• grow your own

    The 'Grow Your Own' Initiative

    "The goal is to increase the number of teachers, staff and administrators who reflect the cultural and racial diversity of this community and the student body through the Future Educators Program.

  • workforce dev

    Workforce Development Initiatives

    What is SPS's plan to develop and diversify our workforce?

    • Creating a more robust diverse workforce aimed at recruitment, hiring, retention and training.
    • Develop relationships with University Chief Diversity Officers and other relevant staff to market Springfield Public Schools efficiently and enhance opportunities for recruitment with special networking events and job/career fairs.
    • Explore options for additional ways to expand recruitment and hiring efforts outside of traditional venues.
    • Develop ways to infuse equity and diversity in the application and interview process.
    • Build relationships with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in addition to other Top Tier Education Institutions to increase recruitment efforts.
    • Analyze retention of diverse teachers as well as staff and leaders by tracking demographics of new hires and current employees and their professional trajectory within the district.


  • Director - Student Access & Opportunity, Workforce Development
    Springfield Public Schools