Teaching at Princeton Day School
At Princeton Day School, the pursuit of excellence is a cooperative process nurtured by an outstanding faculty. Our experienced teachers believe in creating a classroom atmosphere where the learning process is valued. At PDS, the classroom extends beyond the walls of the school house and is equally regarded on the fields, courts, ice, and stage. The world-class faculty believes strongly in professional growth and development, and teachers routinely receive in-service training, participate in conferences, attend graduate courses, and travel for enrichment opportunities—all fully supported by the school.We are always interested in meeting outstanding teachers who are looking to teach in a supportive community of learners. Professionals with a Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Princeton Day School values the contributions of teachers who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the classroom
  • Understand the powerful influence of technology on students’ lives
  • Enjoy connecting with students outside the classroom through: advising, coaching, attending games and concerts, chaperoning events, sponsoring activities
  • Have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • Are strongly committed to their students and colleagues

Employment Opportunities

As of December 2014, the following positions are available:

Senior Network Engineer
COACH - Varsity Fencing Assistant
COACH - Girls LAX Varsity Assistant


Lower School Reading Specialist - Leave Replacement


The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for planning and implementing a network to support the School’s goals as well as for ensuring its effective operation and maintenance.   Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer and working closely with the Director of Technical Services, s/he also performs hands-on network administration, and provides high level technical expertise and support to teammates and customers.  Serving as the organization’s information security officer, the Senior Network Engineer develops security policy, assures that solutions adhere to policy, assesses and communicates risk, educates the school community on matters of information security, and performs other security related tasks.  The Senior Network Engineer is a service-oriented team player who embraces both strategy and operations.  S/he welcomes new ideas, seeks out technologies that will best serve the school, and thoughtfully proposes, implements, secures, maintains and supports these technologies.

Qualifications include but not limited to:
●    Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, information technology or a related field.
●    Relevant professional certifications preferred (Network+, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, MCSE, etc.)
●    Must hold information security certification or obtain within agreed timeframe upon accepting position (Security+, CASP, SSCP, or CISSP).
●    Excellent customer service skills; effective communication skills, written and oral.
●    Superior time management, organization and prioritization skills.
●    Experience in enterprise system administration in a complex, high availability environment; preferably on Mac OSX and Windows platforms supporting Windows, Mac OS and iOS devices.
●    Experience with LAN/WAN routing and switching technologies, and wired and wireless network infrastructure.  Must include network design, management and support.
●    Thorough understanding of security issues and best practices.
●    Knowledge of enterprise backup and disaster recovery solutions.
●    Ability to solve complex technical problems efficiently and completely.
●    Experience with virtualization technology and storage area networks.
●    Ability to negotiate with, work with, and manage vendors.
●    Maturity of judgment; ability to resolve/mediate problems in a timely and effective manner.
●    Experience effectively documenting IT systems and procedures.
●    Ability to present and explain technical material to a non-technical audience.
●    Able to maintain calm and focus under pressure.
●    Successful experience in planning and managing projects.

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Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


Princeton Day School seeks an experienced fencing coach to serve as an assistant for the Varsity Fencing Team.  The season runs from November 10, 2014 through February 22, 2015.  Season commitment is Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus meets.  Candidate should possess fundamental knowledge of the sport with the ability to effectively teach basic fencing skills.  Candidate should also have effective communication and organizational skills, be flexible, personable and be able to follow directions from the head coach and implement practice plans.   Previous fencing coaching experience preferred.  Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree required.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org  


Princeton Day School is seeking an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity lacrosse team.  Coaching season runs from March 2nd  through May 30th .   Practices/games are held Monday through Saturday with a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week.   Candidate with playing/coaching experience and experience working with high school athletes preferred.  Candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of the sport, be an effective communicator, a self-starter, highly organized, reliable, energetic, personable and possess the ability to collaborate to create practice and game plans. Associate's/Bachelor's degree required.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.  


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Princeton Day School seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who bring with them significant experience and responsibility and who wish to use their talents and skills on behalf of an outstanding student body, in a vigorous, vital school community. Salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional development are generous.




Princeton Day School seeks an experienced reading specialist as a leave replacement beginning in January 2015. Qualified candidate will have specialization in elementary teaching of reading; theoretical understanding and experience in the administration and interpretation of reading assessment tools; knowledge of specific reading programs; and experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative program with both pull-out and push-in models of reading instruction. Responsibilities include implementing a reading program of effective and developmentally appropriate practices; collaborating with teachers, learning resource center colleagues and other support personnel to ensure academic and social success for each student; create meaningful learning experiences that help all students understand and develop reading skills; integrate technology into planning and teaching; regularly communicate with parents to provide and explain information regarding students’ social, academic, and behavioral progress; participate in school-wide, divisional, learning resource center and staffing meetings; use multiple approaches to assess student abilities, evaluate and report on student performance. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org



Required Materials: Princeton Day School requires of all employment applicants (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that helps us understand more about you and your interest in our school. If you have a personal statement or copies of reference letters, we welcome these, as well.

Submitting Your Materials: Please submit your materials via email to the designated recipient. Those without internet access may mail their employment materials to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of  Human Resources.
We do not guarantee return of submitted materials.

No phone calls, please. We acknowledge receipt of online applications within 2 business days and mailed applications within two weeks. When we fill an open position, we remove the listing from this employment page. Thank you for respecting our No Calls policy.

Princeton Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the Armed Forces, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.

If you have questions, please email Marybeth Roach. We appreciate your interest in Princeton Day School.

“Princeton Day School has been my home for many years. As a student, I was inspired by the teachers in the Upper School. These professionals encouraged me to be at my best in the classroom and on the basketball courts. PDS saw my love for children and encouraged me through professional development both within and outside of the school. Today, I am honored to be teaching some of our youngest students, as well as developing my love for basketball by coaching our Varsity boys team. Teaching second grade and coaching high school all under the same roof has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

--Paris McLean ’00
Lower School Teacher



“I believe in the collaboration of students and teachers, who develop shared questions in a lively exchange that deepens understanding and builds community. We inspire each other to become more engaged readers and writers in a classroom environment that is as productive as it is lively. PDS continually encourages and supports me to create this type of classroom.”

--Bette Solloway
Middle School English Department Chair
25 years at PDS

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