To create a better future.

Our focus is to challenge elementary and middle school students and prepare them for high school, college, and life beyond. If you share our vision, we invite you join us.

At Self Development Academy, we strive to create a better future one student at a time. Our integrated and accelerated approach encourages students to try new concepts, explore their abilities, and learn that great achievements are possible with great effort.

“The support of the staff, administration, and parents allows me to feel like I am part of a team. As a teacher of Self Development Academy my knowledge has grown. I value the education that is provided to our students.”

– AnnMarie

“For the 9 years I have taught at Self Development Academy, I’ve become part of not just a great organization but a family. I’ve grown as a teacher by taking part in the Self Development Academy philosophies and expectations.”

– Katie

“Everyone is so positive and understanding. They really want each person to do their best and set high expectations for each teacher. I have been lucky to be at this amazing school and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this school.”

– Loni

Why Self Development Academy?

Self Development Academy has been developing lifelong learners for over 30 years. Our accelerated curriculum, combined with our emphasis on inspiring and cultivating a love for learning, helps students realize their full potential. Exceptional futures start at Self Development Academy—and not just for our learners.

We spare no expense to provide students with a nurturing and enriching environment in which they can grow, and that extends to our faculty and staff who are critical in helping us develop the next generator leaders, thinkers and changers.

We also provide very competitive salaries, that reward our teachers for the instrumental role they play in developing young people and helping to shape the future.

Great achievements are possible.

We reward our teachers

Some of the reasons people come to work at Self Development Academy, and why they stay, include:


Self Development Academy is one of the top-rated public charter elementary schools in Arizona and is consistently among the top-rated charter schools in the country.


New staff members are assigned mentor teachers to provide support and guidance.


Teachers are provided with curriculum, assessments, and pacing guides, allowing them to focus on creatively ensuring achievement.


Administrators also teach in the classroom and understand the challenges of teaching and what teachers need to be successful.


Self Development Academy nurtures, encourages, and supports teachers’ growth and professional development.

We are committed to empowering our students

Learn more about what separates Self Development Academy from other charter schools in the state and why our teachers aren’t here for a job, but for a career. Read more faculty testimonials and explore some of the reasons why teachers love teaching at Self Development Academy.

Currently Hiring For 2024-2025 School Year

Elementary School Teacher

Employer: Self Development Academy
Position Location: Mesa, Arizona
Position: Elementary School Teacher (Grades 1-6)

Middle School Teaching Position

Employer: Self Development Academy
Position Location: Phoenix and Mesa

Elementary School Teaching Position

Employer: Self Development Academy
Position Location: Phoenix and Mesa

Math Teacher – Middle School

Employer: Self Development Academy
Position Location: Phoenix and Mesa

School Office Assistant

Employer: Self Development Academy
Position Location: Phoenix and Mesa

Students are enrolled on a first come, first-served basis.

Preference is given to students with siblings already enrolled.