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Old 02-04-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I previously posted about teaching elementary in New Orleans, and I am starting to dig a little deeper in looking at schools, and specifically, finding out more about KIPP schools. I realize that these schools have a longer school day (which, as a teacher who always ran out of time to teach what I really wanted to teach, I like). I'm fully into teaching for the purpose of teaching, but as someone who really needs a job with a decent salary, I wonder what they pay. Does anyone know the beginning salary for a teacher at KIPP? (Also, if you have any other personal stories or info about Kipp, that would be great too!)

I saw somewhere that the salary schedule is the same as any other public school in Nola, but I have yet to find that salary schedule either. It's not too hard to find the average salary, but what I'm looking for is the starting salary. Obviously there are still factors that come into play, like experience and extra credits etc. but just a ballpark figure would be nice. If I decide to job hunt and relocate somewhere, I want to make sure I'm not taking a major hit financially, as I'm at a point in my life where I need to start thinking more about being financially stable.

Now, before everyone tells me that we need teachers who want to teach and not teachers who just want a paycheck, let me explain that the latter is not me at all. My previous teaching experience includes a position at an underprivileged private school where I was paid next to nothing. I loved it but it did not pay the bills because the salary was mostly paid by donation and from the very low tuition of families. And it got me to now, where I have no savings of any kind. So. I'm not looking to be greedy, I am in it for the kids...but need to make a living too!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Bump? Anyone? Beginning salary for any charter school in New Orleans? Just trying to get an idea. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I did a quick search and found that it was difficult trying to find any information online as far as a salary scale goes for charter schools in the city. Some used to loosely base their teacher salaries on the RSD salary scale. However, RSD did away with their salary schedule last year and now the state attaches dollars to the position, and I could not locate the old scale anywhere online. From experience, I think you can expect to earn roughly between the $37,000-45,000 range. With my teaching experience (I'm certified in ELA and Sped, 5+ yrs in the classroom), I've been in the mid to high 40s in both positions that I've worked in here in New Orleans. Even though I took a pay cut coming to New Orleans to teach, I've done okay with my salary. I've had friends who have had just as much teaching experience, and got hired in a position making less than I was. They have roommates or found cheaper apartments on the West Bank. I'm sorry that I can't be more help. If you want more specific information, feel free to PM me and I'll help in any way I can.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I did a quick search and found that it was difficult trying to find any information online as far as a salary scale goes for charter schools in the city. Some used to loosely base their teacher salaries on the RSD salary scale. However, RSD did away with their salary schedule last year and now the state attaches dollars to the position, and I could not locate the old scale anywhere online. From experience, I think you can expect to earn roughly between the $37,000-45,000 range. With my teaching experience (I'm certified in ELA and Sped, 5+ yrs in the classroom), I've been in the mid to high 40s in both positions that I've worked in here in New Orleans. Even though I took a pay cut coming to New Orleans to teach, I've done okay with my salary. I've had friends who have had just as much teaching experience, and got hired in a position making less than I was. They have roommates or found cheaper apartments on the West Bank. I'm sorry that I can't be more help. If you want more specific information, feel free to PM me and I'll help in any way I can.
Thank you! Yes, obviously I've been having trouble with it too. I have four years teaching experience. I just got a job offer and was asked For my salary expectation. I decided I may as well shoot for the higher end without going unreasonably high, and said the 45k range. If I were still teaching in California (I started here in 2005) I'd be making over 50k. So thank you for the info, I'm ok with anything over 40 depending on benefits, etc
so this is good news. Thanks for trying to help!
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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Have you received any updated information? Considering a KIPP position in NO myself.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Have you received any updated information? Considering a KIPP position in NO myself.
Yes! I live here now and just finished the school year (not kipp). Pm me and maybe I can point you in some directions!
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