Laughing is part of my daily routine. And I mean really laughing!

- Justin & Sharon GrangeNewark Public Schools

New Jersey is looking for the best of the best.  They are seeking elementary teachers with impeccable character to uphold their current standards of educational excellence.  They want individuals who are dedicated to professional learning and who can transfer that knowledge in a meaningful way for young students.

New Jersey teachers blow away most of the country with an average elementary teacher salary among the top 5 states.  Top that off with long summer vacations and extended holiday breaks, New Jersey becomes a gold nugget for elementary teachers.  New Jersey has been ranked in the top third of all states for livability, health, education and low crime.

New Jersey also offers non-professional perks such as ocean surf and mountain tops, vibrant art and culture and a myriad of lifestyles to choose from.


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