Retirement

Teachers and Administrators (Units A and B, Principals, Central Administrators) participate in the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System. Teaching assistants, program specialists, secretaries, office assistants, food service workers and managers (Units C, D, and E) participate in the Town of Needham Retirement Board.


The Director of Human Resources conducts a retirement workshop in October (see MyLearningPlan for date and time) each year to assist people in planning for retirement. Each contract has a required notification date to access sick leave buy back (see specific unit contracts).

Teacher interested in more information about retirement can visit the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System's web page.

        Retirement Calculator
        Forms
        Retirement Application


The Needham Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin or sexual orientation and ensures that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.





Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Thomas F. Campbell, Ed.D.
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400
Fax 781-455-0426
tom_campbell@needham.k12.ma.us
Brian Higgins
Assistant Human Resources Director
781-455-0400 x 243
brian_higgins@needham.k12.ma.us
Lisa Tedeschi
Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
781-455-0400 x 209
lisa_tedeschi@needham.k12.ma.us
Suzanna Patch
Human Resource Specialist
781-455-0400 x 210
suzanna_patch@needham.k12.ma.us
Mary Santiago
Administrative Assistant
781-455-0400 x 230
mary_santiago@needham.k12.ma.us
Cindy Salamone
Payroll Supervisor
781-455-0400 x366
Cindy_Salamone@needham.k12.ma.us
Stacy Dixon
Payroll Coordinator
781-455-0400 x244
Stacy_Dixon@needham.k12.ma.us
Getting to Know Human Resources
The Human Resources Department takes great pride in providing all employees with quality and prompt service for their personnel needs. The department operates with a team mindset – anyone in the department will gladly assist you with your matter. To help expedite your request, this list will indicate which staff member can best assist you with your matter.
Getting to Know Human Resources