In Falmouth Public Schools (Cape Cod) we support and strive to diversify our teaching staff to achieve and maintain an educator workforce reflective of the racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Consider positions in Falmouth: https://falmouth.tedk12.com/hire/Index.asp
The Falmouth Public Schools is looking for a diverse pool of candidates (educators of color and members of other historically underrepresented groups encouraged to apply) with experience teaching/working in the early childhood and elementary level and experience working with racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students.The Falmouth Public Schools is seeking high-quality candidates for the East Falmouth School principalship to lead the staff, students, and families to educate all students to high standards.For a full job description & to apply online, please visit: https://falmouth.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2237The position is posted until filled; candidates who submit their application by 03/15/23 will be given preference. Please consider applying or sharing the posting with strong candidates.
Joany Santa, Ed.D.
Falmouth Public Schools
340 Teaticket Highway
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Student Enrollment: 3,100
No. of Staff: 450
Approximate No. of Teachers Hired Each Year: 15-20
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 4
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? No.
Schools: 4 in Elementary; 2 Middle; 1 High School
Henry St.Julien, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Joany Santa, Ed.D. Director of Human Resources
The Falmouth Public Schools is looking for a diverse pool of candidates. Educators of color, members of other historically underrepresented groups, and multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with direct or transferable skills experienced in working with racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students should consider choosing Falmouth.
DEI & Belonging work is extremely important to the Falmouth Public School in helping to live the mission and vision of inclusivity. We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture. We are committed to act with a growth mindset and take an expansive approach to address concerns as we recruit diverse candidates and active allies to the District.
The HR Office has begun sharing rental and affordable home ownership information to facilitate the transition of staff to the Cape area.
Q: What’s Falmouth like to work and/or live in?
Falmouth is a coastal town on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It’s known for its beaches, warm community feel and dedication to children. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is home to marine life such as seals and lobsters. Many partnerships assist the Town’s youth in receiving a
well rounded education; Volunteers In Public Schools, Community School, Falmouth Education Foundation and many more.
Q: What type of support do you offer new teachers?
The Office of Teaching and Learning organizes the induction and mentoring partnerships. There is a new educator orientation for two days in late August in addition to the three days all teachers are required to attend for professional development, orientation and preparation for the opening of school. These are organized by the Office of Teaching and Learning.
a. New educator orientation
b. Regular orientation
c. Mentor/induction partnership (2 years)
d. Professional development offerings aligned with their needs
Course reimbursement, competitive benefits package, Professional Development (PD) opportunities that align with needed PD required to advance licensure, academic and social emotional programming for students.
Q: What general attributes does Falmouth seek in teachers?
Our Framework for Student Success is founded on three core actions that are echoed across all
➢ personalizing instruction and interventions to ensure academic growth and achievement
➢ increasing inclusive practices and creating supportive learning environments
➢ mobilizing supports and resources to collaborate and engage with families for student success.
Educators dedicated to working with colleagues, students, parents and the partners within the community to support Black, Latino and low-income students to graduate from high school on track and to attain a high-quality credential.
Q: How does Falmouth demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
Each school Principal is the hiring manager for their school. They screen, interview, check references and depending on the time of year often have candidates teach a model lesson before selecting a finalist to recommend for hire. The HR Office reaches out extensively throughout Massachusetts and nationally to insure a diverse applicant pool.
Q: Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to your district?