Dwight School is the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate programs from preschool to grade 12. Guided by our philosophy of igniting the spark of genius in every child, Dwight is an inclusive school that aims to meet the unique needs, abilities, and interests of each student. At the same time, Dwight challenges every student to develop intellectual independence, respect for diversity and belonging, and to become innovators and thought leaders.
Known for its low student-teacher ratio, Dwight enrolls 1,100 students with 400 faculty and staff. Our School rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision.
As part of a leading global network of schools, Dwight offers employees exciting cross-campus opportunities. Additionally, with the support of The Dwight School Foundation’s generous grants, Dwight provides faculty professional development, enabling teachers to deepen their content knowledge and pursue their own sparks of genius to be shared with the community.
At Dwight, we strive to ensure that our environment is welcoming — a place in which everyone can thrive — and an organization we are proud of. We recognize that this takes trusting relationships and ensuring that all individuals feel valued regardless of their backgrounds.
At Dwight, we encourage diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought, and embrace innovation and foster collaboration and growth.
We consistently strive to advance the equity, diversity and belonging of our community in all domains, including the curriculum, admissions, environment, and hiring. Our goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities, with policies in place to maintain a work environment free from discrimination.
As a school, we prioritize the health and safety of all community members, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have numerous protocols and precautionary measures in place for everyone’s protection, and all community members are required to follow strict guidelines, including wearing a face covering at all times, performing daily symptom checks, and taking weekly COVID-19 tests.
Full Time, 8 am-4 pm
Dwight School, an innovative preschool-grade 12 coeducational school on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, is currently offering in-person and remote academic programming for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking a self-directed, experienced, and energetic High School English Teacher to begin as soon as possible.
- Guide students in reading, writing, and speaking as conscientious members of the Dwight learning community
- Teach critical thinking and analysis, with a focus on literary techniques and formal expression, especially persuasive essays
- Collaborate closely with other English teachers, with respect to lessons and materials, on a regular basis
- Adhere to the curricular requirements, with respect to source texts and assessment criteria/forms, of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP)
- Display a commitment to diversity and creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging in approach to teaching and learning, as they are recognized and valued by Dwight
- Complete an online anti-bias training program in the first year of teaching
- Participate in one after-school activity two out of three trimesters a year
- At least two (2) years of relevant, full-time high school English teaching experience
- Past success teaching students with varying skill levels and learning styles
- Experience with thoughtful integration of technology into English curricula
- Preferably, experience in the IB Diploma Program
- Experience teaching to a range of learners
- Eagerness to contribute positively to the Dwight community
- Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Ability to bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment
Please note that Dwight School is unable to sponsor visas at this time. All applicants must either be American citizens or already possess legal permission to live and work in the United States.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their most recent resume and cover letter to Michael Wiesenfeld, Head of English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, views, and your innovative and ambitious spirit.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know.
Dwight School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.