Hamden Public Schools
Hear from Jaqueline Williams about how teacher diversity is creating success for students at Hamden Public Schools.
Meet Jacqueline Williams
Hamden is an engaging place to work and grow as an educator. The rich diversity of our students affords teachers the opportunity to interact with families from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our differences are what make us stronger. I am proud to be a part of a district that collaborates to provide high quality instruction. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of diverse learners which promotes acceptance for all students.
- 6th Grade Teacher
- Quinnipiac Internship Mentor
- PBIS Co-Chairperson
- Equity Committee Co-Chairperson
- PTA Liaison and Advisor
Teacher Certification Program
Why I Teach
As an African-American woman, it is important for students from all backgrounds to have an opportunity to learn from teachers who are a reflection of them. I became a teacher because I am passionate about building bridges and creating pathways for children to succeed. I strive to form authentic relationships with students. Creating partnerships between home and school help develop a feeling of self-worth, agency, and resiliency. I am inspired by the growth that occurs when children know they have a strong team supporting them. As Dr. James P. Comer once said, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship". I hope learning with me will be a springboard to amazing accomplishments in their lives, families, communities.
Hamden Public Schools by the numbers
New Teacher Starting Salary