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.
New Teachers - Before day 3 of orientation (Wednesday), please read the article, "Test Yourself for Hidden Bias," and then take this Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Test.
2016 New Teacher Orientation Schedule
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 (updated 2016.08.11)
Adela Jorge-Nelson | Laws, Regulations, and Implicaitons for Teaching
Dena (Moura) Mortensen, ELA K-5 Supervisor | CBC
Dunia Rodrigues | Tienet and Medicaid Training
John Herman | Safety and Security
Judit Russo | FMLA For Education (abridged)
Kevin Egan | WTA New Teacher Welcome | SMART Board Tips | Notebook File
Tara Battistoni, Supervisor of Research and Testing | Research and Testing
Scott Morgan | TITLE VII & IX OVERVIEW (updated 20160821)
Melissa DiGiovanni and Maria Statiatis | TEAM Orientation | Sign Up for TEAM
Will Zhuta | Electronic Use Policies PPT
Mary Ann Marold, Nancy Vaughan, and Gladys Wright | Community and School Resources
Heather Boyd | Pension and Benefits
Teacher Evaluation Plan (August 2015)
Administrator Evaluation Plan (August 2015)
2016 Intro to Teacher Evaluation
Effective Teaching Strategies - Identifying Similarities and Differences (PPT August 2013)
English Language Learners: Laws, Regulations, and Implications for Teaching
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
City Of Waterbury 403b Book
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
Stress Relief Program
Tools for Tough Times
Aesop (Formerly Subfinder)
Employee Guide | Quick Start | Training Video
Waterbury Teachers' Association Contract (2016-2019)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
Board of Education Policies
District Phone Directory
CT Code of Professional Responsibility for Educators (Team Module 5- Phase 1)
FMLA Policy (Rev2)
Guidelines for Appropriate Appearance
Blueprint for Change Action Plan 2012-15 (Approved by Board 2012-12-20)
TEAM Particpants Workbook
Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program
ELA Roster (updated 2016/03/07)
Special Services Supervisor Assignments (as of 2015/07/17)