Executive Director of Human Resources
111 Middle St, Weymouth, MA 02189
(T) 781-335-1460 x 20315
Student Enrollment: 5,800
No. of Staff: 1,100
Approximate No. of Teachers Hired Each Year: 30
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 20
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? The Town of Weymouth/Weymouth Public Schools are accessible by a number of bus lines, the Commuter Rail (Kingston and Greenbush lines), and the Quincy Center Train Station
1 – Early Childhood Education Center
8 – Elementary Schools (K-5)
1 – Middle School (6-8)
1 – High School/Career & Technical Education (9-12)
Maryann Foley, Executive Director of Human Resources
Weymouth Public Schools is a wonderfully diverse school district that is centered around educational excellence, engagement, equity and student growth. The district encompasses eleven (11) school buildings which includes a pre-school program, a brand new, state of the art middle school, and a comprehensive high school. Students are exposed to rigorous academic and skill ready programs at every grade level. A look at WPS by the numbers:
Student enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:
African American 8.4%
Native American .2%
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander .1%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic 5.1%
Other data points:
Languages spoken 12
First Language not English 14%
Low income 42.6%
Attendance rate 92.3%
High Needs 55.1%
Graduates to 4-year institutions 58.8%
Graduates to 2-year institutions 9.9%
Graduates to employment 13.3%
Graduates to other real world experiences 18%
Weymouth is committed to better understand the needs of our staff of traditionally underrepresented groups and we understand that our students are better connected and have a greater capacity to learn when they can identify with adults who look like them.
Q: What’s Weymouth like to work and/or live in?
Weymouth is a vibrant community approximately ten (10) miles south of Boston with many recreation and historic attractions. In 2022, the Town of Weymouth is celebrating its 400th anniversary, and has recently experienced growth and revitalization in its village centers, as well as many infrastructure improvements. With accessibility to premier healthcare facilities, the City of Boston and Cape Cod, Weymouth is a prime location to live and work.
Q: What type of support do you offer new teachers?
New teachers receive a variety of supports. Our new teachers receive a mentor and participate in a two-year new educator induction program and receive coaching from their principals, assistant principals, curriculum coaches, department heads, curriculum leaders, and other administrators. New teachers will also find support from colleagues through professional development opportunities and in professional learning communities. Weymouth also provides professional development and tuition reimbursement.
Q: What general attributes does Weymouth seek in teachers?
Weymouth Public Schools seeks caring and thoughtful individuals who are student-centered and seek to work in a collaborative, thought-sharing environment rooted in a commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.
Q: How does Weymouth demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
Partnering with MPDE is just one way we demonstrate our commitment to teacher diversity. We are also developing a high school education pathway with support from the DESE Teacher Diversification Pilot Program. Our commitment to teacher diversity is also seen in our commitment to providing a variety of development opportunities to our current staff. It is important that we create an environment that is inclusive in order to improve student learning outcomes. We have partnered with Curry College to offer the graduate level course: Culturally Responsive Educational Practices as a professional development opportunity to our current staff. Interested employees have an opportunity to continue on in the M.Ed. – Diverse and Equitable Instruction Concentration program.
Q: Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to your district?
Positions are posted on School Spring and we post with local colleges and universities through Handshake. Remember, we are looking for evidence of your experiences working in and supporting diverse and inclusive environments.