Hear from Cindy Amoroso about using art to build a broader view of the world in Torrington Public Schools.
Torrington has a rich industrial history and is filled with a wide range of cultures. Growing up in the South, I wasn't exposed to a variety of cultures, yet I longed to expand my awareness. Teaching in Torrington with our growing diverse student population gives me opportunities to learn from my students about their cultures and about the world as they see it. My art classes become a celebration of all cultures and a foundation for a broader view of the world.
There is something quite inspiring about the art made by children. The freedom of expression can be quite pure, even in high school. The elements of emotion and personal choice reveal volumes about who they are and what they are experiencing. The fuel that feeds my desire to teach is listening as students share the inspiration for creating their own work, as well as observing them as they share their cultures and views with classmates during collaborative work.
New Teacher Starting Salary
It is the vision of Torrington Public Schools that we ensure every student is able to graduate with the skills and attributes that empower them to enter the college or career of their choosing. Through engaging instruction that is relevant, rigorous and personalized to student needs, Torrington Public Schools will successfully prepare all students to be productive 21st Century citizens by ensuring that they can think critically and creatively to solve problems and construct arguments based on evidence. As the largest school district in Litchfield County, Torrington enrolls approximately 4,000 students in grades PK-12. Torrington High School students have been accepted at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in our nation.The Vision of Torrington Public Schools is to be recognized as a high achieving, future-oriented learning community dedicated to embracing all people as individuals who contribute purposefully to our diverse and dynamic society. Our Mission is to graduate all students with the knowledge, skills, ethics, attitude and confidence to succeed in their future.
As the largest school district in Litchfield County, Torrington enrolls approximately 4,000 students in grades PK-12. Torrington High School students have been accepted at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in our nation.
Torrington teachers receive State level recognition and have been selected for awards, such as State Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted and Outstanding Middle School Art Teacher. The District has been nationally ranked eight times as "One of the Best One Hundred Communities for Music Education" in the country.
Torrington Public Schools offers a highly competitive total compensation package for new teachers that includes:
New teachers also participate in the Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) and receive support and guidance through networking opportunities during their first years of teaching.
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