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Classroom Teacher / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Connecticut REAP
Talcott Village, Connecticut
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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TESOL/ESL Teacher, 2024-2025 School Year Talent Pool (C18-2425)

Hartford Public Schools recruits and selects diverse educators, who are committed to our instructional vision to develop 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!

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and approximately 16,000 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.

Hartford Public Schools acknowledges that systems of injustice exist in our nation and our community. Our district is committed to addressing systemic barriers to create a culture of equity that benefits all students. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse team of culturally competent educators. We strive to have our team reflect the different perspectives of our families and community so that we can work together to overcome obstacles, close the opportunity gaps, and prepare our students for continuous success.

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:
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in school governance councils
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Tuition reimbursement of $675 per credit, maximum 6 credits per year
  • 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
  • National Board-Certified Teacher Bonus
  • Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) Alliance District Teacher Loan Subsidy Program
  • Local discounts and perks

Diversity Among Us

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and staff; racially, socioeconomically, culturally, and more. Among our approximately 16,000 students, there are 88 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 intentional in our work to recruit and hire staff of various backgrounds. As of the 2023-2024 school year, our staff identify as:
  • Asian: 2%
  • Black: 24%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 24%
  • Other: 1%
  • Not Reported/Unknown: 2%

Education & Certification Requirements

Candidates must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and must also possess and maintain the certification and/or licensure requirements for this position as established by the Connecticut state statutes.


Pay will be commensurate with experience, educational level, and in accordance with the Hartford Federation of Teachers' Collective Bargaining Agreement salary schedule. The bargaining agreement salary range for the school year 2024 - 2025 is $47,464 - $106,672.

To learn more about the collective bargaining agreement please click here.

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