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@jssurfboards.com

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@jssurfboards.com
    * 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
  • Communications Writing Associate - Part Time

    Dwight-Englewood School seeks a part-time Communications Writing Associate, who will report to the Director of Communications & Publications and join a team that also includes a Graphic Designer and a Design & Writing Associate.

    The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has a passion for writing and is detail-oriented, highly motivated, and extremely creative. You must have the ability to both initiate and take on writing assignments and projects requiring effective editorial copy following a specific, established voice, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    A strong appreciation for brand is necessary, as is an inherent understanding of how copywriting and design together provide creative, compelling ‘solutions’ to communications challenges and opportunities.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support the Director of Communications & Publications and Graphic Design Team in creating content that culminates in a broad variety of communications collateral for print and online use.
    • Provide original copywriting, copyediting and/or proofreading support for a broad variety of online and print media (magazines, postcards, paid advertising placements, etc.), and D-E School branded collateral of all types.
    • Supplement current work by the Communications Team to handle photography, videography, and social networking needs.
    • Support the Communications Director and Graphic Designer when we “inherit” and then integrate and/or directly apply creative assets that are developed externally, e.g., for client departments such as Advancement and D-E 360.

    The Writing Associate will provide a much-needed additional support to the D-E Communications & Publications Team, which provides full service, in-house creative design, marketing, branding, media/public relations, and other services to diverse areas and departments within the School, including all three (3) divisions (Lower; Middle; Upper): Advancement (which includes Admissions/Enrollment, Alumni Relations, and Development); College Counseling Office; and D-E 360° (which includes Summer Connections, D-E International, AfterCare & Enrichment, and DELTA). The Writing Associate will help with editorial that appears online on the D-E School website (www.jssurfboards.com) and related microsites (e.g., www.d-etoday.org; de360.jssurfboards.com); all divisional materials (e.g., Handbooks; Student Directory); event programs, invitations, posters, flyers, postcards; and internal/external campus signage.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Dwight-Englewood is proud of its broad interests and excellent reputation, and our brand must reflect that at all times. The Writing Associate candidate must have achieved a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or an applicable field. Minimum five (5) years professional writing and/or marketing communications experience is also required, as is a problem-solving, can-do attitude, a commitment to teamwork, and a sense of humor. Experience working in a services-oriented nonprofit organization is required. Experience with photography and/or in using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is helpful but not required. Experience working for/with an educational institution / school is also helpful but not required.

    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 12 month, 50% (Part-Time) position.
    • A minimum of 3 (three) eight-hour (8 hour) workday /week, 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. Employees from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity, and multiculturalism are especially encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter,
    and a minimum of three (3) writing samples to employment@jssurfboards.com
  • Lower School Maternity Leave Replacement Positions

    Classroom Teacher - Maternity Leave Replacement Positions (2)
    1) Late August 2020 through February 2021
    2) Late August 2020 through November 2020

    Dwight-Englewood Lower School is a place where teachers encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood, while paying close attention to each student’s academic growth and progress. Our faculty understands the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. They also 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 as exhibiting a sense of humor and humility are essential. Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching, and we seek teachers who are excited by the opportunity to do so.

    It is our vision that a person joining the Lower School will provide continued instruction for a teacher stepping away for a maternity-leave will be able to demonstrate the following with fidelity and commitment:

    ● Support and model the spirit of the Mission and Foundation Documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in working with students, faculty, parents and community members
    ● Demonstrate knowledge of the social, emotional and cognitive benchmarks for lower school aged students
    ● Model flexibility, resilience and respect for young children and with colleagues
    ● Plan with faculty and Lower School administration at the start and termination of the maternity-leave position to ensure a smooth transition for the students and families
    ● Implement daily schedule and lessons that are aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum.
    ● Use instructional strategies, structures, and curriculum including 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, and benchmarks, respectfully and openly, showing an ability to ask questions and work in partnership with families
    ● Work with learning specialists to develop and deliver vertically coordinated curriculum and meet the needs of a 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, and/or Special Education required
    ● Anticipate and respond to predictable challenges of a leave replacement position
    ● 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 and shared respect
    ● Familiarity with reading and writing workshop, balanced literacy, Singapore Mathematics
    ● Ability to address a range of learners within the classroom with the support of learning 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 spelling inventories, CTP 5 standardized testing
    ● Previous experience working in an elementary school setting

    Interested candidates should send covrer letter and resume to:  employment@jssurfboards.com
  • Lower School Teaching Assistant

    The Lower School assistant teachers are a vital part of the grade-level team. Working closely with the classroom teachers, learning specialists and administration, the assistant teachers support the children and the classroom teachers in all aspects of their Lower School experience. Assistant teachers set goals alongside their cooperating teachers and participate in the full life of the school. We value their contributions and support their continued professional development.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support and model the spirit of the mission and founding documents of the Dwight-Englewood School
    • Collaborate and communicate with teachers to know and support the academic, social, physical and emotional needs of children
    • Work with classroom teachers to create a classroom/learning environment that is developmentally appropriate and supports a range of learners
    • Continue to grow as a professional through internal and external professional development opportunities and participation in learning communities

    Specific Duties:
    • Support the range of students through work with whole groups, small groups and individual children across the curriculum. This may require work with students who need remediation or more challenging material, as needed and determined alongside the classroom teacher and the student support team
    • Assist in planning and implementation of curriculum for individual, small and large group activities, both indoors and outdoors, that promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development, and that motivate children’s enthusiasm for active participation in the learning process
    • Develop curriculum and lead lessons in areas of interest
    • Work with classroom teachers to assess and collect information about students using a variety of tools including formal and informal assessments. Use information to inform instruction and share with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents during conferences
    • Supervise children during non-academic times such as snack, recess and dismissal
    • Ensure safety and well-being of students in the classroom, as well as in the lunchroom, play spaces and on field trips
    • Participate in school and classroom events such as Back-to-School night and parent conferences, grade-level planning meetings and faculty meetings
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • MA in early childhood and/or elementary education and understanding of current practices in early childhood and elementary education
    • Understanding of developmental and curricular expectations and benchmarks for particular grade levels
    • Previous teaching experience in a lower school setting
    • Familiarity with a variety of instructional strategies including, but not limited to, Reggio-inspired educational settings, reading and writing workshop, and problem-based mathematics programs such as Singapore math
    • Desire to work in a community committed to professional development and a willingness to learn

    Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to: employment@jssurfboards.com
  • Middle School Theater Arts Teacher

    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 the Middle School Theater Arts teaching position. The teacher will work closely with teachers of other disciplines to provide age-appropriate instruction in the foundational aspects of theater arts: performance, character building, improv, and critical thinking. 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 six sections of class which meet for three fifty-minute periods per week, divided between seventh and eighth grade classes.
    ● Direct one of the three major school productions.
    ● Meet weekly with the grade level team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum.
    ● Attend weekly departmental and/or divisional meetings after school.
    ● Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of Middle School students
    ● Participate in overnight field trips and day trips as a chaperone.
    ● Provide extra help during TAG periods, before school, or other times as needed
    ● 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.
    ● 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 (Master’s Degree preferred), with a strong emphasis on degrees in related fields.
    ● At least three years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Middle School instruction.
    ● 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.
    ● Leadership of after-school activities (in athletics, the arts, or other programs).
    Terms of Employment:
    ● This is a 10-month teaching position.
    ● 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 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.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@jssurfboards.com
  • 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@jssurfboards.com
  • 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 (), 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.
201-569-9500 Email: d-e@jssurfboards.com
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.