Salary & Benefits

Teachers in Santa Fe live in one of the greatest, most culturally diverse food, art, and outdoor recreation cities in the world. Located at 7,000 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, this capital city’s altitude and moderate weather with all four seasons and 325 days of sunshine have attracted people from both coasts to relocate here to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Santa Fe Public School employees enjoy world class educational support at work, but afterwards they enjoy five ski areas, two whitewater rivers, 300 miles of bike trails, and 250 art galleries- all within two hours of downtown. ranked Santa Fe #4 for "The Best Home Base Cities for Adventure Enthusiasts." You can hike, raft, rock climb, bike, paddleboard, ski, snowboard, or camp under stunningly blue skies on public land surrounding the city. Santa Fe has abundant opportunities for after work recreation and weekend exploration.

Santa Fe was named the #1 World’s Best Places to Photograph in a 2015 Readers Poll by Popular Photography Magazine. And named Santa Fe one of the Best Vacation Spots in the U.S. Santa Fe school teachers save money on “staycations” because there is so much to see and do around our beautiful city. Conde Nast Magazine readers voted for Santa Fe as “The Best Small City to Visit in America.” Locals enjoy spicy New Mexican food and world class restaurants in every price range. The rich multi-cultural history, vibrant art scene, and active outdoor scene make for unequaled quality of life, and our historic adobe architecture coupled with world class amenities attracts visitors from all parts of the globe.

We know that teachers are lifetime learners, and many SFPS teachers continue their education with bargain in-state tuition at nearby colleges. When you teach the children in Santa Fe, all the world comes to visit you, while you get to live and learn in one of the most desirable places in America. Come work with us at Santa Fe Public Schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where remarkable beauty and remarkable teaching happens every day!

Local merchant discounts

Laptop computers for students

Paid stipend work opportunities

New teacher mentorship program

Five hours of prep time per teaching week

Computer Science Initiative and STEM support

Stipends for TESOL and Bilingual Endorsed Teachers

Support from 500+ volunteers working in our schools

Transportation for field trips funded by Partners in Education

Support for teachers from many community partner organizations

Email :

Human Resources Department

2516 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87505


Tel. 505-467-2008

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REV 6/23/2020