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Newington Public Schools

Hear from Jennifer Freese about the student-centered mission at Newington Public Schools.

Meet Jennifer Freese

Teacher Ambassador

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I live and work in Newington so I love running into students and parents at the grocery store or local sports events where I coach my two young daughters. Seeing students and parents outside of the classroom only helps to enrich my relationships and make personal connections. Newington is an innovative district in that they know where they want to go and have a plan for how to get there. We are doing our best to make sure that all of our students are college, career and citizenship ready.


  • 9-12th Grade Medical Sciences


  • Quinnipiac University
  • Quinnipiac University


  • 2019 Newington Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Finalist

Teacher Certification Program

  • Quinnipiac University

Why I Teach

Being a teacher isn't just my job; it’s who I am. It is ingrained in every fiber of my being. My enthusiasm for teaching shows in my interactions with my friends and family, when I am coaching my children and their friends in recreational sports, when I serve as the Director of Camp Invention each summer and when helping my students in and out of the classroom. I am a strong believer that public education is the vehicle to prepare all children to be thriving leaders in our society. I am an individual who is poised and articulate, with an outgoing nature. I posses the superior ability to inspire learning in all students. Students have told me how much they look forward to coming to my class each day. I lead, inspire, teach and care. I consistently model a love of learning and demonstrate patience and genuine interest in my students. Theodore Roosevelt once said: ”Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” The most important thing to me is making connections with my students. Of course, I hope to foster a love of medical sciences through my interactions with my students, but I mostly want to be someone who they can count on and trust.

Newington by the numbers

  • 4,100

    Engaged Learners

  • 350

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 47,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Newington Public Schools

  • About

    Newington, Connecticut is a suburban community of about 30,000 residents located just south of the capital city of Hartford. Seven Newington schools proudly serve approximately 4,200 students in full-day K-12. Newington Public Schools serves the community and their students with seven schools, including four elementary, two middle and one high school. The culture of excellence throughout Newington Public Schools can be attributed to long-standing community support and high expectations for its schools. Our success begins with a student-centered mission and a shared vision for the success of every child. Our actions are guided by research and measured regularly through strategic systems and processes for continuous improvement.

  • For Teachers

    Our goal is to provide the ongoing skills and competencies necessary for sustained, improved student achievement. We will do this through six elements of practice: recruitment, selection, placement, evaluation and development and compensation. We will do this by designing a system that will build the district’s capacity to meet the learning needs of all students by: creating a culture of evidence-based continuous improvement; ensuring continued employee growth; recruiting, recognizing and developing talent; providing leadership training and opportunities. We believe this will make employment with the Newington Public Schools rewarding and fulfilling.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    Newington Public Schools offer competitive teaching salaries and a high deductible health plan.

  • Job Opportunities

    If you’re interested in working for Newington Public Schools, check out our job postings at the link below or email kdavis@npsct.org.

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