Our school district has over 700 part-time and full-time educators
and support staff including librarians, guidance counselors, nurses,
adjustment counselors, school psychologists, occupational therapists,
physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, deans, lead
educators, department heads, administrators, office clerks, technical
support specialists as well as maintenance, transportation and custodial
staff. More than 75 per cent of our educators have been here over three
years, and 175 have over 10 years in the school system.
Our district matches the state average for the percentage of highly qualified educators, most of whom hold a Master's Degree. We exceed the state average when it comes to student to teacher ratio.
Teach Point - Evaluation Software System
Good Reading for Educators
- Through the Cracks by Carolym Sollmon: Light reading story
told by a student who “falls through” the cracks. It’s a visual,
humorous look at instruction.
- Educational Leadership. Vol 66 #4, Jan. 09. “Answering the
Questions that Count” by Renka, Lachat, Slaughter and Meltzer: This
article demonstrates the importance of questioning when look at data.
- Instructional Strategies that Work by Marzano, Pickering,
and Pollock: This book give 9 essential instructional strategies that
work such as cues, questions and advanced organizers and identify
similarities and difference.
Attleboro’s Mentor Program is designed by teachers
for all incoming teachers, beginning or new to Attleboro. The program’s
goal is to help ensure a fully qualified and a fully satisfied teacher
in every classroom. To that end, all incoming teachers are assigned a
mentor to help acclimate them to Attleboro’s policies and procedures.
In addition, mentors provide help as needed or desired in instructional
techniques, curriculum, planning, assessment, and other areas for the
classroom or office. Mentors also help new teachers network with
building and system colleagues to build a support team. The program
supports new teachers in other ways as well: new teacher-mentor
meetings, a monthly newsletter, training for mentors, and current
research on mentoring and teaching. The Mentor Program maintains a
website at www.apsmentorprogram.weebly.com
The Personnel Department welcomes your interest in your career. If
you have a question, please feel free to contact the department at the
"Employment" link on the menu bar at the top or at the "Personnel" link
on the right.
District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP)
The Attleboro Public Schools in compliance with the Massachusetts
General Law has developed a District Curriculum Accommodation Plan
(DCAP). The intent of this plan is to provide a guidance document for
principals and teachers to ensure that all students in general education
classes are provided with the tools and strategies to be successful.
The DCAP is aimed at assisting teachers in providing differentiated
learning experiences to ensure that students can improve learning
through the use of various teaching modalities. The DCAP guidance
document describes the accommodations, instructional supports and
interventions that are provided for students who are experiencing
difficulty mastering content.
Click here for the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan