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Age 3 through 8th grade

Employment Opportunities

The Independence School actively seeks candidates of diverse backgrounds for employment.

Aug. 6, 2018

Position Summary:
The Independence School is seeking a full-time fourth-grade teacher. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elementary Education with at least three years’ teaching experience, preferably in the elementary grades. Solid knowledge of research-based classroom practices and curricula to enhance differentiated instruction and learning is necessary, along with the ability to balance traditional skill building in the areas of language arts and math with 21st-century approaches to learning, including Project-Based Learning (PBL). Candidates should possess strong written communication and interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and Application for Employment to Mrs. Christy Koense, Head of Lower School, at, or at the following address: 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711. No phone calls, please.

July 10, 2018

Position Summary:
The Extended Day program is currently looking for an experienced childcare professional who can work with staff and the Director of Extended Day to create a safe, fun and productive environment for children who stay after school. The hours are 2:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Interested candidates should submit the Application for Extended Day to Mr. Kevin McDonald, Director of Extended Day, at No phone calls, please.

Ongoing Substitute Positions
  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS (must have earned a bachelor's degree or higher)

Application for substitute teachers and Extended Day staff can be found here.

The Independence School does not discriminate based on race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy; gender identity; sexual orientation; reproductive health decisions; national origin; age (over 40); disability; genetic information; marital status; family responsibilities; past or present military service; status as a volunteer emergency responder; status as a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.