New Teacher Links

Welcome! This page allows you to access the information you need to begin your journey as a teacher in Waterbury Public Schools. We are glad to have you as part of our team!

Please check back periodically as presentation and other links are being updated.


Agenda for August 20-21, 2019


Presentation Resources

FMLA For Education


Electronic Use Policies PPT 

Library Information (website)

Liberty Mutual

Developing Culturally Competent Educators

Waterbury's Teacher Evaluation Plan & EdReflect

Laws, Regulations, and Implicaitons for Teaching ELLS


Family and Community Engagement & Community and School Resources

Kevin Egan | WTA New Teacher Welcome | Notebook File *

TEAM Orientation | Sign Up for TEAM


Pension and Benefits


Teaching Resources

Effective Teaching Strategies - Identifying Similarities and Differences (PPT August 2013)

English Language Learners: Laws, Regulations, and Implications for Teaching


Life Insurance

Class Schedule - WTA

Class Schedule - SAW

Beneficiary Designation Form

Supplemental Life Application


FSA (Flexible Spending Account)

Health Care Reimbursement Account

Dependent Care Assistance Account

HCA and DCA with Card

FSA Enrollment Form


Deferred Compensation

403b Information 


Health Insurance

Please see Certified Staff Benfits Information page for updated information. 


Notices and FAQ

Employees Participating in the Flexible Benefit Plan

COBRA General Notice

HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices

Teachers - SAW 10 Month Rates FAQ


Educators' Employee Assistance Program

Introducing your EAP

Information Resources

Stress Relief Program

Tools for Tough Times


AESOP (Formerly Subfinder)

Employee Guide | Quick Start | Training Video



Waterbury Teachers' Association Contract (2019-2022)


DCF Mandated Reporter Training

Staff members who complete the training can now print out a 'Certificate of Completion' at the end.  Group viewing continues to be an option.   It is mandated that all district employees coming in contact with students be trained.  This includes teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria and maintenance staff, etc.  Please maintain a sign-in sheet and/or copy of the certificate for all employees that complete the training - it will be requested for sign-off by Dr. Ouellette.

Quick note: Training is required every 3 years however many schools have chosen to complete the training with their staff every year to ensure compliance and train new teachers/staff.



Welcome back to the August firestorm!  LOL  As the gatekeepers and "go to people" for each of your schools I am seeking your help and cooperation.  Please do not direct your staff to call my phone and leave messages related to badges, it will not be acted upon in a timely manner as I am out of the office more then I am in during the first three weeks of school.

The quickest way is for all requests relating to badges should be directed to:

Once acted upon you will receive a confirmation or inquiry for further information.

Photo ID hours are: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm in room 310 of the Chase building.  Please call 203-574-8000 before you arrive to assure someone is available to take photos.

Thank you for your cooperation,

John Herman



"Test Yourself for Hidden Bias," and Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Test.

Board of Education Policies

District Phone Directory

District Calendar

CT Code of Professional Responsibility for Educators (Team Module 5- Phase 1)

FMLA Policy (Rev2)

Guidelines for Appropriate Appearance

TEAM Particpants Workbook

Child Abuse/Neglect

Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program

McKinney-Vento Videos

Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010