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Dexter Southfield, Brookline, MA

Accredited by NEASC

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

 This is for the 2020-2021 Academic Year 

About Our Team

Our faculty is made up of talented and dedicated team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in all subject areas. We encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. In order to ensure the continuity of learning during this current public health crisis, we are building our substitute teaching team. Per diem assignments may be available both short- and long-term across various subject matters and class levels (PreK-Class 12) for those who are interested in joining one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You

You are an experienced educator who seeks to share your love of learning with others. Being a highly energetic and flexible self-starter, you have excellent organizational and relationship building skills and are adept at guiding students in their classroom and extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, sound judgment, flexibility, and humor in everything you do, even during a global pandemic.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the subject matter being taught
  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans on topics outlined in the school curriculum
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
  • Prepare and present course materials including syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Other duties as assigned, including opportunities to coach extracurricular sports


  • Bachelor's degree in subject area being taught or related field; advanced degree highly preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of student development
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment, in person and online
  • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a community in which employees feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at