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Hear from Alicia McEvila about the ample opportunities for professional development and growth at Vernon Public Schools.

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Meet Alicia McEvila

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I teach in Vernon because emphasis is placed on what's best for the whole child. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate with focus not only on academics, but the social and emotional well being of our students. In Vernon, I feel valued as a professional. Teachers are respected for the expertise they bring to the field. Vernon recognizes the need for continued professional growth and provides ample opportunities for professional learning. This is a great place to work because in Vernon, you are not just part of a school or district; you become part of the community.

Teaching

  • 5th Grade Elementary Teacher

Education

  • Trinity College
  • University of New Haven

Awards

  • Instructional Leadership Team
  • Family Engagement Chair
  • TEAM Mentor

Teacher Certification Program

  • University of New Haven

Why I Teach

I teach because it provides me with the opportunity to help mold children of character, moral fortitude, confidence, gentleness and honor. I teach because what I do affects the outcome of our community, our country, our global society and, most importantly, the soul prosperity of each child I come into contact with. I am inspired to teach because everyday I get to experience children awakening to their true potential.

Vernon by the numbers

  • 300

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 3,100

    Engaged Learners

  • $50,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Vernon Public Schools

  • About

    The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, is committed to providing a high quality education in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.

  • For Teachers

    Vernon Public Schools value partnerships with teachers, families, students and the community. Emphasis is placed on creating meaningful connections not only with students, but with families as well. Vernon Public Schools recognizes that family engagement, in conjunction with high quality curriculum, will increase achievement in every student. Teachers are provided with the resources and continual training to effectively implement rigorous curriculum. Educators in Vernon feel valued and supported by administrators and the community. 

    Teaching in Vernon will provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with highly motivated and caring colleagues who seek to address the whole child’s needs. Emphasis is placed on the social and emotional well-being of our students and educators work collaboratively to provide students with a safe learning environment. If you want to work in a district that respects and values your professional expertise, while building your capacity to best support your students and their families, then look no further than Vernon Public Schools.

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