Employment at DAS

Employee Friendly

At Discovery Academy of Science, we are committed to nurturing a shared vision for our school that reflects the diverse voices and viewpoints of our community. We prioritize open communication within our team, valuing and respecting differing opinions. Our leadership team adeptly assigns decision-making and problem-solving responsibilities to the right staff members, ensuring that the perspectives of staff, students, parents, and the broader community are heard and addressed effectively. Our workplace is designed to be supportive of our employees, fostering an atmosphere of professional cooperation and respect.

Professional Development

Employees of Discovery Academy of Science are privileged to receive both private and Pinellas county professional developments. Professional development is offered at an individual level (teacher) and group level (staff). Many of our teachers have attended national conferences focusing on reading, science, math, and specific teaching methodologies. Multiple professional days are scheduled in advance each school year.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Discovery Academy of Science offers competitive salaries starting from $52,150(annual) to newly hired and experienced teachers. Many of our teachers have additional opportunities to earn supplemental income during the school year and summer months. DAS evaluates the prior experience of teachers. Additional salary increases are available based on the experience evaluation.

In addition to competitive wages, DAS offers competitive health, secondary supplemental health insurance at no cost, and optional retirement packages. Qualifying family members are also eligible for certain benefit packages.


BENEFITS SUMMARY-2024/25  *(Estimates)


Teacher Quotes

"This is my second year working at Discovery Academy of Science. I teach 1st grade and love our school. Our students are excited about science and eager to learn and explore. Unlike most schools, we have an hour block each day specifically for science. We are also lucky to have great technology at our fingertips. Each classroom has a smart board and classroom computers. We also have access to a computer lab and laptops. Being at a school centered around STEM fosters an excitement to learn within our students".

"Between the administration and generous parents, we have all the resource and supplies we could ever need. The parents at our school are involved and help work with the students to achieve their full potential. The students in my classroom are all enthusiastic to learn and many of them are already reaching 2nd grade standards. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of kids!".

"One of the things that I love most about working at DAS is the staff. We are such a small school which allows us to know one another personally. We have become a family rather than just co-workers. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t trade my job as a teacher here for anything. I look forward to coming to work each day and feel lucky to be surrounded by such a great group of students, staff, and parents!".

Florida Universities

The state of Florida is privileged to have several of the top universities in the country. Discovery Academy of Science recognizes this honor and recruits teachers from the University of South Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida. Our current faculty is staffed with graduates from most major universities in the state. Graduates from these school often enter successfully into our school and have the credentials to teach in the state of Florida.

About Us

Discovery Academy of Science is a public charter school approved by the Pinellas County School District.



South Campus | Grades KG - 1st
1380 Pinehurst Rd. Dunedin FL 34698
Ph: 727-330-2424

North Campus | Grades 2nd - 8th
2817 St. Marks Dr. Dunedin FL 34698
Ph: 727-369-6361