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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.
  • HCPS Orientation Conference. The conference will be held on Tuesday, August 14th through Thursday, August 16th from 8:00am - 3:30pm at Aberdeen High School (251 Paradise Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001). This comprehensive conference serves as a welcome and orientation to Harford County Public Schools. It is designed to prepare all new hires for the upcoming school year. In addition to the workshops listed below, teachers have time to network with each other and to meet school and system personnel.

The Office of Professional Development, the Office of Technology, Instructional Facilitators, and Teacher Specialists who form the backbone of the induction program are looking forward to seeing you at the Orientation Conference. If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

dollar - Participants will be paid $120 per 6 hour day

dollar - Participants will be paid $120 per 6 hour day