Teachers with at least two years of experience in the classroom entering Democracy Prep earn dramatically more than the local Department of Education scale.
Teachers are eligible for base salary raises of up to 10% each year based on their students’ growth and performance. Top performing teachers can earn up to $150,000 after just eight years at Democracy Prep.
All teachers are provided iPhones and MacBook Pros to plan lessons, collaborate with peers, and make themselves available to students and families.
All teachers are provided health, dental, vision, and life insurance and can contribute to a 403-b retirement plan that is flexible, portable, and generously matched by Democracy Prep.*
Each Friday, students leave the building at 1pm and teachers spend the rest of the day in professional development sessions. In addition to grade level and content area meetings, teachers are coached on how to use student data effectively to drive instruction. Throughout the year, Democracy Prep sends its teachers to external professional development workshops and to other high-performing schools to learn and share best practices.
Our teachers know that they were rigorously selected as the top 1% of applicants.
*New Jersey Charter School full-time employees are mandated to participate in local retirement plans.
Our DREAM Team
Top 1% of applicants
from across the globe.