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Recruiting A Diverse Workforce

HCPSS Named a 2019 Best Employer for Diversity

The Howard County Public School System was named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2019 by Forbes magazine. HCPSS is the top ranked school system and No. 60 overall on the national list of 500 employers. Learn more →

Howard County School System is among the high-achieving education systems in the state and nation. What makes us so great? We have much to be proud of—including the high number of students who graduate and go on to college, strong SAT scores, and innovative programs. Yet our varied backgrounds and commitment to inclusiveness remain our greatest strengths. That’s why HCPSS is working to increase the diversity of our teaching and workforce to ensure our people reflect the growing diversity of our student body.

Diversity makes us great. Come join us—apply for employment.

Recruitment Event for Teachers of Color

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

9 AM to 3 PM

Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School

5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Come meet educators and school leaders from across the Howard County Public School System. Learn more about HCPSS and network with the recruitment team, the professional development office, and school leadership teams. During this full-day event, participants will:

  • Learn about teaching positions in HCPSS.
  • Discover how HCPSS supports and develops our educators.
  • Tour some of our schools.
  • Start the application process.


Please email with any questions regarding the event.

Putting Diversity First

HCPSS has developed many initiatives to advance and embrace diversity among students, teachers and staff. Here are a few of them:

Great Pay and Benefits

HCPSS is a high-achieving school system that values diversity, but that isn’t the only reason to seek a career with us. We offer great pay and benefits too. New teachers can earn nearly $50,000 and experienced teachers up to $100,000. Benefits add as much as $36,000 in additional compensation, and include health care, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and child care, to name just a few. Learn more about benefits at HCPSS.

Come join a high-achieving school system that values diversity.

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