Come and Meet Us!

See our upcoming virtual recruitment events below.  Click on links to register today!


HPS Student Services Open House February 25, 2021 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Register Student Support Services
Southern CT State University March 3, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TEACH Non-Certified Staff Info Session March 4, 2021 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Register for TEACH Info Session
RELAY Info Session/HPS March 11th 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register for RELAY Info Session
Manhattan College March 16, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Albertus Magnus March 17, 2021 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
HPS DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT EVENT March 25, 2021 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Purdue Teacher Recruitment Fair March 30th 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bilingual/TESOL Hartford Public Schools April 1, 2021 4:00-5:30 p.m. Register TESOL World Languages Bilingual
Western CT State University & Central CT State University April 6, 2021 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
STEM Recruitment Open House HPS April 7, 2021 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register for STEM Educators
UCONN NEAG Fair April 8, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Keene State April 9, 2021 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Diversity in Ed Fair April 14, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Manhattan College April 16, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
HPS DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT EVENT April 21, 2021 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register Diversity Recruitment Event
Eastern CT State University April 22, 2021 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.


Become a Teacher

“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 ( 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 ( is the best source for information on how to obtain Connecticut state teaching licensure.


Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and 2019 Teacher of the Year Narciso Moquete served as presenters of the 2020 Teacher of the Year award and announced the winner, Shakira Perez.

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.

2019 Hartford Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalists

Our school principals describe what sets our 2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists apart.

To learn more about Mr. Moquete, click here and here. To learn more about Ms. Shaw, click here. To learn more about Ms. Difabio, click here.


Hartford Public Schools
The Office of Talent Management
960 Main Street – 9th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103