Teach in Colonial

Are you an educator who is passionate
about making an impact on student’s
lives in Delaware and looking for opportunities to grow?

We’re hiring a wide range of growth-minded educators to join Colonial.
Which one describes you?

Novice Teacher
(0-4 years teaching experience)

  • Seeking to work in a school with a variety of support, including mentoring, coaching, and professional development
  • Seeking leadership pathways and career advancement opportunities
  • Looking to make a real impact on students’ lives

Experienced Teacher
(5+ years teaching experience)

  • Seeking leadership pathways and career advancement opportunities
  • Seeking more feedback and support on teaching practice
  • Seeking to work with other teachers who are supportive and passionate about teaching

Colonial  Alumni

(Novice to Experienced Teachers)

  • Looking to come home and make an impact on students and the New Castle community 
  • Seeking to work in a school with lots of support, including mentoring, coaching, and professional development
  • Seeking leadership pathways and career advancement opportunities

Career Changer 
(Has alternative certification)

  • Looking to use content expertise from another field to impact students
  • Seeking to work in a school with lots of support, including mentoring, coaching, and professional development
  • Seeking leadership pathways and career advancement opportunities

If one of these describes you, then keep scrolling!
Find out why Colonial may be the right place for you.

Why New Castle, Delaware is a great place to live and work

An ideal location to live and work, we’re located in New Castle, Delaware and within:

  • 45 minutes of Philadelphia

  • 1 hour to the beautiful Delaware beaches

  • 2 hours to New York or Washington, DC

Living in the New Castle area provides:

  • Tax-free shopping in Delaware

  • Affordable housing market, low property taxes

  • Close to amazing restaurants, entertainment, and shopping 

  • A great place to raise a family

Why our teachers are choosing to teach in Colonial

There are many reasons why educators are choosing to teach in Colonial. In a recent survey of CSD teachers, here are the top four reasons:


Relationship with Colleagues

Over 85% of our educators say one of the top reasons they stay in Colonial are their colleagues.

In Colonial, you’ll find a culture of  support, with colleagues who are ready to:

  • Give you feedback to help you grow
  • Hear your great ideas and lessons learned
  • Share your classroom achievements
  • Be there when you when you need a listening ear
  • Celebrate our wins together

Learn more about ways to connect, including Educators of Color group.


Impact on Students

We serve a diverse student population across our 15 schools and have a collective relentless passion to give them access to opportunities they need to succeed in college, career, and life.


Employee Benefits 

The Colonial School District offers a competitive salary and benefits package for all employees.  The benefits package offers a menu of options including:

  • Medical benefit plans offered at minimal or no cost for employee and family members 
  • Stipend given towards the cost of life, dental and vision benefits

Additional State Employee Benefits:

  • Pension Plan
  • Short & Long Term Disability Plans
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • DelaWell


Support & Growth Opportunities

From district-wide and school-based PD opportunities to individual coaching from our experienced instructional coaches and a robust mentoring program, we make sure you’re getting what you need to grow and make an impact. 

  • Colonial has launched a Teacher Academy, an educator Institute, which serves as a pathway for mentoring, for educators looking to grow, and impact student outcomes
  • The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project, a PLC model that empowers teachers to identify bright spots (or things that are working) and then replicate them across schools

Colonial in the Spotlight

Colonial is a member of Empowering Educators to Excel (E3), an exciting partnership led by Insight Education Group and funded by the US Department of Education.

E3 is a networked improvement community that is bringing a wide variety of support and growth opportunities for Colonial’s teachers and school leaders as well as 32 other relatively small and/or rural schools in Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Colonial was featured in eSchool News in October 2018
“How to retain great teachers: Start with leadership opportunities”.

At Colonial, we’re focused on offering teachers with multiple opportunities for leadership roles and paths for advancement, including:

  • instructional coach positions at the school and district level
  • an aspiring leader program with a clear pathway for a wide variety of leadership opportunities
  • teachers leading professional development and participating in action research through the Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (STEP)

For more details, check out our recent feature in eSchool News in October 2018 entitled, “How to retain great teachers: Start with leadership opportunities.

“My biggest bright spot as a teacher would have to be seeing past students become successful in their life and knowing I was
a part of that.”

Crissy Lewis

Teacher, Gunning Bedford

How do
I apply?

The Colonial School District, where careers are committed to putting children first, is actively seeking to identify and employ a talented and diverse workforce that will support the school district in achieving its mission and vision. 

View open positions in our district. 

Submit your application through the AppliTrack online application system.
Complete application on AppliTrack.

For assistance and inquiries related to the AppliTrack online application system and/or application procedures, please contact a Human Resources representative at jobs@colonial.k12.de.us or 302-323-2712.

Application packages will be referred to hiring managers (supervisors, principals, directors, etc.) for consideration and an interview session. 

You may be asked to complete a interview on Spark Hire, our video interview platform.
Keep an eye out for an email from Lead Teacher of Recruiting Katie Strouss or Applitrack.

If your application package and/or video interview meets the selection process criteria, you’ll receive an invitation to join us for a demo lesson in a Colonial classroom.

If you complete the process successfully, you will receive a contract for employment. A member of the Colonial School District Hiring team will contact you about next steps.

Once you are assigned to a school, the onboarding team for your school will reach out to you. The team is made up of several teachers who will help you get connected in CSD and make sure you have everything you need to start off your school year!

New to the teaching field?

If you are applying for licensure or certification to teach in Delaware but do not have student teaching experience, you may be eligible for licensure under a Delaware Alternative Route. 

Not ready to apply yet but . . . 

I would like to learn more?

We’re excited you’re interested in learning more about CSD. Let’s find a time to connect. Contact us and one of our team members will be in touch with you.

Meet us!

Want to learn more about why CSD is a great place to teach? Stop by one of our hiring mixers and let’s connect!

Relay Residency

Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Our innovative residency program provides aspiring teachers with a supportive, gradual introduction to teaching. Gain exceptional mentorship, state certification, a degree, and help to find a job in just two years.