what we offer

eStem Public Charter School is proud to offer our employees:

  • Excellent benefits... Benefits are an important part of our commitment to our employees. See below for a detailed explanation of our benefits package for full-time employees.

  • Opportunities for Merit Pay... We believe in rewarding excellent work. Teachers & staff may be eligible for merit pay based on student growth & performance each year.

  • Innovative Grant Awards... Teachers are encouraged and recognized for seeking out and implementing innovative teaching strategies & ideas. This through this application program, teachers can be awarded money for materials and supplies along with a reward for trying something new!

  • Collaborative Colleagues... Teachers work in teams and learning communities to grow and excel together.

  • Supportive Community... Teachers & School Leaders work together to solve problems and support one another.

  • Professional Development Opportunities... eStem provides professional development opportunities not only in-house but also through nationally recognized conferences, workshops, and trainings. Our employees usually far exceed the state-mandated required professional development hours each year.

  • Daily Planning Time & Duty-Free Lunch & Recess... Teachers have daily planning time and a duty-free lunch/recess to ensure they have the time needed to plan, prepare, and collaborate with colleagues.

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package includes:

  • Health insurance through AR Benefits, the state’s health plan. The school pays $259.50/month toward premium cost.

  • School pays employee basic dental insurance coverage through Delta Dental.

  • School pays long-term disability insurance through Lincoln Financial.

  • Short-term disability insurance through Lincoln Financial. The school pays 25% of coverage if employee elects and pays remaining 75%.

  • A $50,000 basic life insurance policy through Lincoln Financial Group is provided by the school.

  • Fantastic retirement plan…as required by law, the school contributes a 15% match to Arkansas teacher retirement (ATR). Employees qualified by ATR contribute 7%.

  • Employee assistance programs through New Directions Behavioral Health.

Additionally, school employees can elect to participate with these vendors through payroll deductions.

  • EyeMed Vision Care – vision insurance

  • Lincoln Financial Group – employee, spouse and dependent supplemental life insurance

  • Consolidated Admin Services – tax advantaged reimbursement accounts (medical and child care) as well as health savings accounts

  • An additional retirement savings option-Voya Financial