Where are opportunities to teach in Turnaround Schools?
Message from Superintendent Dr. Mary Louise Francis:
“As one of the largest employers in the city of New Bedford, we continue to seek qualified candidates to increase the quality of our entire workforce in order to improve the quality of education for our students.
We continue our commitment to search for certified and highly qualified administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals. New Bedford Public Schools offers competitive salaries and benefits, extensive professional development, and the opportunity to work in a diverse community committed to high standards for all.
We have a history of positively transforming schools in greatest need of improvement and are committed to ensuring that all children perform at the highest academic levels. Thank you for considering the opportunity to teach in New Bedford Public Schools.”
Overview of Special Supports for Teachers in Turnaround Schools:
New Bedford Public Schools is currently developing a specific redesign plan for our "turnaround" school. However, we know it is critical that we recruit, develop and support effective, experienced teachers to work with the students at this school. Parker Elementary School will be led by a new, experienced principal who values, supports and empowers teachers and who values teachers as leaders. Teachers will have the opportunity to play leadership roles in the turnaround school by serving on the school Redesign Team, or the School Leadership Team. Most importantly, teachers in our turnaround school will have extra supports and resources (including possible extra social and emotional support services for students, high quality, job embedded professional development, and access to student data).
Turnaround Schools in New Bedford:
John A. Parker Elementary School
Principal, 2010-11: A new principal will be named shortly.
Address: 705 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740 [map]
Phone: 508-997-4511, ext. 2220
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (contractual hours may be extended)
Enrollment: 276 students
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Data
John Avery Parker is an elementary school serving a diverse student population in grades K through five. The school’s demographic enrollment data for 2009-2010 reveals a student body comprised of 16.7% African American, 1.8% Asian, 32.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Multi-race Non-Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 40.9% White. As of the 2009-10 school year, 86.2% of Parker’s enrollment is low-income and 17.0% come from homes whose first language is not English.