I knew I saw something last week about an NYC charter school that reportedly pays its teachers $125,000 a year, but I didn’t have time to pursue it. Fortunately, Ms. Frizzle apparently saw it too, and she’s got the details on how they do it:
The school day is long, but structured to provide time for each teacher to take on one after school class and one school service position. The school service positions include most of the duties normally carried out by APs (or by team leaders like me! I mean, I already do a ton of this stuff and for no extra pay and minimal extra time), which allows the charter school to cut many mid-level administrative positions, freeing up money to pay teachers better.
Sounds like she’s applying. Incidentally, I figured out this morning that the place I had seen it was a job ad on our own site, so you can too.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.