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Hear from Jill Ciccarelli about the strong community, camaraderie and collaboration at Torrington Public Schools.

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Meet Jill Ciccarelli

Teacher Ambassador

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Being an educator in Torrington lets me work with a diverse student population. My students and their families inspire me every day, and so do the dynamic group of professionals I work with. It is the sense of community, camaraderie and collaboration in Torrington that makes it such a great place to work.

Teaching

  • 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Education

Awards

  • 2016 Teacher of the Year, Southwest School
  • Language Arts Coordinator 2018-2020
  • TEAM Mentor/Reviewer

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

Every day as I step through the school building doors, I think to myself, "I am going to be the best teacher I can be today. I will do what is best for my students." When I offer my students choices and positivity, I impact the decisions they make each day. My students inspire and challenge me to keep my expectations high and to understand that each of them deserves an equal opportunity at education. To me, teaching is not about recognition. It is about the knowledge that the connections I make and the lessons I teach can influence children for a lifetime.

Torrington by the numbers

  • 365

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 3,959

    Engaged Learners

  • 43,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Torrington Public Schools

  • About

    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.

  • For Teachers

    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. 

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    Torrington Public Schools offers a highly competitive total compensation package for new teachers that includes:

    • Competitive starting salary
    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
    • 403b and 457 plans
    • Torrington Municipal and Teachers Federal Credit Union
    • Tuition Reimbursement after one year
    • Monthly professional development opportunities through Professional Learning Communities
    • And so much more!

    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.

  • Job Opportunities

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

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