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  • Julianna Orr with students“I love working in Hillsborough County because I have loved everyone that I’ve worked with! The teachers are truly here for the kids.  I’ve grown a lot in this county. There are definitely a lot of opportunities for growth and success.”

    Julianna Orr – Teacher Dunbar Elementary Magnet

    Cynthia Crim“There’s no place I would rather live. And to see how much our community has grown is amazing.  When I’m interviewing teachers from other states, I feel like I’m marketing to them because who doesn’t want to live in this beautiful place we call home?”

    Cynthia Crim – Proud principal of Dunbar Elementary Magnet


Find Your Why At Hillsborough County Public Schools

    • Tampa named one of the 'World's Greatest Places' for 2023 by TIME Magazine (Tampa named by TIME Magazine as one of the 'World's Greatest Places' (fox13news.com)
    • Tampa was named best place to live in Florida by Forbes
    • Competitive starting salaries
    • Top-notch benefits (for eligible positions) including medical, basic life insurance and participation in the Florida Retirement System
    • Best school district in the nation for new employees, according to Forbes’ 2019 list of best workplaces for new college graduates
    • Winner of the 2019 CUBE (Council of Urban Boards of Education) Award for Urban School Board Excellence
    • Teaching incentives of up to $5,000 are available for teaching at our highest needs schools.
    • As the nation’s seventh-largest district with 230-plus schools and more than 215,000 students, you can teach in urban, rural and suburban areas.
    • Professional development and training included at no cost.
    • Opportunities for career advancement
    • Site-based mentors

Our Phenomenal Teachers Have Been Honored for Their Dedication and Excellence to Student Learning

    • 2022-23 First Year Teacher, Dylan Zuccarello at Chiles Elementary School, was selected out of 500 national entries to win a classroom furniture giveaway to help his students feel comfortable no matter their communication or learning style.
    • Strawberry Crest High School teacher Christina Rutledge and her students were named the National Winner of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, winning a $100,000 prize package, including Samsung products and resources to enhance their STEM classroom.
    • Christina Rutledge of Strawberry Crest High School was also honored as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2023 STEM Teacher of the Year for Central Florida
    • Rodgers Middle Magnet School teacher Thomas Waistell was honored with Florida’s 16th Congressional District Teacher Award for his accomplishments as an English teacher.  
    • Newsome High School teacher Lori Haley received Florida’s 16th Congressional District Teacher Award for her accomplishments as a Spanish teacher.
    • Christopher Allen, Orchestra Director at Newsome High School, won the Barry Manilow award.
    • Tony Pirotta, Civics teacher at Sumner High School, was honored as one of three national Civics Teachers of the Year.

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Serve in the Transformation Network

  • What is a Transformation School and what is the Transformation Network?

    Transformation schools receive focused resources and supports based on performance data.  The HCPS Transformation Network consists of 50 schools currently receiving these focused resources and supports. These resources and supports strengthen each school’s ability to engage in innovative approaches that create equitable access to high quality instructional practices, develop organizational talent and capacity through intentional professional development, develop high achieving collaborative school cultures, enhance the empowerment of family involvement and create community partnerships.

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Learn About Transitioning from the Military to Teaching

  • Are you a military veteran who is working on a Bachelor’s Degree? Learn more about the steps to teacher certification for military veterans without a Bachelor’s Degree.  View flyer>>

    If you are a military veteran and possess a Bachelor’s Degree, you will follow the normal steps to teacher certification under Resources.

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