Why Working at Liberty STEAM isn’t just a job, it’s a calling?

Working at Liberty STEAM Charter School isn't just a job, but rather a calling to join like-minded people working together to create generation-changing opportunities for Sumter's children.

As Sumter's first charter school, our team is uniquely positioned to impact scholars by providing them high-quality learning experiences to become not-only highly skilled and educated job seekers but job creators.

We sincerely believe it's our collective efforts that will unleash our scholars' potential and develop them academically, socially, and emotionally. ​We're looking for team members who genuinely believe and are deeply committed to the promise of a bright and rewarding future for our scholars.

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One of the hallmarks of the LSC Educational Model, which makes it unique and unlike any other in our area, is that we have two teachers to facilitate rigorous and scholar-centered learning in all Primary Academy classrooms. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for all our instructional team members. 

Learn more about our joining our Founding Instructional Team as a Lead Teacher or Teaching Fellow.

We're now hiring our team of Founding Lead Primary Academy Teachers for the 2021-22 school year! 


We're building a team of passionate educators who unapologetically advocate for scholars. By joining LSC, you have the opportunity to join a collective effort to reimagine the educational experience for scholars and families in Sumter. From our board members, senior leadership to teachers, and support team, we're boldly confronting the historical inequities that have prevented our scholars from social and economic freedom—especially those of color— and actively work together to dismantle those inequities. By joining LSC, you have the opportunity to:

  • Co-develop a new school and serve on the founding team

  • Help end historic educational inequities for scholars in Sumter—especially those of color 

  • Reimagine what's possible for scholars and families 

  • Innovate and design high-impact educational experiences for our scholars



We're invested in providing comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of our team. We care about our team's health and well-being and make it a priority to ensure we offer benefits that meet their needs. In addition to offering a competitive salary, our team will have access to a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, and a monthly stipend towards their cell phone expenses. In summary, LSC offers:

  • Competitive starting salary for teachers starting at $40K. Learn more about our Teacher Pay Scale.

  • Medical, vision, dental, life insurance, 401(k)

  • Monthly sessions focused on total wellness, including mental health 

  • Discounted membership to our local gym 

  • Cell phone stipends to help cover the cost of cell-phone expense



We're invested in your professional career, not only now—but for your future. Our investment in providing tailored, individualized coaching and professional development experiences for our team will impact not only kids at LSC but kids you will impact throughout your career. We believe in investing in your professional development now, for your current role, but also opportunities that will exist at LSC in the future. By joining LSC, you will receive:


  • Differentiated coaching support

  • Professional development

  • Professional learning aligned with long-term individual professional goals and organization-wide goals




We're intentionally creating opportunities for our team to grow in their career with us. We sincerely believe in investing in our own people and promoting within. We have started thinking about ways to create opportunities for our teachers to serve in leadership roles to grow their experience outside of the classroom. As we expand into multiple Academies across the city in the coming years, there will be several opportunities to expand your impact and advance in your career. At LSC, we offer


  • Hybrid roles to include release time outside of the classroom to take on leadership responsibilities

  • Year-to-year expansion of career opportunities for our current team as the school networks grows



We believe in celebrating and rewarding the team for working with us and excelling in their work. Working at LSC is not only hard work, but it's heart work, and we're committed to showing our team our appreciation by celebrating and rewarding team members who excel. We offer team performance pay based on meeting individual and organization-wide goals, incentive pay for instructional team members with zero absences throughout the year, and retention bonus for our team members who commit to working with us over the five and ten-year marks! We incentivize our team by offering


At LSC our educators give more than just hard work but heart work. Are you ready to answer your calling?