Hear from Misty Crowley about the relationships and collaborative culture that define Killingly Public Schools.
My husband and I are both graduates of Killingly Public Schools. We have chosen to raise and educate our children here. Killingly Public Schools have a rich culture of innovation, collaboration and professional growth. Relationships are an integral part of the fabric of this community.
Throughout my childhood, I had numerous educators who greatly influenced the trajectory of my life. They saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. I teach to provide that same support and guidance to the youth of my community.
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Killingly Public Schools is located in northeastern Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner,” near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island borders. Strategically positioned at the crossroads of New England, the town of Killingly is less than an hour from the educational and cultural attractions of Hartford and Providence, and 90 minutes from Boston and New Haven. The district’s facilities include a high quality accredited early childhood education center, two elementary schools, one intermediate school and a comprehensive high school with a regional agricultural education center designed for students interested in careers in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. Killingly Public Schools is proud of its achievements and works to meet the needs of all students, many of whom come from economically disadvantaged and geographically isolated backgrounds. The district’s schools and programs have received numerous state, regional and national awards. As a district, KPS is committed to doing whatever it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of our students in an effort to keep them connected, engaged and earning credit towards graduation.
KPS is comprised of nurturing, respectful and enthusiastic staff who support our students through their educational experience. Our staff is highly dedicated and work together with our supportive community to meet the needs of our students. Killingly is a charitable, welcoming and compassionate community that consistently strives to improve. “Killingly Strong” is seen and heard throughout our community— our close-knit community is proud of our identity! Killingly Public Schools’ three-year District Improvement Plan is aimed at increasing student achievement. Spanning from 2018-2021, the plan focuses on prioritized needs in the areas of talent, academics, climate and operations. To guide this plan, KPS has adopted the following core values: Positive Relationships Matter; Adult and Student Empowerment Matters; Clear and High Expectations Matter; Continuous Improvement Matters; Shared Responsibility Matters; and Focused Collaboration Matters. All schools have implemented structures to allow our Professional Learning Communities to collaborate, integrate and adjust needs-based instruction to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of every student.
Killingly Public Schools offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package to our teachers. Killingly is proud of the professional development opportunities offered to all teachers. The current union contract and salary schedule are posted on our website for more details.
As a district, KPS is committed to doing whatever it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of our students in an effort to keep them connected, engaged and earning credit towards graduation. Killingly High Schools offers all students a variety of College Career Pathways (CCP) that can earn credits toward college. A Career Pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and career courses that begins in high school and leads to an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree and beyond, and/or an industry-recognized certificate or license. Career Pathways are developed, implemented and maintained by partnerships involving educators, community leaders and employers. For students looking to explore the teaching profession, we offer a CCP in Education and Human Development—Early Childhood Education.
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