• PPSD teacher and student

    Why PPSD?

    "We can’t improve, build, or provide a more supportive environment if we don’t do it together. Our community is full of so many smart, committed professionals in Providence."

    - Dr. Tulani Freeman, School Psychologist at Nathan Bishop Middle School


    There are many reasons to pursue a career in the Providence Public Schools Department (PPSD). PPSD offers its teachers a competitive salary and benefits package with numerous incentives for early contracts, hard-to-fill positions, advanced degrees, and more. Teachers in the Providence Public Schools also receive tailored supports, abundant resources, and leadership opportunities as they continue their careers.

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    Teaching is more than just a job, it’s a career that connects us to our personal why’s. PPSD strives to provide its teachers with the resources and supports they need to grow and thrive in their teaching practice.


    In November 2019, the Rhode Island Department of Education took over the Providence Public Schools. A strategic plan for district reform began with an emphasis on hiring world-class talent. See the full report here:

  • More reasons to consider PPSD:

    The Providence Public Schools is committed to developing world-class educators with opportunities for teacher development and career advancement. Both within the district and through partnerships with local nonprofits and universities, the Providence area is full of supports to help teachers grow.