Waterbury, like many districts around the country, is faced with the challenge of increasing the representation of minorities in the educator workforce and recruiting and retaining culturally and linguistically diverse educators. With a student population that is nearly 80% minority, the district is committed to recruiting and retaining teachers of color. Waterbury is uniquely positioned to make significant gains toward increasing minority representation among teacher and administrator hires by thoughtfully creating and carrying out a fresh, comprehensive, multi-faceted approach. This includes a “Grow Your Own” next generation of teachers program focusing on high school students who have interest in becoming teachers. Second, providing professional development to existing minority teachers and having courageous conversations on topics of interest to them as they progress along the career trajectory. Finally, connecting with institutions of higher learning and establish relationships to support student internships and field experiences, while exposing our students to college life and expectations.
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Substitute Teaching in Waterbury
/userfiles/4/my files/events/career fair flyer 2016 (2).pdf?id=547290Waterbury Career Fair - April 26 and April 28, 2016.
JOB FAIR - April 28, 2016, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at ACES in Hamden.
RESC Minority Teacher Recruitment Alliance Networking Event - Connecticut-wide Peer Networking Event for ALL CT Education Professionals of Color - April 7, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 at the Holiday Inn in East Hartford. Mr. Sam Galloway, HR Director in Bristol Public Schools and Ms. Jahana Hayes, 2016 CT Teacher of the Year, are featured speakers.
CREC MTR Careers In Education Job Fair - Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30 am-12:00 pm at the CREC Two Rivers Middle School in East Hartford. The CREC MTR Careers In Education Job Fair is open to all certified educators.
Information on Accelerated Degree Programs:
Certification and Masters Degree in 11 months through UConn / UConn Neag School of Education website
Waterbury Employees: Post University has a special partnership with the Waterbury Public Schools that enables employees to receive a tuition discount. Post has provided us with a landing page on the Post website, which explains the program for both certified and non-certified staff, applicable to both graduate and undergraduate degree and certification programs.
www.post.edu/waterburyschools By clicking on the link, employees may learn more about Post University, the available degree programs, and the tuition grant they receive. They can also submit an inquiry form if they want to speak with an admissions counselor.
Sampling of articles that adddress teacher shortage or minority recruitment issues:
Educator's Week article on "growing your own" new teachers
Education Week article on teacher shortages putting pressure on states
Interview with Jahana Hayes on teaching
For further information, feel free to contact the Education Personnel Office at 203-574-8000.