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HCPSS Employment News & Information

Virtual Interview Week.

Interested in becoming a teacher in Howard County Public Schools? We are hosting a virtual interview week with our curriculum offices 2/13/23-2/17/23. If you are interested in participating in an interview, you must submit an application for employment. Please apply today. Once your application has been reviewed and if minimum qualifications are met, you will be invited to interview.


Educators of Color Recruitment Event.

HCPSS will host an Educators of Color Recruitment event on Friday, March 24, 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Interested applicants are invited to meet educators and school leaders from across the Howard County Public School System. Learn more about HCPSS and network with the recruitment team, professional development office and school leadership teams.

View & Apply for Current Openings

Current vacancies at HCPSS are available for viewing online, where you also can apply.

View Current Openings and Apply Now

Application Process

Individuals applying for positions must complete all sections of the online employment application and submit a completed application before the closing date (if applicable) in order to be considered for the position. A resume should not be substituted for the information required on the employment application.

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees.

The Howard County Public School System participates in E-Verify. View additional information on E-Verify and visit the E-Verify website.

Kimberly-Ann Wilson, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mount Hebron High School – Learn more about how she works to enhance her student’s communication skills →

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to frequently asked questions about employment at HCPSS, and the school system in general.

HR Contacts

Human Resources – 410-313-6693

  • Substitute Teacher Inquiries/Positions: 410-313-7035
  • Benefits Questions: 410-313-6710
  • Fax: 410-313-6692
  • More HR Contacts

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Employee Well-Being

HCPSS values every student, employee and community member. HCPSS strives to provide staff with an organizational culture and climate that is supportive, safe and healthy. Staff have many resources and programming available to them to support their mental health and well-being.

Learn more about employee well-being  →

Jennifer Speace, English Language Arts Teacher, Folly Quarter Middle School – Find out more about her approach to teaching →

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Howard County Public 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.

HCPSS has developed many initiatives to advance equity and embrace diversity and inclusion. Learn more about our efforts and why they make HCPSS a great place to work!

Equal Opportunity

The Howard County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy/Girl Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Equity Assurance Manager
Howard County Public School System
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-6654 (phone)
410-313-1645 (fax)

Excited Long Reach High School staff at their 2017 Kickoff.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit https://ocrcas.ed.gov/contact-ocr for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1–800–421–3481.