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Why GLA?

Great Lakes Academy offers a fast-paced dynamic work environment with a strong commitment to teamwork, innovation, and most of all, educating out students at a nationally competitive level. We are a growth-oriented work place, and seek team members with strong communication and collaboration skills.

We Offer

Professional Development

  • Weekly differentiated professional development for all staff
  • 1:1 targeted coaching with an instructional coach or manager
  • Teacher leadership pathways and career growth opportunties


  • Dedicated grade level and content teams focused on professional learning
  • Co-teaching structures in grades K-4
  • Additional student support provided by Academic and Behavioral Interventionist, Divest Learner Teachers, Paraeducators, and School Social Worker


  • Competivite salaries (first year teachers starting at $57,680) with annual raises
  • Diverse Learner ($5000), Teacher Leadership ($2500-$4500), and ESL ($1500) stipends
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pension and 403B matches


  • As a singe site charter school we are able to pivor quickly in the face of challenges
  • We strive to be innovative through our structures and programming - such as:
  • After-school Enrichment
  • Art, Music, and Character & Fitness courses
  • Recently renovated campus with a new Enrichment Center and Makers' Space

What We Look For


Growth Mindset

Learning never stops. Growth happens to everyone, every day, students and staff alike. We believe there is no failure, only feedback, and new opportunity. We look for team members who are eager to learn and grow


Leadership & Collaboration

We succeed as a team. Our team members collaborate constantly throughout the day and we look for staff who are eager to grow as leaders and support one another.



Outcomes matter. We look for team members who identify goals and do what it takes to accomplish them. We focus on results and on making data-driven decisions.



We take our mission seriously and are eager to work with team members who are dedicated to working towards education equity. We take responsibility for our students and their futures.


Apply to Join Our Team:

Click the links below or view all open roles on our job board.


2023-24 Kindergarten or 1st Grade Teacher: Adapt our high-quality unit and lesson plans to meet the needs of our students.

2023-24 LBS1 Teacher ($5,000 Stipend): We are looking for one additional Special Education Teacher to join our team and provide some self-contained instruction in addition to some inclusion support.

2023-24 Paraeducator: Our Paraeducators work with classroom instructors and staff to offer targeted teaching and supports to students with special needs, as well as general support for all students in the classroom and on campus grounds.

2024-25 OPENINGS

Kindergarten Teacher: Teach all subjects in one self-contained Kindergarten classroom.

1st Grade Teacher: Teach all subjects in one self-contained 1st grade classroom.

3rd Grade ELA Teacher: Internalize and teach our rigorous, engaging reading and writing curriculum to two 3rd grade homerooms.

K-4th Grade Teacher: If you are interested in teaching Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Grade at Great Lakes Academy in 2024-25, please apply here. We will discuss specific grades/subjects during the phone interview.

5th and 6th Grade World History Teacher: Internalize and adapt our high-quality unit and lesson plans to meet the needs of our students in two 5th grade homerooms and two 6th grade homerooms.

5th-8th Grade Teacher: If you are interested in teaching Middle School (Math, ELA, Science, or Social Studies) at Great Lakes Academy in 2024-25, please apply here. We will discuss specific grades/subjects during the phone interview.

Special Education Teacher: Join our robust Student Support Team and collaborate with general education teachers to meet the needs of our diverse learners.

Bilingual/ESL Teacher: Support our Multilingual Learners (MLLs) through both small-group pull-out instruction and whole-group, in-class accommodations/modifications.

Other Opportunities: If you don’t see a specific role you would like to apply for at this time, you can share your information via GLA’s talent pipeline form. We will reach out if positions open that align to your interests and experience.

Teacher Salary Information

Teacher salaries are based on years of certified lead teaching experience. GLA will honor up to 10 years of external experience

GLA pays additional stipends for the following roles

  • ESL Certification - $1500
  • LBS1 Certification - $5,000
  • Cluster Leader (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) - $4,500
  • $1,000 per trimester for leading After-School programs

0 Years Experience - $57,680

1 Year Experience - $59,410

2 Years Experience - $61,192

3 Years Experience - $63,029

4 Years Experience - $64,919

5 Years Experience - $66,867

6 Years Experience - $68,873

7 Years Experience - $70,939

8 Years Experience - $73,067

9 Years Experience - $75,259