Wilmington Public Schools is looking for a new Principal of West Intermediate School. Please see the attached images for more information, and application at this link: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobdetail?jobId=4493416
Student Enrollment: 2800
No. of Staff: Approx. 630
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 15
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 10
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? Wilmington has a railroad stop, but it is not in walking distance of the schools. There is no other public transportation available in Wilmington.
Director of Human Resources
The Wilmington Public Schools, in conjunction with the community, provides an inclusive, respectful and collaborative learning environment where all stakeholders are engaged in the development of the whole child. The mission of the Wilmington Public Schools is to educate and develop students academically, socially and emotionally to be active, civic-minded contributors to our global society.
Wilmington Public Schools has been working on a Strategic Plan for the past 5 years that is consistently updated to meet the needs of the students, staff and families. WPS is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, along with providing safe and supportive learning environments for all students.
Q. What is it like to work and/or live in Wilmington?
The Town of Wilmington is located 15 miles north of Boston with close proximity to I-93, I-95, and I-495 along with direct access in town to the MBTA commuter rail. Due to the proximity to the city, there is a high level of residents employed in a variety of technical, professional and health-care related fields.
Wilmington is a stable, family-orientated community with a high percentage of longtime residents including many who are staff. As a result, a sense of history and tradition are valued and the town has been successful in attracting younger families who value the community’s close-knit atmosphere, the strong school system, and the array of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.
Wilmington has a strong sense of community and a long tradition of civic commitment and volunteerism. Wilmington is a community who is dedicated to ensuring the success of each child and is dedicated to embodying acceptance, equity, integrity and teamwork.
Wilmington is a community that focus on working collaboratively, with teachers, educational assistants, students and families to create a welcoming environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.
Wilmington is a great place to work and live!
Q. What kind of support does Wilmington offer new teachers?
The Wilmington Public Schools believes that a strong induction and mentoring program promotes the retention of high-quality teachers and consistency among educators. We believe that induction & mentoring programs increase job satisfaction, provide opportunities for teacher leadership, and have a positive effect on student achievement and engagement.
The Wilmington Public Schools are committed to providing ongoing practical support and guidance to new educators. The primary goals of Wilmington’s New Staff Induction Program are (1) to increase student achievement by improving educator effectiveness and daily instruction and (2) to retain capable new educators by increasing their satisfaction with their experience in Wilmington. New educators will have the support of mentors, colleagues, and administrators as they transition to Wilmington and the teaching profession. A two day orientation is provided for all new staff.
Q. What general attributes does Wilmington seek in new teachers?
Wilmington seeks new teachers whose teaching aligns with our vision and core values of Community, Inclusivity, Respect, Collaboration, Learning and Engagement. We desire our teachers, as well as all other staffing roles, to be passionate, committed to educating the whole student and meeting the needs of all students. We are continuously seeking staff members who are committed to anti-bias, anti-racist education so that all of our students have an increased sense of belonging and access to academically rigorous learning opportunities in their schools.
Q. How does Wilmington demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?
The Wilmington Public School District is proud to become a member of “The Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education.” We are constantly seeking ways to build our pipeline of diverse staff in order to help meet the needs and provide the necessary supports to all students.
Wilmington Public Schools is committed to recruiting, hiring, supporting, and retaining educators and staff who represent the diversity of the students in our district. Diversity, equity and inclusion themes are integrated into all the professional learning and our daily focus and the work that we do as a district. Wilmington Public Schools is committed to planning and implementing professional learning experiences so that all educators will strive to become anti-racist educators.
Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Wilmington?
Wilmington is consistently interested in candidates who are invested in the achievement, equity, and access of all learners in and beyond the classroom. Candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, class, and/or gender background and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
We understand that candidates come to us with diverse professional and personal experiences. We actively seek and encourage applicants to highlight their unique strengths, skills and experiences which are assets to our increasingly diverse district.
All applicants are encouraged to apply via School Spring and email the hiring administrator.