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TEACHING IN HOLYOKE

The Holyoke School District is looking for professionals who are ready to work collaboratively to achieve our district goals.

  • Wonderful community
  • Small-town environment with many amenities including an indoor pool, golf course, nice parks, many restaurants and a movie theatre

New teachers who have recently joined us in Holyoke have this to say…

“I’m always learning and growing from other teachers and administrators. I feel they care about my success.” — 2nd yr teacher
“Having taught in a large, metro school district, I feel that the professional opportunities and experiences that teachers have in Holyoke are outstanding for a small, rural school district.” — Veteran, 2nd yr Holyoke
“People in the community are friendly and welcoming to new comers. It is great to be a Dragon! “ — Veteran, 2nd yr Holyoke


MISSION VALUES GOALS

District Mission

Graduate every student prepared with the necessary knowledge, skill and character to find success in life. 

District Values

  • Accountability
  • Knowledge
  • Compassion
  • Zeal
  • Excellence 

District Goals

  1. Student Achievement in the Top 25% of all schools in the State.
  2. Recruit, retain and develop a high quality teaching and classified staff.
  3. Practice fiscal responsibility and develop a budget focused on District Goals.
  4. Demonstrate pride in our facilities and grounds creating the optimum learning environment.
  5. Continuously improve communication and outreach with our community.

HOLYOKE HAS

Great Kids

  • Classes of 18-27 students
  • A diverse population 
  • Graduates are ready to thrive in any setting 

Opportunities Abound

  • K-12 art, music and PE programs 
  • Multiple choices for sports each season 
  • Clubs compete nationally each year
  • Jr./Sr. High has its own TV studio  
  • Alternative School

Technology Focus

  • Teachers have a laptop, iPad, and Chromebook
  • Classrooms outfitted with an interactive board 
  • Students in grades 5-12 have their own Chromebook 
  • Elementary students have access to two mobile computer labs and a stationary lab of computers that can be checked out
  • K-6 Technology class 
  • Recently upgraded existing wireless Internet

Supportive Community

  • Outstanding participation at conferences
  • Parent and community volunteers  
  • PIE Group (Parents Involved in Education)  
  • Local Foundation  
  • Community passed a mill levy override

Professionals Valued

  • 9 personal days
  • Sick bank covers maternity leave 
  • Principals work with their teachers  
  • Committees to be sure that teachers’ voices are heard

Competitive Salaries

  • Competitive starting salary of $33,500
  • #1 starting pay out of 13 BOCES Districts 
  • Full benefits package 
  • Building and security upgrades