Student Enrollment: 3300
No. of Staff: 450 across all roles
Approximate No. of Teachers Hired Each Year: 20
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 20
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? There is a commuter rail station only several blocks from our high school, preschool, and main office building. Other schools are within an easy bike ride of the station.
Canton has an ambitious strategic framework that places educational equity at the core of our mission. We have started large-scale effort to provide professional development to all staff in the areas of racism, bias, and privilege. We are also seeking to diversity our staff so that our educators and administrators more closely reflect the student community we serve.
Canton has clearly become an even more desirable place to work in the past two years. Our open positions bring in ever higher numbers of applicants, with veteran teachers and administrators leaving neighboring districts to join our community. We are a district on the move, which is definitely making us a target district for high-performing educators.
Q: What’s Canton like to work and/or live in?
Canton is a wonderful place to live and work. It is a sought-after community for families seeking to relocate to the Boston area. With ample green space, a vibrant commercial sector, and a strong public school system, Canton attracts residents from a beautifully wide range of demographic groups.
Q: What type of support do you offer new teachers?
Canton provides one-on-one mentoring to all new educators, with an additional two years of mentoring and induction in group settings. Mentoring is differentiated to reflect the unique needs of all educators new to the district.
Q: What general attributes does Canton seek in teachers?
Canton is seeking educators with a rock-solid commitment to educational equity, an eagerness to participate in professional learning opportunities, and a willingness to stretch as our district embraces its long-term strategic framework.
Q: How does your district demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
We are making good on the ambitious goals of our long-term strategic framework. We are engaging in district-wide anti-racism and anti-bias professional development. We are actively seeking to diversify our staff community, in all roles. We are providing differentiated professional learning opportunities to staff to ensure that each feels they are receiving the support needed to flourish as an educator.
Q: Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to your district?
Talk to us! Come visit! Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and have a conversation about how our goals and yours might be a great match.