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Hear from Cindy Amoroso about using art to build a broader view of the world in Torrington Public Schools.

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Meet Cindy Amoroso

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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.

Teaching

  • 9th - 12th Grade Art Teacher

Education

  • Winthrop University

Awards

  • Class of 2011 Teacher of the Year
  • Torrington High School Teacher of the Year - 2009, 2013, 2015
  • Secondary Art Educator of the Year (2017)
  • Connecticut Art Education Association
  • Class of 2018 Teacher of the Year

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

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.

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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