The Holyoke School District is looking for professionals who are ready to work collaboratively to achieve our district goals.
Holyoke is a wonderful community that offers a small-town environment with many amenities including an indoor pool, golf course, nice parks, many restaurants and a movie theatre. Come visit to see what we have to offer.
In our classes of 18-27 students, you will get to know them well. Discipline takes up very little of your time so you can focus on the learning. We have a diverse population with 42% minority, 22% English Language Learners, and 51% eligible for free or reduced priced meals. We believe this diversity is one of our greatest assets as our graduates are ready to thrive in a diverse setting.
Students in Holyoke have many opportunities to find their strengths. We offer full K-12 art, music and PE programs. Students have multiple choices for sports each season and our clubs compete nationally each year. The Jr./Sr. High has its own TV studio and we also have opened an Alternative School for those who need it.
As a teacher in the district, you will immediately feel the support of the community with outstanding participation at conferences and volunteers everywhere you turn. Our local Foundation also donates each year through its identified projects. Our community passed a mill levy override for the schools focused on teacher, technology, and critical repairs.
As a teacher you have 9 personal days to use at your discretion. We believe that teachers want to be in the classroom, but when family and personal matters require you to be out of the building, you need the support of your employer. Our principals work with their teachers to support them in these cases or for a few minutes here or there. Our district also has an annual survey and utilizes several committees to be sure that teachers’ voices are heard and that classroom views are honored in policy development.