Taunton

Taunton Public Schools

Luty Vicente (she, her, hers)

Human Resources Specialist

Taunton Public Schools

215 Harris St

Taunton, MA 02780

508-821-1215

 

 

Profile:

Student Enrollment: 8,000
No. of Staff: Approx. 1,400
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 200
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 100
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? No

Preschool: 1

Elementary: 6

Middle: 3

High: 3

 

Contact:

Luty Vicente, Human Resources Specialist

Dr. Cheryl Butts, Executive Director of Human Resources

According to DESE, Taunton has a retention rate higher than the state average and one of the highest in the state for our enrollment. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including tuition reimbursement and a 403-B match.

Q. What is it like to teach at Taunton?

Taunton is a growing and diverse community. It’s technically a City but feels very much like a close-knit town. The downtown area is home to multiple restaurants and there are several neighborhoods with their own identity and pride.

Q. What kind of support does Taunton offer new teachers?
Mentorship & Professional Development

Q. What general attributes does Taunton seek in new teachers?
Our ideal candidates are energetic and engaged and are always thinking about what is best for the student.

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

We provide implicit bias training for all hiring managers and firmly believe our staff should resemble the community we serve. In the past 10 years, we have increased our African-American staff by 300 percent.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Taunton?
Apply early and ask questions; we’re happy to tell you more about us!