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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  • 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

    WINTER SEASON 2019-20
    * Boys "B-Level" Assistant Basketball Coach
    SPRING SEASON 2019-20
    * Boys Assistant Baseball Coach
    Upper School

    WINTER SEASON 2019-20
    * Girls' Head Varsity Basketball Coach
    * Girls' Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

    SPRING SEASON 2019-20
    * Girls' Head Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls' Assistant Varsity Track Coach (sprinter specialist)
  • Fifth Grade Lead Teacher (Leave Replacement)

    Leave Replacement (November 2019 - June 2020)
    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 upper elementary 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, 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.
    Applicants should send cover letter and resume to:  employment @d-e.org
  • Library Paraprofessional (Part-Time)

    The library paraprofessional is the primary custodian of the school’s collection. He or she performs the primary duties of cataloguing all new titles and managing the annual inventory process including the weeding of unused titles. Most visibly, it is this person who is responsible for the displays that promote events such as Banned Books Week, Women’s History Month, and other relevant, topical issues by connecting them to holdings in the collection. The paraprofessional is supported in many of these tasks by a cadre of parent volunteers whom s/he schedules and coordinates in a way that makes the best use of their time.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support the professional librarians in areas related to the collection
    • Manage parent volunteers
    • Connect the aesthetic appeal of the library with topical issues through creative displays

    Specific Duties:
    • Catalog new books
    • Design, create and install physical displays
    • Manage eBook MARC records
    • Manage inventory process each year
    • Create work schedule for parent volunteers and assign tasks to volunteers
    • Assists at circulation desk as needed
    • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Creativity and strong design skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Good management skills
    • Strong knowledge of library cataloguing system

    Terms of Employment:

    Part-time position
    Hours 8 - 11:30 AM
    Monday through Friday

    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org 
  • Maintenance Worker

    Shift:  Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:00PM 
    General Responsibilities 
    • Pickup and drop off mail to post office each day,
    • Route incoming & outgoing mail and packages, 
    • General maintenance duties including sheetrock repair and spackling, 
    • Minor plumbing and electrical, 
    • Custodial work,
    • Landscaping and snow removal,
    • Painting,
    • Other duties as assigned. 
    • Willing to learn various trades, 
    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs,
    • Effective communication skills,
    • Valid driver's license required. 
    If you are interested in applying for the above job vacancy and meet the minimum requirements for the position, please send cover letter and resume to:
  • Operations Coordinator for D-E 360° Programs

    Job Summary:
    Dwight-Englewood School is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated, individual with experience to fill the position of Operations Coordinator for D-E 360° Programs. The 360° Programs offer a unique blend of exploratory learning and academic enrichment courses that provide children with dynamic hands-on learning experiences. Preparation for the programs requires intense coordination between the Programs Director and the Operations Coordinator as well as collaborative work with the D-E 360° Programs team. Potentially, the D-E 360° Programs population range from 1,000 to 1,200 students ages three to eighteen. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing the team with administrative support in areas such as registration and other data entry, guiding faculty and staff through the hiring process, submitting documents to the business office (HR and financial), processing payments, answering parents’ questions, maintaining family account information, generating and managing leads, and keeping the Programs Director up-to-date on important issues. The position is year round - Monday through Friday - with some flexible hours during non-peak seasons. Occasional weekend or evening is required.

    Administrative Tasks
    1. Enter data of enrollment, billing, reimbursements, scheduling
    Receive and record student account payments and submit daily to business office
    Comply with all cash and credit card handling procedures
    Follow up on any delinquent accounts to collect outstanding balances
    Generates and organizes purchase orders
    2. Compose memos and letters
    3. Answer phones (must be familiar with D-E 360° Programs materials)
    4. Answer questions for families who visit the office
    5. Attendance phone calls
    6. Train and manage office support staff
    7. Collect and archive enrollment data at the end of each session
    8. Prepare grade reports for internal registrar

    Leads Management
    1. Supports programming for all D-E 360° offerings, including hiring faculty and teacher assistants as well as managing student volunteers
    2. Recruits prospective families for Open Houses and campus tours
    3. Generates and tracks leads and maintains a reliable database
    4. Maintains database information, oversees, creates and performs data entry of data records daily, develops and maintains information lists and records
    5. Acts as liaison on interfacing with Registrar, Admissions, and external partners on the coordination and synchronization of programs and data

    Human Resources
    1. Account for faculty and staff employment paperwork
    2. Serve as a liaison with the Business Office
    3. Collect updated course syllabi, exams, and grade books from faculty

    1. Print progress reports and mail to families
    2. Print transcripts and mail to schools
    3. Continuously record inquiries (by e-mail, phone, or walk-in) electronically

    Account Management
    1. Use the database software to answer families’ questions
    2. Enter new registrations into the database
    3. Generate reports, applications for those who register on-line, class lists, and student schedules
    4. Update the database regularly
    5. Support the Director in collecting, recording, and reconciling income/expenses with the Business Office

    Website and Communication
    1. Listen to and make a record of messages for the Program
    2. Respond to families who have questions, requested information, registered for the open house, or other requests
    3. Respond to staff and faculty who have submitted applications for employment

    1. Answer parents’ questions about transportation
    2. Work with the transportation coordinator to arrange routes
    3. Communicate these routes to the parents
    4. Keep in direct contact with the transportation coordinator and parents to account for every child

    The position requires a minimum of two years of comparable experience at a public or private school or youth-serving organization. Commitment to and experience in working with young people, organizational skills, proficient technological skills (Microsoft Word and Excel are required), strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to the Dwight-Englewood School vision are essential. The capacity to build relationships, enjoy interaction with a wide range of people, and the ability to collaborate are also desired qualities. The ideal candidate will also have bilingual skills in English as well as Spanish, Korean, or Mandarin. The Operations Coordinator is expected to make a commitment of at least three years.

    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Upper School Science Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

    This is a maternity leave position teaching science in our Upper School from Januay through June 2020.  The ideal candidate must possess strong knowledge of both biology and chemistry, to teach in our innovative integrated biology and chemistry program for 9th and 10th graders. This two year sequence emphasizes environmental application, experimental design, and real world examples. A significant laboratory component stresses hands-on learning and in-class use of personal computers for data collections, visualizations and research. This position will include three sections of the ninth grade course. 

    We seek a creative science teacher who will be challenged and captivated by the possibilities of forwarding our integrated curricula in a building designed to facilitate innovation, expansion, and growth.

    Responsibilities:  Teaching three or four sections of science. Additional responsibilities include being a student advisor, attendance at periodic faculty meetings, and weekly planning meeting with other science teachers, and other campus-wide supervisory duties. 

    Qualifications:  The ideal candidate must have a strong background in chemistry and biology; familiarity with molecular biology and ecology would also be helpful.  Candidates should be willing and able to integrate computer applications into the curriculum. Individuals who apply should be extremely responsible, highly motivated, and excited by the potential of teaching in an integrated program. Experience in teaching at this level preferred.

    Qualified applicants should send a 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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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.
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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.
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.