Westwood Public Schools

Allison Borchers
Asst. Superintendent
Lateefah Franck
METCO Director
220 Nahatan Street, Westwood, MA 02090

Student Enrollment: 3,000
1- High School
1- Middle School
5- Elementary Schools
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail?  Westwood has limited accessibility through public transportation. There are two commuter rail stations in Westwood (Rte. 128 & Islington). There is a bus route that runs through Westwood.

Allison Borchers
Asst. Superintendent

Lateefah Franck
METCO Director

We, the members of the Select Board, wish to make a statement in support of diversity, equity and inclusion in Westwood’s town government, schools and community as a whole.
We believe the following to be true about this town, that we are so proud to serve:

● Westwood is part of a nation founded upon the principles that all people are created equal and that each person has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is up to all of us to move our community and country ever closer to these ideals for all people.

● One of the many strengths of our community is the fact that we are made up of individuals who are diverse in their ethnicities, racial backgrounds, spiritual and political beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, physical and neurological abilities, and more.

● The Town of Westwood strives to be, for all residents and community members, a safe place where one is free from discrimination and able to grow into the best, most authentic version of oneself, and where we are committed to continuously learning and evolving through our connections to and mutual respect for each other and our community.

The Select Board welcomes and supports the various contributions of our diverse community, knowing that it is a source of the strength and character of our town.

We wish to affirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all facets of our policies and practices. We have received significant support and encouragement from residents and with the creation of our Human Rights Task Force comprised of volunteers who share the same commitment. Together with the Human Rights Task Force we are providing this statement to the town.

We look forward to hearing how we can continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Westwood not only from the Westwood Human Rights Task Force going forward, but also from any residents who would like to share their thoughts, ideas and perspectives on ways we can continue to improve our town. This work begins with each individual community member. Through our collective action, we can make real our ideals.

Q. What is it like to teach at Westwood?

Westwood is a thoughtful school community that values collaboration and innovation in teaching and learning. The town of Westwood is an affluent predominantly white community that is accepting and welcoming to families and educators from a variety of different backgrounds.

Q. What kind of support does Westwood offer new teachers?
Westwood has a robust mentoring program for new educators. The district also offers a variety of in-district courses as well as opportunities for professional development beyond the district. Recently the district received the DESE Diversification Grant, with this we are able to assist educators in securing licensure as well as reimbursing for graduate courses.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Westwood?
Apply. We are interested in a variety of candidates from many different backgrounds and professional experiences.