I was not the only employee who got the boost. My colleagues and I ALL got a $2,000 annual increase. I just started with a $5,000 boost initially (please read my hiring experience above) and the $2,000 was added on to that figure at the end of last year’s contract. As not all of my colleagues have advanced degrees, they only get $3,000-$4,000 bumps from contract to contract (I ask around a lot) — I think that ~55% of staff members have Masters and/or Doctorate degrees. The rest just have their Bachelors and teaching license. And I’m not new. I’ve been working at my private school for almost 5 years and have already signed my letter of intent (this week) to return for a 6th-year as I don’t think it’s time yet to relocate. I might eventually, but only when I feel the time is right. I just wanted to hear the perspective of other teachers because I’ve never see such a high salary for teachers before in any salary schedule I’ve read thus far. It’s just incredible.