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!

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)
•               #SigningIncentive of up to $5,000. Find out more information about the signing incentives here.
•              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

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 up to $1,500 for referring a successful new hire ($1,500 for certified staff and school nurses/$500 for non-certified staff.) Help us continue to grow our community of staff to educate, support, engage and inspire students!  HPS employees will be eligible to receive a referral fee for each candidate they refer, who is successfully hired by the district for the 2022-2023 school year. The referral must be submitted through the New Hire Referral Form prior to the referred candidate’s application submission.  

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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.

Student records “Hartford is Hiring” radio advertisement at Tapeworks Studio in Hartford.


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.