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
  • Middle School Nurse

    The Middle School Nurse is responsible for providing basic health services for students in grades 4th through 7th  during the academic year. The nurse is responsible for maintaining all student health documentation. The Middle School nurse works closely with the Lower School and Upper School nurse to provide full health care support for all members of the school community.  The Middle School nurse is expected to be on campus from August 19, 2020 through June 18, 2021.  
    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 and signed physician’s orders have been received.
    • Maintain student health records and accident reports including treatment records/logs, emergency cards, immunization records, handicap and allergy information, and hearing/vision screenings.  Maintenance of records is done both via the electronic medical record and the physical chart as per Department of Health regulations. All charting and record keeping must be done 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 to clarify or obtain information as needed. 
    • Assure students have updated immunization records; review records of new students and notify students of follow-up vaccinations required; 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 pure-tone hearing. Designate those students who perform unsatisfactorily on the screening examinations and give appropriate referrals as needed.  
    • Distribute information to parents regarding treatment of students with suspected head lice. 
    • 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 reports such as post injury, 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 
    • CPR certification
    • Health and safety regulations. 
    • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including computer literacy 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.
    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.
    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@jssurfboards.com
  • 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@jssurfboards.com
    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. jssurfboards.com
    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 (), 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.