Nashoba Regional School District

Ann Marie Stoica, Director of Human Resources
50 Mechanic Street, Bolton MA 01740

Student Enrollment: 3051
No. of Staff: Approx. 540
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 20-30
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 10-15
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? No, but the district is
located just off Route 495and close to Route 190.

Ann Marie Stoica, Director of Human Resources

3 Elementary, 2 Middle Schools, 1 grade Pre-K to 8, and 1 High School

The Nashoba Regional School District is known for its dedication to providing a well-rounded education and fostering a strong
sense of community. With a commitment to academic excellence, Nashoba emphasizes the development of our Portrait of a Nashoba Graduate competencies. Competencies which include creativity, communication, empathy, a learners mindset, perseverance, and culturally competent
global citizenship. We offer strong professional development, a variety of ways for educators to become involved in the fabric of school and life, and support multiple means for teacher leadership. We seek to create and foster a sense of belonging for each and every member of our community.

Q. What is it like to teach/live in Nashoba Regional School District?

The Nashoba Regional School District is known for its dedication to providing a well-rounded education and fostering a strong sense of community. Nashoba values collaboration and innovation among its educators, creating a supportive environment for professional growth. Residents within our community appreciate the close-knit and inclusive community that encourages active involvement in various school activities and programs.

Q. What kind of support does Nashoba Regional School District offer new teachers?

The Nashoba Regional School District Mentoring program provides a comprehensive and differentiated approach, especially as beginning teachers come from a wide variety of prior college and work experience.

Our program pairs one mentor teacher with a beginning teacher (mentee) for a year. This collaborative partnership allows for the mentee to be supported in all aspects of the new position, all the way from school logistics to assessments to best instructional practices, and so on. We also provide twelve academic year workshops. The workshops are also crafted to be differentiated and creative in content, as the beginning teacher group has quite the vast span of grade levels and content areas/ job descriptions.

Nashoba is an incredible school district, and we greatly value the talented and dedicated educators in the towns of Bolton, Stow, and Lancaster. We want beginning teachers to feel empowered, well-supported, and, most importantly, fulfilled with their new position.

As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.” Thus, our goal is to inspire our beginning teachers to continue doing what they do best: provide the best education possible for our innovative and extraordinary Nashoba students.

Q. What general attributes does Nashoba Regional School District seek in new teachers?
The Nashoba Regional School District values a range of attributes in new teachers that contribute to our dynamic educational environment. Every opportunity we have to bring a new teacher onboard is an opportunity to help us grow. We value individuals from diverse backgrounds who are empathetic, innovative, collaborative, and exhibit a learners mindset. These qualities align with our commitment to fostering a supporting and progressive learning community for both students and staff.

Q. How does Nashoba Regional School District demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
As a District, we are committed to delivering a workplace experience and an educational experience for our Faculty/Staff and Students of Color that understands their perspectives and incorporates their experience in their academic lives and their day-to-day Nashoba world, yet our teaching and administrative team are markedly underrepresented of people of Color. 
Our Strategic Plan was developed to address the needs of Diversification, Equitable Opportunities and Outcomes, and Belonging.  One of the four strategic objectives in our Strategic Plan focuses squarely on Culture and Belonging, with a second strategic initiative reinforcing
efforts in diversity of teaching staff outlined in Strategic Objective  #4: Culture and Belonging: Strategic Objective #2:  “Ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all through increased awareness, representation, practices, and communication around diversity, equity, and inclusion.”   Workforce Diversity Strategic Initiative, Strategic Objective #4: “Recruit, hire and retain a highly qualified, diverse staff that mirrors the educational vision.”  Initiatives in both
Strategic Objectives outline specific action steps for our district, highlighting our “Why” in print. The “why” of our district equity work is rooted in our unwavering commitment to creating a learning environment where all means all. Through our Strategic Plan development, processes,
and burgeoning needs assessment, we have recognized the urgent need to embrace equity work now to ensure that every student, regardless of their background or identity, receives equitable opportunities and outcomes, fostering a sense of belonging for ALL. Our work cannot wait. For
Nashoba, our work calls for a two-part imperative: 1.) Strengthen our current school climates and cultures to become ones that not only recognize the needs of our Students of Color, but demonstrate cultural responsiveness to embrace equity, eliminate the opportunity gap, and
ensure that all students feel a sense of belonging. 2.) Attract and retain a diverse teacher workforce that not only helps to lift and illustrate diverse voices but also enables all of our students to see themselves reflected in their day-to-day world.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Nashoba Regional School District?
If you are an empathetic, innovative, and collaborative educator who exhibit a learners mindset, you have qualities that align with our commitment to fostering a supporting and progressive learning community for both students and staff. Please consider us at NRSD!


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