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Portland Public Schools

Hear from Chelsie Giegerich about the tight-knit, caring community at Portland Public Schools.

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Meet Chelsie Giegerich

Teacher Ambassador

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Portland is a tight-knit, caring community. Teachers, administrators, and families work together to achieve academic and personal growth for all students. I am grateful to have begun my teaching career in such a progressive district.


  • 1st Grade Elementary Teacher



  • First Grade Team Leader (2017-present)
  • Teacher's College Trained for Reading Workshop (2017)

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

I teach because I believe in the success of all children. I am inspired by the differences of each individual student, and I challenge myself to find ways to help them grow. Teaching is a very rewarding career!

Portland by the numbers

  • 135

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 1,321

    Engaged Learners

About Portland Public Schools

  • For Teachers

    Portland is blessed with an outstanding faculty of committed educators. Those teachers who join our team will be a part of an innovative school district committed to excellence.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    Portland's benefits and salary package are competitive with surrounding communities.

  • For Students

    Students enjoy the benefits of a small school district that personalizes a program of athletics, arts and academics for each student.

  • Job Opportunities

    If you’re interested in working for Portland Public Schools, check out our job postings at the link below or email cbritton@portlandct.us.

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