Passages Academy is fortunate to consist of a talented community of teachers, counselors, administrative and clerical staff, and leadership staff. If you are interested in working at Passages Academy, or another District 79 school, please visit the NYC Department of Education's Careers page to search for current openings. Alternatively, you may also email with your cover letter, resume, and other pertinent information.

Passages Academy is designated as a Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) School for school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
New Teachers hired at Passages Academy may be eligible to receive an annual $3,400 recruitment and retention incentive. Teachers hired this summer may also be eligible to receive the incentive in the 2016-2017 school year.


In the 2015-2016 school year, starting salaries ranged from $49,908 for new teachers with a bachelor’s degree to $78,603 for teachers with a master’s degree and eight years of prior teaching experience.
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Teachers can select from a variety of health insurance plans, several of which require no employee contributions. Coverage for teachers and their families (including registered domestic partners) begins on the first day of employment. Teachers also receive dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits through the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Welfare Fund.
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The Teacher’s Retirement System of the City of New York (TRS) – is one of the largest pension systems in the country. It provides New York City public school teachers with retirement, disability and death benefit services. Teachers can also opt into our Tax-Deferred Annuity Program, a supplemental retirement plan that allows member to defer taxes on their contributions and any investment earnings from those contributions until they withdraw the money as income.
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