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New Hire Information and Induction Program

On behalf of the Office of Professional Development and the Office of Technology, welcome to Harford County Public Schools! We are so pleased that you have chosen to be a part of our community of educators and learners. As a newly hired instructional staff member in our district, you have access to a comprehensive induction program that is specifically designed to encourage reflective practice, build instructional repertoire, and maximize student achievement. The induction activities are designed and differentiated to benefit all instructional staff members beginning their careers with Harford County Public Schools, no matter how many years of experience they bring with them. Being a life-long learner is a characteristic of the effective teacher, counselor, and service provider in Harford County Public Schools and in alignment with this principle, HCPS has a comprehensive induction program that supports new hires.

We strongly encourage you to participate in all New Hire Orientation activities:

  • You will receive a text message to your personal phone with instructions on how to activate your HCPS accounts.
  • Virtual Orientation Conference. The online conference will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 and Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 8:00am - 3:30pm. This comprehensive conference offers a variety choice sessions and workshops to orient you to Harford County Public Schools and ensure you are ready for your students. Instructional Coaches will facilitate the creation of a personalized learning plan and structure opportunities for individual and small group reflection and application.

The Office of Professional Development, the Office of Technology, the various Content Offices, and the Instructional Coaches who form the backbone of the induction program are looking forward to seeing you at the Virtual Orientation Conference! If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Participants will be paid at the HCPS negotiated rate of $20 per hour

Induction Program Timeline (Certificated Positions Only)
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- Participants will be paid at the HCPS negotiated rate of $20 per hour