Hartford Public Schools is transitioning to a new Applicant Tracking System called Nimble, above.

Some current open positions are still open to submit applications in Frontline, below.

All postings that will need to be transferred to Nimble will be done by Friday, January 28.

HPS is Hiring!

Hartford Public Schools is currently seeking excellent candidates for the upcoming school year and wants to provide the best experience for you. Click here to see all our current available openings for teachers and staff!

Employee Referral Program

Hartford Public Schools is now offering an Employee Referral Program to encourage and reward staff members who help bring great staff to the District. Are you an HPS employee who knows someone who would be a great fit? You can receive $250 for referring a successful new hire.  Help us continue to grow our community of staff to educate, support, engage and inspire students!  HPS employees will be eligible to receive a $250 referral fee for each candidate they refer, who is successfully hired by the district for the 2021-2022 school year. The referral must be submitted through the New Hire Referral Form prior to the referred candidate’s application submission.  

Become a Hartford Public School Teacher!

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)
•              $3,000 #SigningIncentive for newly hired teachers in hard-to-fill positions (Bilingual, Blind, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Math, Montessori, Sciences, School Psychologist, Spanish, Special Education, and TESOL)
•              Career growth opportunities
•              Opportunity to participate in school governance councils
•              Loan forgiveness
•              Tuition reimbursement
•              Rich health care plan (including dental & vision)
•              Life insurance
•              Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)
•              New teacher induction
•              In-school teacher mentor

Upcoming Recruitment Fairs

HPS TFA/Hartford Promise/Hartford Youth Scholars Virtual Job Fair

POSTPONED:   – Registration information coming soon!

UConn Virtual Job Fair

March 1, 2022: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration information coming soon! (Registration will be at Handshake: https://uconn.joinhandshake.com/login)

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“From the moment students enter a school, the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents, it’s the person standing at the front of the classroom.”                                        — President Barack Obama


Teaching is our society’s noblest profession, requiring enormous skill, passion, innovation, commitment, and knowledge. Nothing is more important to the future of our children than our teachers.  Effective teaching is the key to closing our achievement gaps and readying our students for college and lifelong learning.

All Hartford Public School teachers must be licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). 

There are two pathways to eligibility for educator certification in Connecticut:

  • eligibility based on program preparation or
  • eligibility based on teaching experience. 

Please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website (http://www.ctcert.org) to learn more about each type and which certificate you should pursue based on where you are in your career.

If you are certified in another state or country and are eligible to work in the United States, we encourage you to consider opportunities in the Hartford Public Schools.

The CSDE (http://www.ctcert.org) is the best source for information on how to obtain Connecticut state teaching licensure.

Why We Teach in Hartford

Enjoy these student-produced Teachers’ Stories.

See more videos at the
Teachers’ Stories Project

Teaching in Hartford is about diversity and amazing school climate and culture; watch the video our Milner Middle School staff made for their students.

Listen to our Podcast! Interviews with HPS Teachers, Staff and Community Members!