Chelmsford

Chelmsford Public Schools

Diane M. Carey
Director of Human Resources
230 North Road, Chelmsford MA 01824
978-251-5100, ext. 6904

careyd@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Profile:
Student Enrollment: 5208
No. of Staff: Approx. 970
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 20
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 35
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? In addition to being in close proximity with easy access to the city of Boston, Chelmsford’s Center Elementary School is within walking distance to the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) bus stop.

Contact:
Diane M. Carey
Director of Human Resources

 

1 High School

2 Middle Schools

4 Elementary Schools

 

The Chelmsford Public Schools are remarkable. Many of our schools, departments, and programs receive state and national recognition for high performance and exceptional accomplishments. As a community and district, Chelmsford prioritizes public education and its duty to provide all students with a rigorous, robust, and equitable education. As a result of high-quality teaching, meaningful partnerships, and well-resourced schools, our students contribute to the Chelmsford community as self-directed, creative, and accomplished learners who are ready to become the innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Our mission is to educate, engage, prepare, and empower well-rounded and knowledgeable learners who PERSEVERE through challenges, demonstrate RESPECT and INTEGRITY in their words and actions, are DEDICATED to their community, and display EMPATHY as global citizens while discovering and pursuing their full potential.

Our vision is to provide all students with multiple pathways to optimize their own potential for academic excellence, leadership, and social and emotional wellness.  We work from a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with state standards using multiple forms of data to inform innovative approaches to teaching. Our students’ success is anchored in the high expectations of teachers who are part of a professional, collaborative culture that demands a continuous focus on instructional improvement. It is our responsibility that every student feels safe, cared for, appropriately challenged, and supported in our schools. Our students’ successes are celebrated within and across schools as well as throughout the broader community. Parents and the Chelmsford community are connected to the daily life of our schools through consistent, multidirectional and multi-modal communication, which builds external support for and pride in the district, schools, teachers, and students.

 

Q. What is it like to work and/or live in Chelmsford?

A scenic community nestled in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, Chelmsford is in close proximity to the city of Boston, and offers easy access to the Atlantic coastline and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Its many surprising and breathtaking trails, beaches and
pathways help give Chelmsford that small town feel and reflect its rural past. Our history is alive, embraced and proudly preserved.
Our school system is ranked among the best in the state. Chelmsford has received a Green Community designation from the State of Massachusetts. We are proud to have been voted in the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2007 and again in 2011.

Q. What kind of support does Chelmsford offer new teachers?
The teachers and staff in Chelmsford Public Schools are one of our greatest strengths. Supporting and developing our teachers remains a top priority. We continue to provide opportunities for professional development while also ensuring that our staff is equipped to meet the needs of each and every student in Chelmsford. To support this objective, we provide our teachers with an orientation, mentoring program, workshops and professional development opportunities.

Q. What general attributes does Chelmsford seek in new teachers?
Teachers foster an inclusive learning environment, ensure curriculum is accessible to each and every student, and build strong relationships with students and families. We seek teachers who are passionate and committed to ensuring all students succeed, and willing to consistently go above and beyond for their students. It’s important that students feel their teachers care about their well-being and are supported.

Q. How does Chelmsford demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?

The Chelmsford community represents a wide variety of identities, backgrounds, languages, and experiences. We will focus on making sure that each and every student is given the opportunity to succeed, thrive, and belong in Chelmsford Public Schools. We believe that our increasing diversity is and will continue to be a strength of our district.

As such, Chelmsford Public Schools is committed to enhancing recruitment efforts to attract diverse candidates to our district. This is an active goal of our strategic plan. We have established a DEI committee dedicated to focusing our efforts in offering a welcoming town that recognizes diversity, pursues racial equity and fosters inclusion. We strive to promote activities designed to further efforts of these core values, and to advocate for the human and civil rights to all. To that end, we have partnered with the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) in this endeavor.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Chelmsford?
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via School Spring, and to check our website and job listings frequently.