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Thank you for your interest in New London Public Schools, home to 3,600 amazing and diverse (PreK-12) students in an urban center on the shoreline of Southeastern, CT.  I invite you to experience the personal reward of making a difference in the lives of New London’s students as we collectively aim to support their academic, social and technical skillset development to prepare them for college, careers and beyond.  New London has received statewide attention and garnered the support of the CT State Department of Education for its many educational and innovative initiatives as it aims to insist on high academic outcomes and transform to become Connecticut’s first and only all-magnet school district in the state. 

New London attracts students from 41 surrounding Connecticut towns to join in learning aligned to three thematic pathways: International Education (soon to be named International Baccalaureate), STEM and Arts.  STEM, the most developed pathway provides cohesive programming for students K-12.  The Arts and International Education pathways are in the process of spreading into the secondary levels for district-wide (K-12) pathway completion by 2024.  Three innovative building projects accompany this thematic program development as we continue to transform as a district physically and programmatically.

Most professional educators want to teach in a great school where they have the opportunity to exercise their creativity and passion for teaching and learning in an environment where they are valued and where their continuous growth and development is always supported.  Under its new vision, mission and goals outlined in its improvement plan (NLPS 2021), New London Public Schools aims to “Unite All In Excellence” through offering a unique opportunity to work in an exciting and supportive school system, focused on the development of the whole child through a team approach to success.

New London Public Schools is an: 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer

Review Process of Applications

All applications are reviewed to determine the most suitable candidates for current vacancies. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a telephone call to schedule an interview. If you are not selected, you will be notified by mail. Depending on the number of applications, interviews may take place starting immediately after the closing date or, in some cases, up to four weeks after the closing date.


A screening team conducts all interviews. The team may range in size from two to eight members. All candidates are asked the same questions or are asked to participate in the same activities. Depending on the position, the initial screening may consist of multiple activities. When you are called for the interview, you will be told the nature and length of the screening process. Interviews may be held at the school where the vacancy exists or at the Central Office.

After the interview, the screening team decides which candidates will continue as finalists in the process. Candidates moving forward will be contacted with a telephone call all others will receive letters.

Appointment to a Position

Appointment to a position is made after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer. Within a week or sooner after the candidate has accepted, the Superintendent of Schools will issue a letter and contract of employment for the candidate to sign and return thus ensuring that the candidate has accepted the offer. Placement on the salary schedule is made at this time; however, final placement is based on verification of prior years of experience and receipt of official transcripts. Prior years of service are credited in accordance with the New London Education Association Contract. In general, all years teaching in public schools in the United States as well as private schools in Connecticut are given full credit. The position must be half-time or greater to count as a year of service. Partial years count if the teacher has worked more than half of a school year. The New London Public Schools does not negotiate placement on the salary schedule.

Substitute Teacher Information

The New London Public Schools works in partnership with Kelly Educational Services for all substitute teacher positions, to apply contact Kelly Educational Services at 860-439-0881. They are located at 5 Shaw's Cove Suite 102, New London, CT 06320.

Fingerprinting Services

Certified Full-Time Staff

New Employees are required by state law to submit two sets of fingerprints for a background check. The fee for this is $20 and is the responsibility of the employee. Details for making arrangements for the fingerprinting are done at the time of the employees appointment. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to starting work.

Non-Certified Substitute Staff

The New London Public Schools works with our local Regional Education Service Center, LEARN for all non-certified staff. In order to work for the New London Public Schools all employees are required by State Law to undergo a Criminal Background check. For more information, please contact Grace Sanchez, Human Resources Office, New London Board of Education. To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, contact a LEARN representative at:

Connecticut Certification Process

To obtain CT State Department of Education Certification visit their website at

Additional Information

The Office of Talent Management/Human Resources
New London Applitrack Frequently Asked Questions


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