Farmington Public Schools

Farmington Public Schools

Hear from Tara Vazquez about the culture of innovation and respect at Farmington Public Schools.

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Meet Tara Vazquez

Teacher Ambassador

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Farmington is a wonderful place to work. It’s an honor to be part of such an innovative team of professionals  that is so deeply committed to opportunities, equity, and success for our students. There is a collaborative culture of respect and understanding between and among educators, parents, and community members. I  feel privileged to be part of this passionate and caring community.

Tara Vazquez


  • Elementary Curriculum Specialist


  • University of Connecticut


  • Farmington Teacher of the Year (2009)
  • Connecticut State Finalist Teacher of the Year (2009)
  • National Board Certification

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

I find countless rewards in teaching. Some take place immediately, such as when students suddenly “get it” and make meaningful connections that take them to the next level. Some rewards happen slowly over time, such as watching the gradual process of a striving student learning to read over the course of a year.
And some rewards sneak up on me when I’m not expecting them, such as when I receive letters or visits from former students who have established careers and thank me for the inspiration that began their journey. It is how I  impact the lives of students, both moment by moment and in the long term, that inspires and energizes me to work as an educator.

Farmington by the numbers

  • 402

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 4,112

    Engaged Learners

  • $52,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

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