Teach Western Mass


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Who We Want

As educators, we share a belief that all families—regardless of where they live or how much money they earn—have the right to a great education and a bright future for their children. For us, this starts with teachers who are empowered and supported along the way. We believe:

Teachers have the power to change lives.

Together, we’re building thriving schools that ensure all students are on track for college and career success. We’ve set a high bar for students and teachers in Western Massachusetts—and together we are making a difference in the lives of our students.

Teachers know what’s best for their students.

Our teachers are encouraged to make the decisions that will meet their students’ and community’s needs. Each school has a unique approach to instruction, giving teachers the freedom to test new strategies and create a classroom where all their students can thrive.

Teachers deserve to be treated like professionals.

Our teachers learn, grow, and build rewarding careers alongside a team that shares a common commitment to our students. Teachers are part of a collaborative learning community where committed colleagues push each other to do their best work on behalf of students.

In Western Massachusetts, we’re building thriving schools one teacher at a time. Our teachers must be:


Our teachers thrive in challenging environments and are empowered to introduce new and innovative teaching techniques.


Our teachers know how difficult it can be to improve student outcomes. They have the perseverance to overcome challenges while remaining fiercely committed to success for all students.


Our teachers thrive on feedback, are aware of their own strengths and growth areas, and are committed to continual improvement.


Our teachers collaborate effectively with colleagues, build supportive and dynamic school communities, and uphold high expectations for all.


Our teachers recognize that diversity makes our schools stronger and deeply value the range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that all of our students and colleagues bring to the classroom. They work hard to create inclusive and safe learning environments in their schools and classrooms for all students.