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Hillsborough County Schools Elementary Teacher Grades K-5



About Hillsborough Schools


Hillsborough Schools is the nation’s eighth-largest district and our size gives us strength, effectiveness and a great depth of talent to best serve the needs of our students. We have a wide variety of schools in a broad range of locations and we commit to helping teachers find their best fit for their careers and lives. Teachers can concentrate on what they love – ensuring that students learn.


Hillsborough Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed. Successful applicants will share a commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that great teaching is the key to unlocking student success.


In 2018 we introduced Achievement Schools, an effort to focus on students with the highest needs. We seek special teachers for positions at our Achievement Schools. Teachers in Achievement Schools are eligible for pay differential up to $13,000 a year including special incentives. This incentive, called Spark, is designed to spark your interest and spark the minds of the children you’ll inspire. Bonus pay and free or discounted child care are part of the incentives. If you have had experience such as an internship at a high-needs school, we are especially eager to talk to you!


Our three concrete goals for Achievement Schools:


• Number of students at or above grade level in reading and math will increase.

• Number of Achievement Schools will decrease from 50 to 0 by 2025.

• Every school will achieve: 3 years of a “C” grade or higher, 85% graduation rate and become a “model school”.


About You


Do you have what it takes? We’re looking for individuals who:


  • Are committed to igniting a passion for learning in the students they teach
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and build strong relationships with students and parents
  • Accept no excuses and take responsibility for student growth


QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.



A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Degree or formal training in content area preferred.


Certificates/Licenses/ Registrations:

Florida Professional Educator Certificate in Elementary Education Required.


About the Job




The Elementary Teacher is responsible for the instruction of designated content area(s)/course(s) in a classroom setting within an elementary school.




  • Designs and implements appropriate instruction of content area(s)/course(s) assigned in accordance with state standards, district curriculum, and students’ needs.
  • Creates a positive educational climate for students to learn in an atmosphere of respect and rapport.
  • Creates and delivers relevant and rigorous lessons that maximize student engagement and achievement.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching practices and methodologies that reflect diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds in order to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Communicates with parents and school/district personnel regarding student progress and encourages parental involvement.
  • Takes all responsible precautions to provide for the health and safety of students and to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records, inquiries, and data.
  • Maintains appropriate certifications and professional development hours as required.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.
  • Language Skills: Reads, analyzes, and interprets all kinds of documents. Responds to inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or community. Writes speeches and effectively presents to managers, the public, and school board.
  • Mathematical Skills: Works with math concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office

  • Physical Activities: Standing, walking, sitting, handling, keyboarding, talking, and hearing.
  • Lifting Demands: Up to 10 pounds.
  • Reaching Activities: Both dominant and non-dominant hand; overhead.
  • Environmental Conditions: Noise Intensity 3 moderate.
  • DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS: All district employees must:
  • · Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Physical presence is expected as part of a reliable and predictable pattern of attendance.
  • · Support the district’s vision, mission, goals, and Strategic Plan.
  • · Engage in civility, respect, and professionalism.
  • · Maintain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions.

Responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the district.


See your future in our classroom. Find your home in Hillsborough County.


  • Salaries range from $38,201 to $66,201 (based on prior teaching experience)
  • Excellent medical and retirement benefits
  • A chance to make a difference in the lives of those students who need it most
  • A great place to live that offers museums, art galleries, sports, performing arts, nightlife, and year- round sunshine


Hillsborough Schools is committed to supporting great teaching and developing a world-class workforce.


Every teacher receives the professional support and development they need to build skills in all aspects of education and be the best teacher they can be. Teachers and principals share a common vision for excellent teaching, and teachers can count on regular feedback about their instruction throughout the year. In addition, every new teacher in HCPS is assigned a mentor to provide tailored, ongoing support throughout the first years of teaching.


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The School District of Hillsborough County does not discriminate nor tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, genetic information or pregnancy in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices; and it will take immediate action to eliminate such harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.


The district accords preference in selection, retention, and promotion procedures to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents.


The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pansy Houghton, Executive Officer, Compliance. 813-272-4000;; Office of the Chief of Staff, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33602. An alternate point of contact for complaints of discrimination or harassment may be directed to the Office of Professional Standards at 813-840-7128.


As required by Section 668.6076, Florida Statutes, you are hereby notified that: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. History.--s. 1, ch. 2006-232.


Notice of Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations are available for persons with disabilities to complete the application and/or interview process. Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the District’s ADA Office at 813-840-7139 for assistance.