Springfield Public Schools will welcome approximately 151 new educators. 145 will be first year teachers and 6 will be 2nd or 3rd year.
Mayor Sarno states, “Superintendent Dan Warwick and I want to thank and congratulate our new and returning teachers. Teaching is an honorable profession filled with individuals who have a love and passion for educating young minds and helping our children grow. Our Springfield Public Schools have made great and positive strides since I took office as Mayor. In 2011, our city’s graduation rate was just 52.1% and the dropout rate was at 11.7%. In 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reported that the graduation rate had increased to 77% and the dropout rate was down to 3% - the highest improvements in the State. This monumental change is a result of hard work and dedication thanks to the Superintendent of Schools and SPS staff, our principals, teachers, students and their families and the School Committee. In addition, working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, we have invested over $700 million in renovations and new school construction throughout the City, again the most in the Commonwealth. Together, I am looking forward to working with all of our dedicated Springfield Public Schools teachers, staff and families as we continue to make the City of Springfield a great place to live and work.”
“Teachers you make dreams and goals come through,” Mayor Sarno added. “Thank you! Good health and continued success!”