Torrington Public Schools

Torrington Public Schools

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.

Jill Ciccarelli


  • 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher


  • Western Connecticut State University


  • 2016 Teacher of the Year, Southwest School
  • Language Arts Coordinator 2018-2020
  • Lead 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

  • $44,529

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Torrington Public Schools

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