Maybe it's just elementary teachers, but all of my coworkers are just good people.

- Sally L. MartinSyracuse City School District

New York is searching for elementary teachers who are willing to be lifetime learners who are challenged to be the very best in their field.  They are seeking elementary teachers who are comfortable with unique environments and communicating with all educational stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, and community.

New York wants the very best elementary teachers and they are willing to pay for it.  The average salary for a New York elementary teacher is one of the highest in the nation. Even though teachers are compensated more than fairly in New York, the potential is still untouched. For those elementary teachers who are on an upwardly mobile track with the end result being a principal, New York is home to the New York City Leadership Academy (NYCLA) which is an independent non-profit organization that will recruit, develop and support school leaders in the State’s high-needs schools.

Needless to say, New York is a culturally diverse state that goes beyond crowded streets, honking taxis and towering skyscrapers.


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