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Caroline County – You Belong Here!
Caroline County is a rural community known for its welcoming and collaborative culture. Our teachers are well respected within the community, and there is tremendous support for our public school system. There are many reasons why you belong here!
- Outstanding school system with an excellent reputation
- Competitive salary and benefits package
- Student achievement in Caroline has been recognized as one of the best in the state
- Class size averages are reasonable
- Technology in Caroline is recognized as one of the most advanced in the state
- Location is ideal: rural but within easy driving distance to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Dover, Annapolis, and the Maryland and Delaware beaches
- Cost of living is low compared to more urban areas
- Low incidence of crime
- A smaller school system is able to give its employees more individual attention
- Rich and comprehensive program of staff development, including a supportive new teacher mentoring program
- Strong foundation of community support
CCPS has more than 5,500 students and over 500 professional staff members with 10 schools located in a rural county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
CCPS has five elementary schools (Pre-K – grade 5), two middle schools (grades 6-8), two high school (grades 9-12), and one countywide career and technology center. Special education offers a continuum of services for all students with disabilities, including a preschool program. Visit each school's website (under Schools on the menu tab) for details.
The Caroline County Board of Education has a long-standing commitment to maintaining desirable class size. A continuous building program serves to keep our schools’ maintenance and construction needs up-to-date.
Our school system prides itself on the use of technology in the classroom, both by staff and students. We offer many innovative opportunities for students to practice digital citizenship, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills using a variety of technologies.
- Early decision bonus
- Classroom supplies $200
- Critical Needs Stipend (must be eligible for standard certification in Maryland and offered employment in the following areas: World Languages, Mathematics, Science, Special Education, and Technology Education)
- Relocation Reimbursement
- Up to 100 miles – up to $300
- More than 100 miles – up to $1000
new teacher support
New Teacher Orientation
Teachers new to the county report four days before regular staff to become acquainted with their school, the school system, and the community.
Mentor Teacher Program
Each new teacher is assigned a mentor to assist with becoming acclimated to the school and instructional program. Teachers enjoy the benefits of a mentor for the first three years of teaching at CCPS.
New Teacher Seminars
A series of seminars are provided for new teachers. Seminars are designed to support teachers by extending their learning as well as providing opportunities for collaboration with others new to CCPS. The content of these sessions is dictated by the needs of the teachers.
New Teacher Newsletter
Every other month, CCPS publishes a newsletter designed to inform and assist new teachers in their first year of instruction.
New Teacher Handbook
Every new teacher receives a copy of The New Teacher Handbook which contains information about the school system and the county.