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The Springfield Promise

Vision – Students Envisioning and Achieving their Success

Mission – The Springfield Promise is reimagining schools to:

• Partner with families and the community as essential to student success;

• Attract, develop, support, retain, and promote exceptional and diverse educators and staff;

• Prioritize purposeful teaching, empowered learners, culturally responsive instruction, collaborative learning environments, and joyful and meaningful learning;

• Empower students to grow as whole people; and,

• Graduate students ready for success in college, career, and life.


Core Values

  • We are committed to advancing educational equity through ensuring just outcomes for each student, raising historically marginalized voices, and challenging imbalances of power and privilege.
  • We value and center our student’s diverse experiences by practicing culturally and historically responsive practices; relying on resources and teaching practices that support students to develop their identity and critical perspectives on the world.
  • We focus on opportunities to improve outcomes by adopting an asset -oriented mindset; learning from and building on the strengths of our students, families, staff, and community partners.
  • We prioritize people by listening before we speak, practicing empathy, hearing before we decide, choosing collaboration, and showing kindness.

About our School District

Our school system is large and diverse, with approximately 23,000 students, about 5,000 employees, and more than 60 schools. Along with strong basic skills programs, enrichment and extracurricular activities also add depth and scope to the overall educational program. Our pre-k to grade 12 curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all—not just some—of our students.

Organizational Chart
Portrait of a Graduate
Our District At-a-Glance
Year in Review


Superintendent Daniel Warwick

Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick

A lifelong resident of Springfield, Daniel J. Warwick was driven to pursue a career in education at the urging of his father, who referred to teaching as “the noblest of all professions.”

Warwick’s career with Springfield Public Schools scans more than 40 years, and his wealth of experience as a highly qualified regular and special education teacher; principal of a school that won the coveted National Blue-Ribbon Award under his leadership, and collaborative, data-driven administrator has earned him regional and national distinction.

Most recently, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents honored Warwick with its 2023 President’s Award in recognition of his leadership style, strategic use of state and local resources, and the record-setting improvements in the district’s graduation and drop-out rates under his direction.

As Superintendent, Warwick oversees every aspect of the district, which encompasses an annual operating budget of more than $790 million; more than 23,000 students; over 60 schools; and approximately 5,000 employees, whom he often and unapologetically describes as “the best educators in the world.”



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Springfield, MA 01103

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