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
    * Boys Assistant Lacrosse Coach
    * Girls' JV Lacrosse Coach
    * Varsity Assistant Track and Field
    * Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

    2019 - FALL  SEASON
    * Head Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach
    * Head JV Girls Volleyball Coach
    * Head Varsity Golf Coach 

  • History Department Chair

    The History Department Chair provides leadership and direction to the history department in alignment with the school’s mission, values, and educational goals and priorities. The chair is held as the expert in implementing the vertical curriculum of the department, including the support of critical questions and innovative pedagogical models in the study of history.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Leads department’s faculty members in ongoing curriculum review and design, and instructional strategies, based on a strong understanding of best practices, in partnership with the Middle School and Upper School Principals.
    • Supports and evaluates in an ongoing way teachers in grades 6 - 12 in conjunction with the Middle and Upper School Principals.
    • Provides curriculum leadership within the department, and consults with the Lower School when requested.
    • Works with the Head of School, Principals, the Chairs and Principals’ Committee, and the Program Committee to plan and implement an excellent overall educational program across all three divisions in alignment with the school’s “founding documents.”
    • Articulates the department’s strategies in achieving the mission and goals of the School and sets departmental objectives, assessments, and policies accordingly in cooperation with the members of the department and in concert with the Principals and Head of School.
    • Strives to inspire a love of history in students as well as an understanding of how best to learn history.
    Specific Duties:
    • Together with the Principals, the Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement, and the Director of Human Resources, the chair implements hiring procedures to fill history openings in the Middle and Upper Schools.
    • Makes recommendations to the Principals for staffing assignments of teachers.
    • Provides specific professional development in the discipline and coordinates that professional development with ongoing all-school professional development efforts.
    • Administers all aspects of departmental spending, including preparation of budget and supervision of expenditures.
    • Performs general professional activities common to department chairs.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: managing placement of current and entering students, ordering texts and supplies, participating in the orientation of new faculty, developing summer reading lists, supporting the ongoing activities of the admissions office, and supervising the exam and grading procedures of departmental faculty.
    • Participates productively as a member of the Chairs and Principals Committee and the Program Committee in order to ensure academic integration of the school’s program and to exchange information and ideas regarding the total school program.
    • Holds regularly scheduled department meetings, maintains records of such meetings, and provides minutes of the meetings to the Principals.
    • Serves as a role model to encourage faculty self-evaluation, professional growth, scholarship, and effective training.
    • Involves the department in developing and mapping the scope and sequence of the history curriculum.
    • Conveys information to members of the department regarding plans, curriculum development and assessment, resources, facilities, and activities which affect department members.
    • Is aware and coordinates the teaching objectives; materials; methods and means of assessment; used by each teacher within the department, and maintains records relating to standardized test scores and course grades in department courses.
    • Publicizes  within the school community the scholarship and endeavors of the department and gives recognition to exceptional achievement within the department.
    • Supports the School and its leadership.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • At least five years of successful teaching experience in History or related fields.
    • Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development, including emerging paradigms, pedagogy and methods for the study of history.
    • Flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to be a collaborative team leader in the department and across the School generally.
    • Sound technology skills.
    • Advanced degree preferred.

    Terms of Employment:
    • This is an extended teaching position with administrative duties. Chairs return to school one week before the faculty arrives in August, and remain one week after the faculty departs in June.
    • Professional days are considered work days 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 cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • 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
  • Upper School English Teacher

    This is an 80% position teaching Upper School English in a dynamic, supportive environment. We are looking for someone who can work closely with colleagues and the department chair to help students develop as readers, writers, and thinkers.
    Responsibilities: The position entails: (a) teaching four sections of ninth and/or tenth grade English, each meeting for four 50-minute periods per week; (b) attending weekly departmental or divisional meetings after school and occasional lunchtime meetings to coordinate instruction with colleagues; (c) supervising students outside of class one or two periods per week.
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a teacher and advisor, a focus on student-centered instruction combined with a strong background in the subject, an interest in contributing to the full life of the school, and a robust commitment to collaboration and diversity. 
    Candidates 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.   
  • Upper School Science Teacher

    This is a full-time teaching position in science for someone with strong knowledge of both physics and chemistry. Courses would include at least two sections of introductory physics and two other courses within our innovative upper school science department. Our program emphasizes conceptual understanding, quantitative reasoning, 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. The position may also include teaching Advanced Placement Physics or Chemistry, a semester elective for 11th and 12th graders, and our integrated biology and chemistry sequence for grades 9 and 10, and/or advising our independent research program.

    We seek energetic, curious teachers who want to inspire students to think scientifically. Teachers work collaboratively using a custom curriculum which focuses on the skills and fundamental understandings associated with science.  Faculty are expected to pursue professional development opportunities and expand their teaching portfolio both within and outside the science department.

    We moved into a new facility in 2015. The Hajjar STEM Center houses the science and mathematics departments, complete with 8 science labs, 7 mathematics classrooms, and an innovation lab for robotics and other programs. This 30,000 square foot facility was designed with purposeful collaboration between the architects and the faculty and represents the best in planning for the future of science and mathematics education.

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

    Responsibilities:  Teaching 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 physics and be open to expanding their teaching. Since we are a tablet PC school, we expect candidates to 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 and an advanced degree are preferred.

    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 process. Coaching opportunities exist in a variety of sports at the Middle and Upper School levels.

    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@d-e.org


    Dwight-Englewood is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve.  Our school community draws together students, faculty, administrators, staff, parents, alumni, and trustees of varied religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  We prize this rich diversity, the tolerant exchange of ideas and interests, and the respect and friendship that enhance our daily lives.

    For more than 100 years, Dwight-Englewood has given students the highest quality preparation for the country’s most demanding colleges and universities.  The school combines a rigorous academic program with a wide range of artistic, athletic and intellectual activities. D-E is committed to providing students with the skills and experiences needed to thrive in a world marked by diversity in race, religion, national origin, and point of view.  In small classes the teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values: respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community.

    The school enrolls over 900 students from over 90 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey, southern Rockland County in New York, and New York City. Dwight-Englewood School offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salaries.  Dwight-Englewood’s forty-acre campus is in a quiet New Jersey suburb ten minutes away from New York City by car or public transportation. 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.
  • 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.
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.