Salary Schedule Policy: Teacher quality is an important factor in Montessori teaching model. Children's Kiva Montessori School has a strong commitment to paying salaries commensurate with the funding models that charter schools in the state of Colorado receive. We strive to maintain salaries and benefits in the range of 50-65% of our budgeted, general operating revenues. As such, Lead Teacher Salaries range from $30,000-$53,000 annually. Full-time staff also are eligible to receive health insurance benefits with optional dental and vision policies, as well. Our part-time classroom assistants and support staff earn a salary within the range of $15.00-$16.00 per hour.