About D-E


The members of the Dwight-Englewood School faculty and staff community are a lively, engaged group of exceptional individuals who passionately believe in "meeting the challenges of a changing world" and are committed to "mak(ing) it better." 

To learn more about being a member of our community click on the links listed below.

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  • Teaching at D-E

    • Faculty/Student Ratio is 1:9
    • Class Size: Average class size is 16. In all three divisions (Lower, Middle & Upper Schools), classes rarely exceed 18 students. 
    • Class load: Middle and Upper School teachers generally teach 18 50-minute periods per week, the equivalent of four-and-a-half courses. 
    • There is a strong teacher voice in curriculum planning, leading to many opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching.
  • Support for Faculty

    • Funds for professional development and advanced education are available. 
    • A student-support team of trained professionals to which faculty may turn when they have concerns about the achievement or behavior of students in their classes. 
    • A program of faculty supervision whose specific focus is on professional growth. 
    • Opportunities for close interaction with other teachers. This includes specific programs in which faculty are organized in teams, as well as informal networks in which the faculty work together.
  • Quality of Life

    Limited subsidized housing, free lunch, computer loans, etc.

  • Salaries

    D-E Administration and the Board of Trustees are committed to a competitive salary schedule. Faculty new to the school are placed on a salary step commensurate with their teaching experience and educational background.

  • Benefits

    Dwight-Englewood's benefit package is competitive with other independent schools and provides the following:
    • Health benefits: comprehensive medical & dental coverage, wellness program, and fitness center. 
    • Financial Planning: TIAA/CREF 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, and professional development funds. 
    • Income protection: workers' compensation, disability benefits, life insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. 
    • Tuition Remission: 50% Discount for Employee Children; 50% - 100% for Summer Programs.
  • Questions?

    Email our Director of Human Resources, Lynda Soriano, at sorial@d-e.org

Current Openings

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  • 7th Grade Science Teacher


    This is a full-time position teaching Life Science to 7th graders in an exciting, interdisciplinary environment.   The curriculum includes environmental science and cell biology with an emphasis on basic lab skills, the scientific process, and hands-on activities.. The teacher will work closely with teachers of other disciplines to provide age-appropriate instruction in reading, writing, and critical thinking. We seek an energetic, curious teacher who wants to inspire students to think scientifically. Faculty are expected to pursue professional development opportunities and expand their teaching portfolio both within and outside the Dwight-Englewood community.
    The position entails: (a) teaching four sections of 7th grade, each of which meets for four 50-minute periods per week; (b) attending weekly departmental or divisional meetings after school; (c) meeting weekly with the 7th grade team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum; (e) serving as a HomeBase advisor; (f) participating in overnight field trips and day field trips; (g) providing extra help during TAG periods; (h) other duties as assigned.
    The ideal candidate will have: (a) an advanced degree and previous Middle School teaching experience; (b) a degree and/or work experience in Life Science or closely related fields; (c) familiarity with a variety of instructional strategies including Project Based Learning;  (d) experience working as part of a team in an inter­disciplinary environment; (e) a commitment to professional development; (f) a love of working with young adolescents; (g) the desire to contribute to the extra­curricular life of the school; (h) a commit­ment to explore both the curricular and pedagogical uses of technology. Preference will be given to those who can coach one or more school sports/activities.
    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@d-e.org
    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.   

  • Administrative Systems Coordinator

    The Administrative Systems Coordinator position is one of two technical experts on the computer services staff. This person is ultimately responsible for the implementation, repair, and maintenance of all software, systems, and services related to computer technology on campus. Working closely with the Network Administrator, this person will help ensure that all of the school’s technical systems are running smoothly. This person will share after-hours on-call duties with the Network Administrator.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement strategies and solutions that improve the efficiency of administrative office processes
    • Working with Vendor Support as needed, resolve all issues related to software and services on our network.
    • Provide second-level technical support as needed
    • With Network Administrator, provide after-hours on-call support for critical systems
    • Manage Data Flow across all campus data systems
    • Install and configure new servers
    Specific Duties:
    Primary technical support for software, systems, and services on campus including but not limited to:

    • Network and Client OS
    • Print Servers and Paper-Cut
    • G-Suite
    • “On” Products
    • Destiny
    • Geoffery / Door Access
    • Time Clock Plus
    • Alpha Card
    • FitnessGram
    • Raiser's Edge/Financial Edge
    • Odin POS system
    • OnSite Web Servers
    • mySQL / MSSQL database servers
    • Patch Management
    • Gather regular performance statistics of all systems listed above.
    • Attend department meetings of administrative staff on a regular basis to develop a deep understanding of technical needs of each office.
    • Meet regularly with directors of administrative offices to identify needs and priorities.
    • With all department members, assist with phone and walk up technical support.Assist with other general department activities such as workshops as needed.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Minimum 5 years experience in managing Active Directory and other network data services in a medium size network environment (>500 users)
    • Facility with programming fundamentals (Python, Javascript, Java or other modern languages)
    • Broad technical fluency in the area of computer networking and systems interoperability.
    • Ability to match emerging technology solutions  to institutional needs.
    • Thorough understanding of database concepts including SQL
    • Creative Problem solver.
    • Technical leader with demonstrated ability to chart a course for network growth and sustainability.
    • MSCE certification preferred but not required.

    Terms of Employment:
    • 12 Month position
    • Standard work hours and vacation as per the Employee Handbook
    • On-call for technical emergencies (shared with Network Administrator)
    Candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
  • Coaching Positions

    The Athletic Department at The Dwight-Englewood School is comprised of coaches that are either full time faculty members or of adjunct status.    At Dwight-Englewood School, we find that the relationships fostered through a role as a coach are truly special and rewarding.  The Department of Athletics is committed to providing an outstanding staff and quality facilities, all in an environment that fosters stronger and healthier bonds throughout the school community. Previous experiences with coaching or in playing the sport is preferred and will be among the primary criteria for the filling of these positions.
    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
    Middle School
    FALL SEASON 2019-20
    * Boys "B-Level" Assistant Soccer Coach
    WINTER SEASON 2019-20
    * Boys "B-Level" Assistant Basketball Coach
    Upper School
    FALL SEASON 2019-20
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Junior Varsity Soccer Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity / Junior Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    * Girls' Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach
    * Girls' Junior Varsity Basketball Coach
    * Girls' Head Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity Track Coach (sprinter specialist)
  • Dean of College Counseling

    Dwight-Englewood School announces a national search for its next Dean of College Counseling. The successful candidate will bring tested leadership skills, deep relationships in the college admission community, superior communication skills, and highly successful experience from the secondary and/or the college level in the areas of counseling and college admission. Overseeing a staff of three college counselors and one administrative assistant, the Dean will oversee the vision for our comprehensive college counseling program and implement programming that emanates from the mission of the School.

    The Dean will embrace innovation and commit to collaboration with students and parents, familiarity with issues of college admissions trends and financial aid, and a strong understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. The Dean will support and advocate for students, helping them to acquire the ability to identify personal goals, explore post-secondary educational options and manage the complex process of applying to college. The Dean will keep abreast of trends in college admissions and translate them into program alteration and improvement.

    The college counseling office oversees an established 9th through 12th grade approach, student testing, and a caseload of motivated students and parents. The college counseling office uses technology to organize its approach to the entire process.

    The successful Dean of College Counseling will bring deep experience in college counseling, college admissions, or a combination of both. He/She will be organized, enthusiastic, and will be a skilled communicator.

    The Dean of College Counseling will assume overall responsibility for the implementation of a mission-driven college application process. The Dean:
    ● Supervises work of the Directors of College Counseling, the Administrative Assistant/AP Coordinator, and the work of the entire college counseling office
    ● Develops and maintains an established, proactive four-year program for 520 students that meets the needs of families, and periodically reviews that program
    ● Knows well and advocates strongly our students, our curriculum and co-curricular program to colleges
    ● Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with college admissions offices throughout the country, including traveling to campuses during the year
    ● Possesses a keen understanding of the college application process that evolves with the changing times
    ● Stays current with important trends in admissions, communicates them to the Principal, Head of School, and others, and uses them to improve the application process
    ● Collects and analyzes data to aid in the progress of the program
    ● Meets regularly with the Upper School Principal
    ● Serves on the Program Committee, attends many Upper School department chair meetings, and other meetings school and division-wide.
    ● Maintains and expands an attractive, informative and up-to-date college counseling office
    ● Serves as the public face of the college counseling office and program, leading meetings and giving presentations to various groups

    ● Extensive experience in college counseling, preferably as a director; significant experience in college admissions is also preferred
    ● Superior interpersonal skills in listening to, working with, communicating with, and knowing Upper School students, parents, faculty and staff, and college admissions representatives. A sharp memory for names and details
    ● Superior skill in writing, in forms ranging from casual emails to information-laden newsletters and high-stakes senior letters
    ● Trustworthiness and integrity with all constituencies
    ● Excellent skills in managing details, deadlines, programs, people, and large quantities of information in a proactive, timely, organized, calming, and effective manner
    ● Creative, thoughtful, and strategic thinker regarding the assessment of and improvements to current programs and the development of new program elements that will enrich the quality of the college counseling program
    ● The ability to provide assurance and counsel to teenagers experiencing the typical highs and lows associated with the college search process
    ● Strong ability to track and advance students through each of these phases, manage large amounts of information, and generate reports

    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.

    Please submit a resume and letter of interest to employment@d-e.org by
    April 18, 2019
  • Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Dwight-Englewood Lower School is a place where teachers encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood play and exploration, while paying close attention to each students’ growth and progress. Our faculty understand the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. In addition, faculty understand the importance of observing and assessing students both formally and informally in all subject areas and throughout the day in order to plan instruction for whole groups, small groups and individuals. The ability to listen, work with a diverse community and a range of learners, as well humor and humility are essential. Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching, and we seek out teachers who are excited by the opportunity to do so.
    • Support and model the spirit of the Mission and Foundation Documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in work with students, faculty, parents and community members.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of, experience with, the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive issues of the primary grades.
    • Create differentiated, challenging lessons aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum.
    • Show ability to use reading and mathematical instructional strategies and structures, in particular balanced literacy, Teachers College Reading and Writing workshop, guided reading, word study and Singapore Math.
    • Work collaboratively with grade level colleagues to plan consistent, though not necessarily identical, experiences.
    • Communicate with families about student progress, goals, benchmarks respectfully, openly and showing an ability to ask questions and listen with empathy.
    • Work with learning specialists to develop and deliver vertically coordinated curriculum and meet the needs of full range of students.
    • Collaborate with Special Area teachers in ways that deepen the learning experience.
    • Perform assigned supervisory duties that include, but are not limited to, recess, lunch and dismissal supervision.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Advanced degree in Elementary Education, and/or Special Education required.
    • Understanding of child development, curriculum expectations and benchmarks, for elementary school students.
    • Experience with and a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children.
    • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom or other philosophies that address building classroom community based on engagement in learning and shared respect
    • Familiarity with Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop, balanced literacy, and Singapore Mathematics
    • Ability to address range of learners, including those who are not meeting benchmarks, within the classroom and with support of reading specialists.
    • Familiarity with a range of formal and informal assessments including but not limited to the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark assessment tools, running records, Words Their Way, and spelling inventories
    • Previous experience working in an elementary school setting.
    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
    Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Middle and Upper School Nurse

    The Middle and Upper School nurse is responsible for providing basic health services for students in grades 6 through 12 during the academic year. The nurse is responsible for maintaining all student health documentation. The Middle/Upper School nurse works closely with the Lower School nurse to provide full health care support for all members of the school community. The Middle and Upper School nurse is expected to be on campus from August 19, 2019 through June 18, 2020.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Maintain the health office in a clean, orderly and safe condition; maintain inventory and order first aid supplies as necessary; prepare and restock first aid kits for classrooms and field trips as assigned. Ensure medications are secured.
    • Maintain student health records and accident reports including treatment records/logs, emergency cards, immunization records, handicap and allergy information, and hearing/vision screening to include computer data entry of information while assuring confidentiality at all times. Ensure all information is documented clearly, accurately, and legally.
    • Receive and review student health files incoming from other schools; communicate with other schools as needed to clarify or obtain information as needed.
    • Assure students have updated immunization records; review records of new students and notify students of follow-up shots; prepare letters or exclusion notices and notify parents and principal as appropriate. Track requests sent home, such as for immunization records.
    • Screen for vision and hearing tests to determine visual acuity and puretone hearing. Designate those students who perform unsatisfactorily on the screening examinations to be re-examined by appropriate sources.
    • Screen for head lice when necessary, to include distributing information to parents regarding treatment of affected students.
    • Maintain professional standing through required continuing education to increase professional competence and to meet personal needs and goals.
    • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; use a variety of medical equipment and instruments as assigned.
    • Perform a variety of clerical duties; preparing injury reports and other reports, correspondence, forms, notices, and referrals; maintain files and duplicate materials as needed.
    Knowledge of:
    • Student health services related to injuries and illnesses.
    • School policies, procedures and practices related to health issues, medical terminology and related activities.
    • School policies and State regulations concerning immunization of school-aged children
    • Hygiene and health needs of school-aged children
    • Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws.
    • School organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
    • Public health agencies and local health care resources
    • First Aid and age-appropriate CPR techniques.
    • Health and safety regulations.
    • Attendance procedures and related document preparation techniques.
    • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including computer and relevant software
    • Oral, written, and telephone communication skills.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    Qualification and Skills:
    • Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey
    • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or closely related field
    • Detail oriented, meticulously organized and able to work independently
    • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and possessing some database experience
    • Ability to write effectively and juggle multiple demands including frequent questions and phone calls from staff, parents, and students.
    • Prior school nursing and/or working with adolescents is desirable

    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Middle/Upper School Physical Education & Wellness Teacher

    This is a full-time teaching position for someone with a strong background in physical education, health and fitness/wellness programs at both the middle and upper school levels. The position also includes two seasons of coaching in the athletic department, which may require the candidate begin in mid-August, 2019.  The department philosophy encompasses the common goal for having students live healthy and active lifestyles.  Individuals who apply should be extremely responsible and highly motivated to teach and to make interdisciplinary connections across the various divisions of the schoolIn addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. 

    In addition to teaching a full load of classes, the position includes:
    • Teaching middle school health and physical education classes
    • Teaching upper school courses related to group exercise and fitness
    • Serve as an advisor to a group of middle school students
    • Coach two seasons of athletics (one of the seasons as a varsity Head Coach)
    • Supervision of the girl’s locker room
    • Other duties, as assigned by Department Chair and Division Head
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills; demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse educational environment, and have strong interpersonal skills, warmth, humor and energy. B.S. in health and physical education or its equivalent is required. Experience in developing or working in a wellness environment is advantageous. Candidates having certifications in the areas of health education, Yoga and Meditation, Strength and Conditioning, spinning and, in the playing or coaching of multiple sports will be given extra consideration.

    Preference will be given to those candidates that can coach Girls' Soccer and Gorls' Lacrosse.

    Applicants should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
  • Upper School Class Dean

    As the chief administrator for one grade level the dean is responsible for overseeing the progress of students in that grade in all aspects of their life at school. This includes academic progress, involvement in co-curricular programs, and the overall social and emotional development of the students in the class. The dean serves on the administrative team that directs the Upper School.

    Working with a team of advisors, the dean will provide support and counseling to all members of the class. He or she will also be responsible for handling minor disciplinary matters. The dean will work with the same grade throughout their years in the Upper School. The dean forms part of the administrative group in the Upper School, and works to plan and execute daily events and activities. The dean will work closely with the other class deans, the Director of Student Activities, college counselors, members of the student support team, and the Principal. The dean will also teach two sections (or the equivalent) in the Upper School.

    Applicants should have excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills; they should possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse educational environment, and have strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, warmth, humor and energy. A BA degree and at least five to seven years of successful classroom teaching, preferably at the Upper School level, are needed; an advanced degree in education or other field is valuable. Most of all though, a true love for working with adolescents is critical to success in this position.

    In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. Strength in coaching and leadership of co-curricular activities is an important qualification in the hiring of teachers. Drama and coaching opportunities in a variety of sports exist at the Middle and Upper School levels.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@d-e.org
  • US / MS Innovation Coordinator

    The US / MS Innovation Coordinator will help shape the vision for the development of grade 6-12 student skills in the areas of coding, electronics, engineering, and design thinking. This person will work closely with US / MS librarians to foster student-centric learning experiences that leverage 21st Century research skills. Coordinating program with the LS STEM leader, LS Information Literacy Specialist, and Associate Director of Technology for Academics, this person will play a critical role in a complete PK-12 scope and sequence of learning activities that foster student creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. Steward of the Taub Center makerspace, this person will ensure that the space is well-stocked with materials, equipment is in good working order, and students are well-supervised. This person will also teach a partial load of elective courses in the STEM disciplines and coordinate STEM related extracurricular activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teach up to 3 elective courses in the STEM / MakerEd field
    • Develop Curriculum related to MS / US MakerEd and Innovation
    • Assist with Coaching US and MS Robotics Teams
    • Subject to availability offer a student activity related to STEM in each season
    • Supervise student work in the makerspace
    • Manage supplies, equipment, and materials. Reorder as necessary
    • Train students in the use of digital fabrication tools (3D printer / Laser Cutter)
    • Meet regularly with librarians and LS STEM and Information Specialists
    • Assist in leading library “maker events” throughout the year
    • Assist Computer Services with summer project work including new student training and computer rollout
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Bachelor's Degree in related field
    • Strong background in computer programming
    • Familiarity with electronics concepts
    • Familiarity with mechanical engineering concepts
    • Excellent rapport with students
    • Experience working in a makerspace or shop classroom
    • Excellent knowledge of PBL or other student-centered / constructivist teaching methods
    Terms of Employment:
    • 12 Month Position
    • Standard work hours and vacation as per Employee Handbook
    Candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
  • Substitute Teachers

    Independent coeducational day school
    on a 41-acre campus in northern New Jersey suburb seeks:


    Lower School (Pre-K – 5th Grade)
    Middle & Upper Schools

    If you are interested in applying, kindly send your resume to


    Dwight Englewood School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Summer Grants 2019

Ellie and Dick Phayer Adventure Endowment for Curricular Development

Diane Christian and Joan Maffetone
– will be attending the Road Scholar program in Newfoundland and Labrador. The trip will provide the opportunity to learn about different peoples and cultures, providing immersion in words and phrases, stories and songs that are influenced by the dialects of the English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants. $2500 grant.

Frimi Sagan Summer Grant

Wendy Blasius
- will be furthering her knowledge of Ancient Roman and Greek history by travelling in Southern Italy and visiting many of its architectural and historical sites. Requested and received $2000.

Daniel Carragher – plans to drive a part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (https://civilrightstrail.com/), focusing primarily on cities in Alabama (Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee), but starting in Memphis, TN, and ending in Atlanta, GA, in order to visit places he has lectured about for years. Requested and received $2350.

Talya Kagedan – will be attending the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit: Leadership in Education. Topics explored include the importance of meaning to create connectedness within the learning environment, the science of character education, whole-person engagement in lessons, and stress resilience and its impact on educators’ engagement and work longevity. Requested and received $1752.

Varun Khattar - plans to read historical, sociological, psychological, and educational literature and conducting exploratory research into existing school and community-based programs focused on Asian American identity and leadership development. Requested and received $2000.


Dwight-Englewood seeks resumes only for positions posted on its website. The address is on each opening. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to answer phone queries.

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Dwight-Englewood is a non-profit corporation accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators  and staff from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.