CREC Resource Group
Teacher Residency Program
The CREC Teacher Residency Program is an alternate route to elementary certification program that embraces a different approach to attract and retain minority teacher candidates (residents).
Minority Teacher Recruitment
An Update Regarding the Teacher Recruitment Career Fair
Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 and the recommendations made by the State of Connecticut, the 30th Annual RESC Alliance Teacher Recruitment and Career Fair has been postponed until further notice.
Aspiring educators who are interested in keeping abreast of developments in the scheduling of the fair, please use this link to submit your information so that we may keep in contact with you. If you have already registered, there is no need to supply us with this information again.
Districts who are interested in keeping abreast of developments in the scheduling of the fair, please use this link to submit your information so that we may keep in contact with you. If you have already registered, there is no need to supply us with this information again.
Thank you for your understanding as this situation continues to unfold.
The Minority Teacher Recruiting Program is collaboration between CREC’s Expert Solutions and Connecticut school districts. It is integral to increase the numbers of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Asian American teachers and administrators in the region's public schools. Expert Solutions services include, but are not limited to, assisting schools to attract, recruit, hire, and retain a diverse teaching and administrative personnel that more closely represents the diversity of the student population.
As of 2015 data students of color account for over 40% of Connecticut's public school students; only 8% of the state's teachers and about 2% of the administrators in Connecticut's public schools are people of color.
The lack of minority representation in the educational field is a concern for urban, suburban and rural school districts. It is important that all children have access to positive teaching, learning experiences, and role models with educators from a variety of backgrounds in order to be successful in an increasingly racially and culturally diverse society. Many Connecticut public school students will never have the opportunity to engage with a teacher of color.
Aspiring educators and hiring coordinators are invited to participate in a series of web-based learning experiences. Links will be provided to all registrants when available.
- The goals for the teacher-focused sessions is to assist in being strategic in their approach to career fairs and to provide a platform to share their stories of personal and professional excellence to prospective school communities.
- The sessions aimed at those responsible for hiring is designed to prime those responsible for recruitment, hiring, and retention to be racially conscious and culturally responsive in their work.
Districts attending the Career Fair as of 3/13/2020
- Achievement First
- Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School
- Central Connecticut State University
- Coventry Public Schools
- CREC Resource Group
- Cromwell Public Schools
- East Granby Public Schools
- East Hartford Public Schools
- Farmington Public Schools
- Glastonbury Public Schools
- Granby Public Schools
- Hartford Public Schools
- Highville Charter School
- Jumoke Academy Charter School
- Middletown Board of Education
- New Britain Public Schools
- New Haven Public Schools
- Norwalk Public Schools
- South Windsor Public Schools
- Southington Public Schools
- Stamford Public Schools
- Torrington Public Schools
- UHart/MTCNE partnership
- Vernon Board of Education
- West Hartford Public Schools
Anticipated Positions Available for the 2020-2021 school year
- Academic Assistants
- Art (Elementary and High School)
- ASL Teacher
- Building Instructional Coaches
- Chorus (Elementary)
- District Literacy and Math Coaches
- Elementary (K-6)
- Family & Consumer Science
- Health/Physical Education
- Montessori (Primary)
- Reading Consultant
- Social Studies Teacher (7-12)
- Student Support Services (Special Education, Social Service Worker, School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist)
- Technology Education
- TESOL (Bilingual Education)
- World Language (French, Spanish)
Districts interested in participating in the Career Fair should contact Deb Van Wyngaarden at email@example.com.