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Employment Opportunities

DCD is a small, independent, coeducational day school community with more than one hundred years of history serving a culturally and socio-economically diverse student body with students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.

We seek and support diversity in our professional faculty and staff and we offer a very competitive salary and benefits package to attract and retain exceptional employees.

DCD is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law.  DCD will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities or pregnancy-related conditions, in accordance with applicable law.

Our classrooms are dynamic learning environments where students and teachers build profound relationships, challenge one another to think creatively and critically and value highly the opportunity to be a part of something bigger, together.

If this feels right for you, we hope you will explore joining our team.

DCD Career Opportunities

If you would like to inquire about future opportunities beyond what is listed here, please email Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks well-qualified substitute teachers to engage with our robust Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2022-23 school year. This role will provide classroom coverage for planned faculty absences as well as late-notification situations.

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to facilitate a multicultural and anti-racist education which celebrates the diversity of our community and prepares students with the skills they need to connect and thrive in our diverse world. We know that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC communities or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools, and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging instruction and implementation of lesson plans for children in grades PK – 8 in a variety of classroom settings, teaching a range of subjects
  • Provide effective and respectful classroom management
  • Participate in recess and lunch duty coverage if needed

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with experience teaching or working with school-age students
  • A history of punctuality, responsibility and flexibility with a strong work ethic
  • An understanding of the importance in building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks.
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Application Information:

While this is an on-call, per-diem position, whenever possible, advance notice will be given to a substitute to allow for maximum preparation. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at


Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job-related physical or mental disability.  

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