Leading with Mind and Heart
We’re seeking faculty and staff who will support the mission of the School, both in the classroom and around campus. An ability to inspire a love of learning and encourage children to embrace academic challenge is essential. It is equally important that adults in the community create and maintain a nurturing environment in which children feel comfortable participating actively in their own learning. Candidates must be well versed in developmentally appropriate practices and have a desire to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching team.
Over 230 Years of Educational Leadership
For over two centuries, Derby's faculty have guided generations of students to develop their love of learning and become confident leaders. Join the history of the oldest coeducational independent day school in New England.
As Educators, We Never Stop Learning
Our faculty members are learners who continue to grow throughout their careers. Travel grants and educational workshops provide opportunities for our teachers to expand their professional development and enhance their classroom teaching.
A Welcoming Community
Lasting friendships, supportive colleagues, and dedicated professionals make Derby more than just a great place to work—trivia nights, an annual Faculty vs. Grade 8 soccer game, and “First Friday” social gatherings help build important connections outside the classroom. As educators, our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where each person freely brings his or her whole self to school each day.
Derby is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
Get to Know Us!
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Travel Grant Adventures
Faculty members Anne Benjamin and Ashley Fish recently returned from traveling abroad, thanks to generous faculty travel grants.
Anne, an Upper School French teacher, stayed with a family in Senegal and learned about their customs and culture. She also provided medical care and taught French, English, and math to young children at a local school.
Ashley, an Upper School English teacher, traveled to Ireland and Scotland to study the landscape, educational systems, mythology, and folklore.
Submitting Your Application
Unless otherwise noted, candidates for all positions at Derby should send letters of interest, resumé, and three references with contact information via email to:
Mary Beth Murphy
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Candidates are encouraged to apply directly, rather than through placement services.
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