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5 Benefits of Becoming a wý Teacher

May 15, 2023

By Carmen Garcia-Shushtari


At wý, our teachers are eligible to receive excellent core benefits such as medical, dental, and vision, retirement options, and paid time-off.

But there are other benefits we also offer to enhance the teaching experience for our educators so they feel supported in their profession!

Below are 5 *additional* benefits of becoming a Bright Stars Schools teacher which make working at our schools a truly rewarding experience.

Join our teaching team by submitting an application TODAY!

Benefit 1: Signing Bonuses for all New Teacher and Counselor Hires!

All 2023-2024 new teacher hires and counselor hires receive a one-time, $7,500 - $10,000 signing bonus!* We offer a $10,000 signing bonus for SPED, ELD, Math, Science, World Languages educators and counselors. All other new teacher hires receive a $7,500 signing bonus.


Benefit 2: Amazing Beyond-the-Classroom Experiences!

Our teachers have the opportunity to lead "Life Experience Lessons" (life-changing trips around the city, state, and country) to expand our students’ horizons beyond the classroom AND they receive a stipend to do so!

Benefit 3: Weekly "Culture Days" to Expand Learning and Connections.

Our schools have weekly ‘Culture Days’ where teachers focus on social-emotional learning through clubs and extracurricular activities and build connections with colleagues across grade levels.


Benefit 4: Leadership Opportunities with Stipends.

Our educators can receive up to $4,000 to enhance their leadership skills by serving as teaching mentors and co-teaching early-career teachers.


Benefit 5: Dedicated Planning Days.

We place immense value on giving our instructors time to plan their lessons by allocating 6 planning days a year dedicated to this purpose!


Apply to become a Bright Stars Schools teacher today!

* Excluding applicants from the Teach For America program.