Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gap, and preparing students for college and life.
HPS recruits and selects diverse educators, who are committed to developing students individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!
Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?
Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:
Competitive salary (hard-to-fill areas, i.e., math, have higher step placement on salary schedule)
Career growth opportunities
Opportunity to participate in school governance councils
Rich health care plan (including dental & vision)
Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)
New teacher induction
In-school teacher mentor
Diversity Among Us
Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.
Hartford is the Place for You
The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour s drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America s oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the "insurance capital" due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.
We are currently accepting applications from highly qualified and high-performing substitute teachers for current and future opportunities for the remainder of the 2 school year in the following areas:
POSITION SUMMARY: In the absence of the regular classroom teacher on a daily or long term basis, the substitute teacher is responsible for the continuation of all learning activities in the classroom. As such, they are expected to be knowledgeable about instruction and demonstrate facility in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Substitute teachers are expected to effectively communicate with students and establish a positive climate and maintain classroom discipline.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates facility in the skills of reading, writing, and mathematics
Effectively implements instructional plans left by the classroom teacher or building administrators and uses appropriate instructional techniques
Effectively communicates with students
Helps students develop positive self-concepts
Establishes a positive learning environment
Demonstrates effective classroom management techniques
Communicates with the teacher they have replaced and/or the building administrator, to ensure a seamless flow of learning
Becomes familiar with fire drill procedures
Keeps a dated list of pupil attendance
Follows classroom procedures as outlined by the classroom teacher
Conferred Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (No longer required for 21-22 school year)
Effective organization skills with regard to the utilization of time, space, materials, and equipment for instruction
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in classroom management
Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and non-certified staff
Effective written and oral communication
Ability to be flexible in work assignments
SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The rate of pay for a substitute teacher with a HS diploma is $106.72 per day. The rate of pay for a substitute teacher with a Bachelor s degree is $145 per day. The rate of pay for a substitute teacher who is a Connecticut certified substitute teacher is $160 per day.
UNION AFFILIATION: The Hartford Federation of Substitute Teachers
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools online application, which can be accessed on the Careers page of the district website,
Hartford Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, M/F/V/D.
Note: This posting does not necessarily reflect vacancies in the respective subject area and is solely intended to generate a talent pool for current and future certified teaching opportunities. The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the superintendent of schools.