Our teachers are fueling a citywide effort to move Newark forward.
Newark teachers share a common goal—to improve the lives of Newark’s children. From home-grown trailblazers to educators making our city their adopted home, they make a difference far beyond their classrooms. They nurture curiosity, resilience, and critical thinking to help students uncover their full potential and write their own futures.
They have the skills and experiences to teach anywhere in the country, but know they can make the biggest impact in Newark. In 2017, more than 97% of our highest-performing teachers choose to stay in the district—exceeding the national average for teacher retention. New teachers work with and learn from these excellent educators in a variety of formal and informal professional development opportunities.
They also know that their efforts will be rewarded. Newark teachers earn one of the highest starting salaries in the nation. Our average teacher salary is $72,000.