive a mentor to support them in their transition into the district. This year we will be kicking off affinity groups for staff and a new program called Equity Ambassadors in an effort to support school culture and staff retention.Q. What general attributes does Framingham seek in new teachers?
We seek staff who have the proper certification, experience. We are working diligently to increase our diversity with a prioritization for bilingual staff who speak Spanish or Portuguese.Q. How does Framingham demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
The Office of Equity helps lead and support the district's initiative on teacher recruitment. Diversity is at the forefront of this work as it is crucial to not simply have proper representation in the district but to also maintain and uplift those individuals. Candidates that speak another language (preferably Portuguese or Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply as the district has expanded dual language program offerings from 1 to 4 schools.Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Framingham?
Make sure to provide proper licensure, cover letter, and resume. Send followup email to principal/director after application submission. For candidates who are new to the workforce, take a look at our website.Please see below for a Job Opportunity within our district:Elementary Principal at King Elementary School
Additional Information: https://framingham.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2054