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Teacher Testimonials

Teacher Testimonials

What's it like to teach at

Hear from our Teachers!*

Teacher Culture

"Being a Bright Star teacher is a different environment than you ever have experienced. The level of care and trust that the administration have in their teachers is so unique and special. You will feel loved, supported, and cheered on from the moment you sign on the line!"

“While I just started working with wý, I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach. Bright Star is an impressive organization that makes educators feel supported and equipped in their efforts to change lives.

"I feel honored to work with such professional and positive people. Integrity is a very important value to me and I feel right at home amongst the staff at wý. Everything they do oozes integrity and excellence; it's so refreshing." 

"Bright Star embodies what it means to be an organization. They are organized and united under a mission that they truly carry out in the everyday. In my first year as a teacher, I have never felt unsupported or alone; there has always been someone to turn to for help or advice."

“Since the moment I was hired by Bright Star I felt like part of a family. Staff here work together with gratitude to make sure students are getting the best quality of education and community.” 

Bright Star's Wellness Program

“The Wellness Program has significantly improved my physical and emotional wellbeing as a teacher. It has given me a great way to de-stress and make a clean divide from work to personal time, and it has given me no excuse to avoid exercise. I am in much better shape, and in a better state of mind, than I was before this program started, so I'm super grateful for it!” 

“The Wellness Program has had an extremely positive impact on my life. I am very grateful for the nursing pods. As a first time mom, I was nervous about coming back to school and still being able to feed my baby with breastmilk. The nursing pod has made it comfortable for me to pump without fear of losing privacy.”   

“The Wellness Program at wý have made a large impact on my choice to continue working at this organization. The Dependent Child Care FSA made it more feasible for me to be a teacher and a parent of my own kids. wý cares about our well-being as an educator as well as a person. This is an organization that not only says they care about work-life balance, but is willing to put these words into action.”

Teacher Support

"I feel like I've grown more in the first quarter of the year than I did in my last two years of teaching. Everyone is willing to get their hands dirty to make you a better teacher. I am not afraid to try new things at Bright Star because I know there is a family to fall back on and learn from."

“As a first year teacher, I felt extremely supported by the staff. I also felt confident that I would be given room to grow as an educator. It feels great to be part of a group that takes meaningful steps towards turning our philosophy and values into action!” 

“The community here is astounding and there are always people willing to support you in anything you need. It can be overwhelming as a new hire but also exciting because you know you'll be joining a family.”

*Teacher testimonials were received anonymously through surveys of new teachers at wý.