North Adams, Massachusetts' smallest city, is a vibrant city located in the Northwest corner of the beautiful Berkshire mountains. Berkshire County is a 927-square-mile region in Western Massachusetts. Only three hours from Boston or New York City, the county is known for its rolling hills world-class arts and culture organizations, and strong rural community.
Why Work at NAPS
We call Berkshire County home.
Our District's location makes access to entertainment and other activities convenient for our staff and residents. See what North Adams has to offer by clicking the link below.
Commitment to Equity
North Adams Public Schools are committed to ensuring a safe, equitable, and just school environment for all of our students through:
School- and district-level Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Teams
Comprehensive anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum review
DEIJ-focused professional development for all staff School-based equity action plans based on student, family, and community feedback
World of Difference™ training opportunities for Drury High School students, designed by the Anti-Defamation League
What We Look For in an Educator
You know that every student can achieve success, regardless of race, gender, identity, ability, sexuality, economic status, and/or other circumstances, and want to ensure they are supported throughout the process
You have a commitment to implementing anti-racist, culturally-responsive, and restorative mindsets and practices in your curriculum and classroom
Your teaching combines academic challenge and deep engagement because you know that students’ best learning happens through these types of experiences
You believe social-emotional learning is equally as important for your students as academic success
Individual growth is one of your core values, and you are motivated to advance yours through professional development, feedback, observation, and reflection
Your ideal school culture is one where all community members embody accountability, responsibility, flexibility, humor, effort, respect, and optimism
You can balance the need to hold students to high expectations while cultivating a caring and supportive learning environment for them to meet those expectations
Federal, state, and private grant funding supplement our annual budget allowing us to:
offer afterschool and summer programming
upgrade teaching and learning technology
implement community safety initiatives
maintain physical infrastructure
provide professional development in arts integration, science, math, and more!
We're a team!
In a recent staff survey, leadership trust and values alignment, ownership and input, and personal safety and belonging were the top three reasons staff enjoy working in North Adams Public Schools!
The North Adams Advantage
Faculty and staff are provided with the technology tools and access they need to support student learning including educational software and online texts.
A laptop for every faculty member and student
A Smartboard in every classroom
A 3D printer for every school
The district ensures that all schools and classrooms are fully equipped with up-to-date supplies and curriculum materials.
Educators also have the benefit of knowing they have a team of support behind them from the front office right into the classroom. In every building we have:
Main Office Staff
School Adjustment Counselors
Technology Support Staff
Instructional Support Staff, Interventionists, Educational Assistants, and Behavioral Support
Instructional Coaching for New Teachers
Competitive Compensation Package
Credit for Years of Service
Paid Family Leave for the Birth/Adoption of a Child
$10,000 Life Insurance Benefit
Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System (MTRS) and City Pension Plan
Option to Participate in Tax-Deferred 403B Retirement Plan
Multiple Opportunities for Additional Stipends
Flexible Spending Account (Health Care & Dependent Care Savings)
Employer Contributions to
Health and Life Insurance
Fitness Reimbursement and Weight Loss Reimbursement Plans
Employee Assistance Programs
Access to Free Legal, Financial, and Mental Health Counseling Services, as well as Life Coaching, and Medical Advocacy
Identity Theft Assistance
Medical Care Cost Comparison Assistance
Continuing Education & Professional Development
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program
Pay Schedule Increases for Advanced Degrees
In-Service Learning Sessions During School Year
Grad Credit & CEU (Continuing Education Unit) Opportunities
Free & Paid Summer Learning Opportunities
What Staff Are Saying About NAPS
I came to Drury as a Student Teacher in 2005 and knew that I found a school district that I wanted to be a part of in the long term because of its commitment to the students and to the community. I have been at Drury High School since 2005 and I still feel that way. This district strives to help all students succeed and is constantly changing to ensure that. Drury is transforming education in our community with its commitment to community service learning, our recent Early College designation, and shift to integrating new course offerings. Great things are on the horizon and we would love to have new teachers join our efforts.
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Drury High School
North Adams Public Schools provides an atmosphere where everyone is respected and welcomed. Family is first with the team here at Drury High School. The community events that both Drury and North Adams Public Schools have created and implemented really have helped build a strong community.
7/8 Special Education, Drury High School
I enjoy working for North Adams Public Schools because of my colleagues who look out for one another, and who care about the success and safety of our students. The best part of working for North Adams Public Schools is the students, they make teaching a rewarding experience even on challenging days.
Art Teacher, Brayton Elementary School
Join Our Team!
All job postings, applications and employment paperwork are handled in the district's Human Resource Department located at 10 Main Street, 2nd Floor. For a list of current employment opportunities in the North Adams Public Schools see below.
Interested applicants can complete the District Employment Application via the link below by way of:
computer by downloading and saving the document, or
printing the document and filling out the application by hand.
Applications can be submitted to Human Resources at our Central Office at 10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, North Adams, MA 01247 or via email at email@example.com.
For questions or assistance with applying for a position, please contact Human Resources at (413) 776-1458.