Hamden Public Schools

Hamden Public Schools

Hear from Jaqueline Williams about how teacher diversity is creating success for students at Hamden Public Schools.

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Meet Jacqueline Williams

Teacher Ambassador

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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.

Jacqueline Williams


  • 6th Grade Teacher


  • University of New Haven
  • Quinnipiac University


  • 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

  • 565

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 5,406

    Engaged Learners

  • $44,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

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