26 Mar 2024

Teacher Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Grade Teacher ($140,000 Salary)

The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

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.

About the Role

As one of the three pillars of our program (Academics, Arts, and Athletics), TEP is deeply committed to building a classroom culture that fosters a genuine love for learning.

Each Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Grade Teacher serves as the lead teacher for one class of students, teaching across subjects to build deep relationships that support student progress and development. While teachers must be adept at teaching the range of subject areas, strong experience with literacy instruction is critical to TEP’s mission.

Early Childhood teachers’ classroom experience is filled with vibrant and colorful spaces that reflect the learning that takes place in each class. In Kindergarten and 1st grade, teachers will help students develop foundational skills in reading and writing, math, and emotional and social skills.

Elementary School teachers will work in a learning environment carefully crafted to instill a love of learning for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. Our unique classroom setting in the heart of Washington Heights provides a perfect classroom environment for young learners. In addition, the nature that surrounds our campus provides a great setting for physical activity for young explorers.

About You

  • 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 2 years of lead teaching experience in grade levels K-4 in a public charter school, traditional public school, or private school setting
  • The ability to tailor curriculum and teaching methods to each individual student’s needs and learning style
  • Outstanding verbal ability and strong communication skills
  • Certification requirements: Teachers do not need to possess a New York State Teacher Certification to be hired at TEP Charter School. However, prospective teachers that do not yet have New York State teaching certification must identify and present a pathway to obtain New York State teaching certification on their application.


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

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a full application here: We invite you to learn more about teaching at TEP Charter School at our Prospective Teacher Information Session. RSVP here:

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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