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Age 3 through 8th grade

Working for Us

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

Elementary science TEACHER

Position Summary:
The Independence School is seeking a full-time elementary science teacher. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elementary Education or General Science Education with at least three years’ teaching experience, preferably in the elementary grades. Solid knowledge of research-based classroom practices and how to employ them is a plus. Inspiring tomorrow’s scientists, candidates should be skilled at using an inquiry-based approach and guiding students to ask questions, think critically, and generate innovative ideas. Interest in using our 90-acre campus as an ideal place for investigations of real-world phenomena is essential, as is competence with digital platforms, such as Google for Education.
Interested candidates should submit a 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.

Full-Day or Partial-Day substitute Nurses

Position Summary:
The Independence School is looking for nurses interested in substituting for full or partial days.

Requirements are as follows:

  • R.N. License
  • CPR & AED Certification 
  • Basic computer knowledge 
  • 1 year minimum clinical nursing experience

School nursing experience is preferred but not necessary.
Interested candidates should contact Linza Godfrey, B.S.N., R.N., at

Application for employment can be found here.

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.