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K-8th Grade Teaching Roles ($140,000 Salary)

The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School
New York City, New York (US)

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Join a team of master teachers and earn a $140,000 salary at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on 60 Minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results. TEP aims to achieve educational equity for students from traditionally underserved communities by utilizing world-class teachers, while re-imagining the teaching profession as a place in which teachers prioritize their own growth—as pedagogical experts, intellectual seekers, and community leaders.

The Equity Project (TEP) is currently accepting applications for K-4th Grade Homeroom, Special Education, Music and PE Teachers, and Middle School Teachers across content areas (Math, Science, ELASpecial EducationMusic, and Physical Education) for the 2024-25 School Year.

If you are interested in exploring opportunities across subjects within our school community, please visit TEP's website, here:

About You (Qualifications)

  • Deeply aligned to TEP’s mission of providing a world-class education to historically under-resourced student communities (90% of TEP students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, 22% of TEP students receive Special Education services, and 25% of TEP students are Multi-Lingual Learners)
  • Classroom experience: Minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been in a Kindergarten through 9th grade classrooms in a public charter school, traditional public school, or private school setting
  • Outstanding verbal ability and strong communication skills


At TEP, growth isn't just for our students—continued growth is also a central priority for our teachers. That's why we're redefining the teacher experience, offering a rewarding career that includes an annual salary that matches TEP’s high expectations.

  • Compensation: Master Teachers earn an annual salary of $140,000, with the opportunity to earn a significant annual bonus up to $35,000 based on whole school performance
  • Redefined Work-Year: 3 extended rest breaks and 3 professional development institutes focused on learning and collaboration
  • Unmatched Educator Talent: Be surrounded by a collaborative community of experienced, passionate educators who care about educational equity
  • Time Off: Approximately 10 weeks of vacation per year (all school vacations)
  • Employee Wellness: We value your well-being through our Staff Food Program, Staff Retreats, and Wellness Programming
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, vision, Short-Term Disability (STD), Long-Term Disability (LTD), and Life Insurance policies
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and dependent care account so you can care for your loved ones
  • 403b Retirement Plan: We care about your ability to save for your future
  • Learning & Development: A culture that provides and encourages professional growth and development, including professional development and tuition/continuous learning reimbursements


Featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its $125,000 teacher salaries and outstanding results, The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School opened in September 2009. Originally a 5th through 8th grade middle school, TEP now also serves students in Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade, and will soon be adding Pre-K, 3rd, and 4th grades. TEP will serve 1200 students at full capacity, from Pre-K through 8th grade.

Located in the NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights, TEP is succeeding in closing the Latino-White achievement gap. TEP's mission is to achieve educational equity for disadvantaged students by utilizing master teachers to provide rigorous academics, arts, and athletics instruction. TEP reallocates the public funding it receives as a charter school to pay its teaching professionals an annual salary of $125,000, with the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, a rigorous long-term study found that TEP produced major achievement impacts, including test score gains equal to an additional 1.6 years of school in math, with significant gains in science and English. For more information, visit us online at

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153 Sherman Avenue
New York City
New York

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