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 Opportunities

    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
    * Girls Assistant JV Soccer Coach
    * Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach
    * Middle School Girls' Tennis Coach
    * Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach
    * Middle School Boys' Soccer Coach
    * Girls Assistant JV Basketball Coach
    * Head Crew (rowing) Coach
    * Girls JV Softball Coach
    * Girls Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls Head JV Lacrosse Coach
    * Boys JV Lacrosse Coach
    * Middle School Head Girls Lacrosse Coach
    * Middle School Track and Field Coach
    * Middle School Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Gatehouse Security Officer

    Shift:  Monday through Friday 6:30AM - 2:30PM 

    Overall Responsibility
    The Gatehouse Security Officer position staffs the Gatehouse entrance to the school community. The Gatehouse Security Officer delivers exceptional customer service while fostering an environment of safety and security. This includes but is not limited to; screening and documenting all traffic and/or persons entering the community, providing proper parking passes & maps, giving concise verbal directions to assist visitors with wayfinding, and directing emergency response vehicles to the proper location.  

    • Maintain a visible and professional presence at the Gatehouse.
    • Provide concise and accurate directions to visitors and emergency response units.
    • Follow safety protocol for COVID-19 by performing temperature checks for all visitors.
    • Answer security phone calls and maintain communication with Facilities Office 
    • Monitor security cameras.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by Supervisors to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Community such as snow removal and general maintenance and custodial duties.
    • Strive to support the School’s Foundation Documents.
    • Participate in appropriate in-service training and workshops.

    • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED Certificate required.
    • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
    • Valid Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) License required.
    • AED / CPR Certified preferred.
    • One year or more of progressively responsible experience in a security–related field preferred.
    • Demonstrates excellent integrity and good moral character and initiative.
    • Exhibits a personality that demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
    • A positive attitude and willingness to work with a diverse population.
    • Must have strong communication skills, problem solving skills, and be self-motivated.
    • Computer literacy skills with excel and email required.

    • Sufficient physical ability, strength, mobility and stamina to carry out job duties in hot, cold and inclement weather conditions.
    • Walking, long periods of sitting, standing, and lifting are required.
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
    • Security officer uniform required. (Supplied by School) 
  • Lower School Lead Teacher (Leave Replacement)

    Lead Teacher (Leave Replacement): Upper Elementary Leave Replacement (October 26, 2020 – December 11, 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.
    • Collaborate with Special Area teachers in ways that deepen the learning experience.
    • Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning.
    • 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, Special Education or related field 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 and Singapore Mathematics.
    • Ability to address range of learners, including those who are not meeting benchmarks.
    • Familiarity with a range of formal and informal assessments including but not limited to the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark assessment tools, running records, and Words Their Way.
    • Previous experience working in an elementary school setting.
    Terms of Employment:
    Terms of Employment:
    • 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 mandatory.
    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 a cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org

  • One Year Teaching Positions

    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 one-year positions in the following areas:
    • Lower School PreSchool Generalist
    • Lower School Grades 1-5 Generalist
    • Lower School Psychologist
    • Lower School Teacher Assistant
    • Middle & Upper School History
    • Middle & Upper School Mathematics
    • Middle & Upper School Science
    • Middle & Upper School English
    • Middle & Upper School combination Spanish and French
    Responsibilities: The openings are for teachers who are flexible in their fields and can cover courses (short or long term) in different areas within their discipline. Teachers will also help cover other activities and monitor and supervise students on campus. They must be comfortable with the entire age range of the position: Lower School either preschool (ages 3-5) or grades 1-5 (ages 5-11), and Middle/Upper School grades 7-12 (ages 12-18).
    Lower School Qualifications: In our Lower School, we encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood development and play, while paying close attention to each student’s academic growth and progress. The ideal candidates will have prior experience working with young learners and demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive milestones within the primary grades. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Middle and Upper School Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have some prior experience as a teacher, advisor,  coach, or work experience with adolescents in some other setting. Applicants should have a passion for working with young people, a strong background in the subject, an interest in contributing to the full life of the school, and a robust commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
    Dwight-Englewood School (D-E) is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve. We are a diverse community where, in small classes, teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values: respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community. Located in a quiet New Jersey suburb ten minutes away from New York City, we enroll over 1000 students from 89 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey, southern Rockland County in New York, along with a sizable population of students coming to us from New York City. Our convenient location accommodates both urban and suburban residential choices, provides a wide variety of cultural opportunities, and offers easy access to nearby athletic and outdoor experiences. www.d-e.org
    D-E 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 who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
  • 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
gps: 81 Lincoln Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
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.