Laughing is part of my daily routine. And I mean really laughing!

- Tatianna B. YatesProvidence Public School District

Rhode Island is looking for self-motivated elementary teachers who have the ability to challenge students. They need teachers who are familiar with child growth and development and common core standards. Rhode Island wants elementary teachers that are able to excel at teaching and learning strategies that will enhance student performance. Rhode Island currently has a shortage of Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers.

Rhode Island is currently in the process developing a salary schedule that will tie teacher salary and career advancement to student achievement as opposed to the traditional experience and education model. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers who have the ability to motivate students. Rhode Island is ranked 10th in the nation for average teacher salary making it not only personally rewarding to be an elementary teacher, but financially as well.


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