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Recruitment Partnership Programs

Springfield Public Schools has partnered with organizations to recruit highly qualified, highly effective employees.

Teach for America (TFA)
Teach for America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA "corps members."  Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they are employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids.  After two years, corps members become part of the TFA alumni network.  Informed and inspired by their students, many continue teaching; others pursue other leadership roles in schools and school systems or launch careers in other fields that shape educational access and opportunity.  For more information about Teach for America, please click here.

Reach to Teach - Westfield State University
Reach to Teach (RTT) is a partnership between Springfield Public Schools and Westfield State University (WSU) that was created with the intent of encouraging students of color graduating from Springfield Public Schools to enter into the teaching profession, especially in the fields of math, science, and special education.  Qualified high school graduates are guaranteed admission into WSU's teacher licensure program.  RTT provides students with mentoring support while at WSU.  Successful graduates of RTT are then guaranteed employment as educators in the Springfield Public Schools.  For more information, please click here.

Paradigm Shift
The diverse teacher workforce coalition (paraprofessional to teacher pipeline) is working to remove the obstacles that may be standing in the way of becoming a teacher.  the coalition's strong network will support you as you become a teacher.  You bring your determination and commitment, Paradigm Shift helps you navigate the education, training, and MTEL testing requirements while you continue as a para-educator.  They introduce you to sources of financial aid and provide mentors and tutors to help you on your path to success.  They provide the names and numbers of people to call if an issue arises.  For more information about Paradigm Shift, please click here.

S-Cubed - Springfield College
S-Cubed is a MA DESE-approved educator preparation program for teachers who currently work in the Springfield Public Schools and are looking to receive their post-baccalaureate initial teaching license.  For more information on the S-Cubed Program, please click here.

180 Days in Springfield - UMass Amherst
Students enrolled in TEACH 180 Days in Springfield  prepare for initial licensure for middle or high school and Master's degree in the space of an academic year, while teaching at a school in Springfield Public Schools.  During this time, participants receive a thorough education in best practices, support from fellow students, and mentoring from faculty.  They graduate with a deep understanding of urban education, an extensive professional network, and excellent job prospects.  The 180 Days program runs from late-August through mid-June (or the last day of school in the Springfield Public Schools district), essentially the duration of one complete academic year in Springfield Public Schools.  For more information, please click here.

College of Our Lady of the Elms

The Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE) seeks to increase the number and diversity of qualified teachers in Chicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield. The CEUE will help bridge the 800-teacher annual gap across K-12 schools in the area, especially in specific roles such as special education, English language learners, and science, technology, engineering, and math. The center will allow para-educators already working in urban schools in these cities to get their bachelor’s degree so they can pursue a teaching license. It also gives teachers or anyone else with a bachelor’s degree the ability to pursue their master of arts in teaching degree.

American International College
Springfield Promise Fellows
American International College and the Springfield Public Schools have partnered to develop our next generation of leaders by offering Promise Fellow Scholarships to exceptional educators.

We believe that by investing in the district’s greatest commodity, its highly qualified and talented educators, we can create a pipeline of strong dedicated agents of change.  The Promise Fellow program will allow recipients to:

  • Earn their license as a principal/assistant principal,
  • Become a more reflective leader, listener and observer,
  • Use data to identify priorities and lead through change,
  • Develop and share a detailed vision for leadership that builds a high-expectation culture and maximizes student achievement,
  • Supervise and monitor a rigorous standards-based curriculum, assessment and instruction system,
  • Prioritize the instructional focus when observing classroom instruction,
  • Provide students and staff with opportunities to learn and lead,
  • Share decision making.


MASSHIRE Hampden County Workforce Boardclick here

Union Plus

Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization, founded by the AFL-CIO, to provide consumer Union Plus benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for working families through our unique products and services.  For additional information, please click here.

Troops to Teachers

     Transitioning military personnel to new careers as public school teachers.

Troops to Teachers logoTroops to Teachers (TTT) offers counseling and financial aid assistance to eligible U.S. Armed Forces personnel qualified to be hired as teachers. They also offer referral services to assist with the transition to the classroom. Troops to Teacher offers a variety of support services to eligible military members who are interested in careers as public school teachers.

TTT are also looking for volunteer armed forces personnel who are currently teaching to serve as mentors. To connect with TTT New England, please email Mr. Gipps to learn how you can participate.

Springfield WORKS

Springfield Works
Springfield Public Schools is excited to announce we are part of an innovative initiative to connect area residents with jobs available within our district and in Western Mass.

City, community, education and employer leaders have developed Springfield WORKS, an innovative web platform that matches job seekers to employment opportunities based on skills and abilities.

"We are very excited to be a partner in this project," says Springfield Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Lydia Martinez. "People always think of our district as educators and that is what we are first and foremost, but we are also one of the largest employers in the region and this is a wonderful platform to share employment opportunities available in our district."

You may now access Springfield WORKS at:

Springfield WORKS serves as an additional resource to our current website where job seekers may also apply for employment opportunities within our district.

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