Charter School Salaries Over $100,000: DAPSS, DE Military Academy, Early College High, First State Military, & First State Montessori

In the next round of Delaware charter schools that have salaries over $100,000, we have an eclectic mix that include two Kent County schools and three New Castle county.  Two are military schools, one has a pseudo-religious theme, one is a first responder school, and the other has a unique partnership with Delaware State University.  In my eyes, if you are going to have a charter school, make it different from the schools around you.  And these charters certainly fit the bill!  Two of them, as you can see by their demographics, are on my radar of what I view as skewed special populations in some areas.  One of them, however, could disappear by the end of June if they don’t get their student enrollment up very soon!  Delaware Military Academy is authorized by Red Clay Consolidated School District.  ECHS and the two FSMAs opened up after the News Journal came out with their salary article in 2014.

DELAWARE ACADEMY OF PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY

9-12, New Castle

228 Students

1 Over $100k

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

African-American: 48.7%

American Indian: 1.3%

Asian: .9%

Hawaiian: .4%

Hispanic/Latino: 17.5%

White: 30.7%

Multi-Racial: .4%

English Language Learners: 3.1%

Low-Income: 39.9%

Special Education: 30.3%

 

SALARIES OVER $100k

Herbert Sheldon, Head of School, $115,000 (the former Head of School, Charles Hughes, made $129,433 four years ago)

 

DELAWARE MILITARY ACADEMY

9-12, Wilmington

582 Students

2 Over $100k

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

African-American: 5.5%

American Indian: .2%

Asian: 1.9%

Hawaiian: .2%

Hispanic/Latino: 9.6%

White: 81.3%

Multi-Racial: 1.4%

English Language Learners: .2%

Low-Income: 7.4%

Special Education: 2.2%

 

SALARIES OVER $100k

Kenneth Gatson, Chief Financial Officer, $105,735

Anthony Pullella, Commandant (Head of School), $137,552 (his salary four years ago was $111,777… that is a rather huge increase in a short period of time!)

 

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

9-12, Dover

420 Students

1 Over $100k

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

African-American: 78.1%

American Indian: .2%

Asian: .5%

Hawaiian: .5%

Hispanic/Latino: 7.1%

White: 10.7%

Multi-Racial: 2.9%

English Language Learners: .5%

Low-Income: 33.1%

Special Education: 7.9%

 

SALARIES OVER $100k:

Evelyn Edney, Principal, $124,000 (four years ago, Edney was the Principal at Dover High School in Capital School District.  She was making $62.87 less than she is now)

 

FIRST STATE MILITARY ACADEMY

9-12, Clayton

409 Students

0 Over $100k

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

African-American: 25.9%

American Indian: .2%

Asian: 2.2%

Hawaiian: 0%

Hispanic/Latino: 15.2%

White: 55%

Multi-Racial: 1.5%

English Language Learners: 1.5%

Low-Income: 24.9%

Special Education: 14.9%

 

SALARIES OVER $100k

*no employees making over $100,000 but the Commandant did share his salary with me!

Patrick Gallucci, Commandant (Head of School), $99,750

 

FIRST STATE MONTESSORI ACADEMY

K-7, Wilmington

509 Students

1 Over $100k

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

African-American: 16.7%

American Indian: .6%

Asian: 4.7%

Hawaiian: .6%

Hispanic/Latino: 3.7%

White: 69%

Multi-Racial: 4.7%

English Language Learners: 3.1%

Low-Income: 11.6%

Special Education: 10.6%

 

SALARIES OVER $100k

Courtney Fox, Head of School, $132,000

4 thoughts on “Charter School Salaries Over $100,000: DAPSS, DE Military Academy, Early College High, First State Military, & First State Montessori

  1. I’d be more concerned about the racial composition at DMA. I guess most of the kids that go there are from the suburbs too.

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