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