The Caribbean Connection

We are not accepting applications for Caribbean Connection at this time.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) hired teachers from the Caribbean Islands to fill vacant positions for 2023-2024 in the following content areas: Elementary, English, Mathematics, Science, Music, and Art.

Certification Requirements

Appropriate Connecticut teacher certification was required. HPS worked with the Connecticut State Department of Education to review candidate materials to determine each candidate’s pathway to certification. Candidates provided evaluated transcripts with their online applications.

Questions? Email Alexandra Oliveira at

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Why Caribbean Connection?

Hartford Public Schools is committed to providing the best professional experience. We offered Caribbean Connection teachers a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

  • Competitive salary

  • Life insurance

  • Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)

  • Sign-on incentive of $5,000.00

  • One-time relocation to Connecticut stipend of $2,000.00

  • Up to $4,000.00 to secure housing only in the City of Hartford.

  • Job-embedded professional learning and beginning teacher support

  • School-based mentor

  • Assistance with CT certification requirements

  • Laptop for each teacher

  • Opportunity to assist in future recruitment efforts and become a Caribbean Connection Recruitment Program ambassador and mentor for new teachers.

  • Rich health care plan (dental & vision)