Charter School Salaries Over $100,000: Academia Antonia Alonso, Academy of Dover, Campus Community, Charter School Of Newcastle, Charter School Of Wilmington, & East Side Charter School

I did not forget charter schools in my mammoth Freedom of Information Act request!  With the above charter schools, the amount of employees making over $100,000 varies, usually based on student count.  Two of them have NO employees making over $100,000.  For Charter School of Newcastle and East Side Charter School, they are grouped together because they fall under the umbrella called Vision Academies.  For five of these charter schools, comparing their demographics to Charter School of Wilmington is crazy.  It has never been a secret that I have extreme issues with CSW’s demographics.  Two of these schools are in Dover, one is in New Castle, and the other three are in Wilmington.


K-4, Wilmington

494 Students

0 Over $100k, Principal: Jose Aviles, four years ago their former Head of School did not make over $100k



African-American: 24.3%

American Indian: .4%

Asian: 0%

Hawaiian: 0%

Hispanic Latino: 69.6%

White: 5.7%

Multi-Racial: 0%

English Language Learners: 53.4%

Low-Income: 57.3%

Special Education: 6.1%



*No employees making over $100,000



K-5, Dover

270 Students

0 Over $100k, Principal: Cheri Marhsall, four years ago former (and now convicted) Principal Noel Rodriguez made $119,432



African-American: 73%

American Indian: 0%

Asian: 0%

Hawaiian: .7%

Hispanic/Latino: 13.3%

White: 10%

Multi-Racial: 3%

English Language Learners: 11.5%

Low-Income: 67.8%

Special Education: 6.7%



*No employees making over $100,000



K-8, Dover

417 Students



African-American: 54.9%

American Indian: .5%

Asian: 1.7%

Hawaiian: .2%

Hispanic/Latino: 8.9%

White: 27.1%

Multi-Racial: 6.7%

English Language Learners: 1.7%

Low-Income: 40%

Special Education: 9.1%



Leroy Travers, Head of School, $103,000 (four years ago their former Head of School did not make over $100,000)



Charter School of New Castle:

K-8, New Castle

751 Students

4 Over $100k



African-American: 81.2%

American Indian: .7%

Asian: 1.1%

Hawaiian: .5%

Hispanic/Latino: 10.8%

White: 4.3%

Multi-Racial: 1.5%


East Side Charter School:

K-8, Wilmington

415 Students



African-American: 94.5%

American Indian: 0%

Asian: 0%

Hawaiiian: 0%

Hispanic/Latino: 5.3%

White: 0%

Multi-Racial: .2%

English Language Learners: .2%

Low-Income: 79.3%

Special Education: 14.5%



*Also includes Charter School of New Castle (under umbrella of Vision Academies):

Aaron Bass, Chief Executive Officer, $150,000

Stan Bobowski, Chief Academic Officer, $130,000

Laretha Odumosu, Principal Middle School, $111,000

Rachel Valentin, Principal Elementary School, $111,000

*Four years ago, Lamont Browne with East Side made $143,633, Tennell Brewington from Family Foundations Academy (now CSNC) made $127,418 and Sean Moore from FFA made $127,338



9-12, Wilmington

971 Students

5 over $100k



African-American: 7.3%

American Indian: .5%

Asian: 33.7%

Hawaiian: .1%

Hispanic/Latino: 4.7%

White: 51.7%

Multi-Racial: 2%

English Language Learners: 0%

Low-Income: 4.5%

Special Education: .9%



Eric Anderson, Vice-President/Vice-Principal, $116,398

Jed Desmond, Chief Financial Officer/Bus Coordinator, $116,398

Patrick Liberato, Computer Science Teacher/Information Technology $109,577

Samuel Paoli, President/Principal, $137,500 (his salary four years ago was $116,368, huge jump!)

Daniel Saggione, Information Technology, $100,576


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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

3 thoughts on “Charter School Salaries Over $100,000: Academia Antonia Alonso, Academy of Dover, Campus Community, Charter School Of Newcastle, Charter School Of Wilmington, & East Side Charter School”

  1. Most charter schools (but not all) serve far fewer children than district schools. Pay should be commiserate on the needs of the population served and the school’s unit count.

    I’d like to know – when a school/district ends up in a budget deficit, how many of these leaders sacrifice part of their salaries to “share the pain.”


  2. The reason Academia doesn’t have anyone making over $100K, is because the current Board President and her Treasurer make for impossible working conditions for respected school leaders and now they placed the Board President’s relative in the Interim Executive Director position. They’ve also made it impossible for other board members to stay on due to their constant meddling in day-to-day operations.

    Worth a look


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