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Thank you for your interest in joining the DC Wildflower Public Charter School team! 


We currently have our open positions listed on Gusto. You can review open job descriptions and apply directly on our job board.  


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DC Wildflower Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex or gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or in any other way based on personal identity markers that do not relate to the capacity of an individual person to carry out the responsibilities of a role. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary Structure at DC Wildflower schools

DC Wildflower has a practice of independent salary setting. When jobs are posted they will include a pay range based on a determination of the job grade.  Every new employee chooses a starting point within their range, considering the following:

  • Years of experience 

  • Required or optional education credentials 

  • Required or optional professional licensure or certification

  • Comparable salary ranges in local districts and shared via compensation studies

DC Wildflower has four student-facing educator roles. 

  • Assistants/Aides, who primarily work with direction from a lead teacher – whether that is a Teacher Leader or Special Educator 

  • Associates, who are expected to take more independent responsibility for an area

  • Teachers, who work in collaboration with others but have accountability for a cohort of students

  • Teacher Leaders, who have administrative and leadership accountability for their micro-school

SY24-25 Payscale

Our salary ranges for each grade are competitive for DC public and public charter schools and demonstrate our commitment to a living wage for every member of our team (MIT Living Wage Calculator). The table presents  starting salary ranges, because of our practice of independent salary setting (see above).

A minimum 2% Step Increase will be automatic for all effective team members and a 3% Longevity Bonus will be added to base salary after each three-year cycle a team member completes.

Salary Range
Step Increase (%)
Longevity Bonus (%)
$46,250 - $60,000
Associates degree or child care credential
$55,000 - $75,000
Associates or Bachelor’s degree
$75,000 - $95,000
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Teacher Leader
$95,000 - $120,000
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and a Montessori diploma

In the upcoming school year, we will have: 

  • four Teacher Leaders, two at step 3 and two at step 1

  • a Special Education Teacher at step 2

  • an Associate at step 1, and 

  • two Assistants, one at step 2 and one at step 1

The table below describes our Teacher Leader salary range for SY 23-24.

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