Bedford Hopes to Recruit METCO Grads for Teaching Positions

Recruiting professionals of color to teach in Bedford schools has been a high priority – and a major challenge — for Bedford administrators for more than two decades.

Now they are hoping a new approach will succeed – one with a home-field advantage.

Bedford High School Principal Heather Galante informed the School Committee at its virtual meeting Tuesday that the administration stays in touch with a cohort of 12 college students who graduated from BHS through the METCO program.

And some of them are considered prospects for the faculty.

“We just got in touch with a graduate who is coming back as a teaching assistant next year and hopes to be a counselor,” Galante reported. She added that a second candidate may be considered for a position on the social studies staff at some point.

“I think that is an avenue for us,” she continued. “Students really enjoy and appreciate the Bedford school experience. The personal relationship piece and the quality of education they received bring them back.”

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763

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