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Norton Public Schools

Karina Sallaway
Communications & Media Coordinator
64 W Main St.
Norton, MA 02766

(508) 285-0100
(508) 285-0199 - Fax
ksallaway@norton.k12.ma.us
http://www.norton.k12.ma.us/district/human-resources/current-employment-opportunities




Profile:
Student Enrollment: 2,363
Staff Employment: 382
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 7-10
Approximate number of paraprofessionals hired annually: 5-10
Accessible by public transportation? - The closest commuter rail is in Mansfield, MA. There is limited public transportation.


Contact:
Karina Sallaway
Communications & Media Coordinator


Norton High School is ranked #82 out of 378 MA Schools and Norton Middle School is a New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) Spotlight School.

Norton Public Schools is a Google School District and thus utilizes all of the GSuite for Education apps. Throughout the District there are also Promethean Interactive Displays which allow for more student interaction and teaching flexibility.

Community is an important aspect of the Norton Public Schools experience. Our community partnerships include: the Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership, Norton Media Center, Norton Embracing Educational Development (N.E.E.D.), Wheaton College, the Lancers United for Community Knowledge (L.U.C.K.), and the Norton Police and Fire Departments.

As a changing district we are wanting to be inclusive, supportive and understanding of our growing diverse population and we believe that faculty and staff who are diverse are role models.


Q. What is it like to work and/or live in Norton?
Norton is a quiet college town (Wheaton College) with approximately 19,000 residents. The community is very united with attention to supporting those in need. The community underwent significant changes during the 1990s when it almost doubled its size with a population boom because of new homes.

Q. What kind of support do you offer new teachers?
We have a full mentoring program and a very active and engaged local union. We are also a social emotional and learning district and spend professional time supporting new teachers in balancing work and home priorities.

Q. What general attributes does Norton seek in new teachers?
We seek professionals who are committed to the core values of teaching all students and being a nurturing and caring professional.

Q. How does Norton demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
We are committed to supporting our student population by prioritizing hiring teachers of diverse backgrounds. Our collective attention to this need is grounded in the District’s belief in cultural proficiency and social justice.

Q. Any tips for teachers interested in applying to Norton?
We are always looking for potential candidates to spend a day with us in order to find out about our culture and expectations. Moreover, we are also located near the RI border and many of our staff reside in northern RI. Lastly, we are surrounded by two diverse cities, Taunton and Attleboro.
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