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. 
  • Questions?

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

Current Openings

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  • Coaching Opportunities

    The Athletic Department at Dwight-Englewood School is comprised of coaches that are either full time faculty members or 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 experience with coaching or in playing the sport is preferred and will among the primary criteria for filling these positions.  Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org

    Coaching Positions for the 2022-23 School Year
    Openings for Upper and Middle School Coaching Positions
    (Fall Season 2022)
    * Assistant Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach (Upper School)

                     (Spring Season 2023)
    * Head JV Boys’ Tennis Coach (Upper School)
    * Assistant Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach (Upper School)
    * Head JV Girls’ Lacrosse Coach (Upper School)
  • Head of Campus Security

    Dwight Englewood School is seeking a Head of Campus Security to join our Facilities Department. This position oversees overall campus security as well as the Security staff. The Head of Campus Security will maintain a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors by helping to develop, establish, and enforce safety and security policies; assist in the implementation/upgrade of the access control procedures; administer accident prevention efforts; support risk management efforts; maintain fire, safety, emergency response protocols; and hire, train, and schedule Security personnel.  This is a salaried position;  flexible hours required.  This position reports to the Director of Facilities and the Facilities Manager.
    Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Maintain and manage a comprehensive security/school safety program
    • Maintaining internal security controls; conducting inspections as needed
    • Manage facilities’ fire and life safety protocols and business continuity plans
    • Management of access control and surveillance
    • Schedule, and supervise all Security personnel; identify proper staffing levels
    • Conduct and coordinate safety, security, and emergency preparedness training by developing, scheduling, and/or facilitating training for staff
    • Secure facilities, assets, students, and personnel by working in conjunction with the Director of Facilities/Facilities Manager
    • Conduct regular audits and inspections to assess, identify, and mitigate any security vulnerabilities
    • Manage the administration and maintenance of access security systems, including surveillance systems
    • Maintain records of incidents, fire, and other emergency drills, conduct drills on a routine schedule
    • Supervise and maintain access control and key distribution
    • Coordinate with Director of Facilities/Facilities Manager offsite school-sponsored activities (field trips, recreational activities, special events); afterhours school events
    • Work closely with Director of Facilities/Facilities Manager to address and correct safety/security issues on school campus
    • Minimum of associate degree preferred, with five years of related experience required
    • Proven management skills with a minimum of three years’ supervisory experience
    • Ability to manage schedules and personnel
    • Computer literacy
    • Ability to take charge with a professional and calm cadence in emergency situations
    • Ability to analyze risk and make appropriate recommendations for a school setting
    • Prior experience in Education setting is preferred but not required
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form
    • Ability to work effectively with local law enforcement
    • Covid-19 vaccine required
    • Fingerprints and criminal background check
    • Driver license check
    • Mantoux Testing
    • Commencement weekend mandatory
    • All other requirements as per Human Resources
    Dwight Englewood provides the following compensation/benefits package:
    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Group Medical, Dental, and vision plans are available
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • 15 – Vacation Days per year
    • 10 – Sick days per year
    • Holidays 
    • Retirement Savings Account – 5% School match
    • Professional development
    • Life insurance
    • Tuition assistance program toward a higher degree
    • Tuition remission for children of full time employees

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

    Leave Replacement Position (October 12, 2022 - March 17, 2023)
    Overview:  Dwight-Englewood School, the largest independent school in Bergen County, NJ, and a growing, vibrant, and diverse learning community in the New York City metro area, is seeking to fill a temporary leave Middle School Spanish teaching position. We seek an energetic, curious teacher who wants to inspire students to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
    • Teach five sections of Spanish class which meet for four fifty-minute periods per week.
    • Meet weekly with the grade level team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum.
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of eighth grade students.
    • Provide extra help during assigned study hall periods.
    • Perform other duties as assigned, such as lunch supervision, etc.

    Desired Qualities:
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities as well as the qualifications that follow:
    • A true love of working with middle school students.
    • A personality that is approachable, encouraging, and positive.
    • Experience with cross-curricular instruction, project-based learning, and process-based feedback, with a sincere interest in collaborating with colleagues.
    • Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
    • Experience leading advisory programs and/or other student-centered programs.
    • A growth mindset.

     Position Requirements:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish or related fields.
    • School  experience, with a strong background in working with Middle School aged children.
    • Personal and professional alignment to the school’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias education in all aspects of the work with Middle School students, families, and colleagues.
    • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
    Terms of Employment:
    • This is an approximately 5-month teaching position serving as a leave replacement.
    • Teachers commit to eight-hour workdays as well as attendance at faculty meetings and other school-wide meetings and events.
    • Professional days are considered workdays and participation in planned activities is expected.
    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.
    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.

    One Community – Infinite Possibilities


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.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

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.
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
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201-569-9500 Email: d-e@d-e.org
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.