Career Opportunities

Tower Hill School recognizes and celebrates the fact that outstanding teachers make for an exceptional student experience. Our faculty build valuable connections with students that motivate academic excellence and shape character development — in the classroom, on the fields and out in the community. Every day, our teachers model the intellectualism and growth mindset that we foster in our students.

Founded in 1919 in the entrepreneurial spirit of creating a model day school for Wilmington and the country, Tower Hill School serves students age three through Grade 12 under one roof. Our student-centered approach incorporates personalization and innovation, while building upon a strong traditional foundation. Teachers are the heart of the school, and on any given day in any given classroom, you will encounter curiosity, rigor and laughter. In fact, investing in faculty is a core element of our strategic plan.

To apply for a position or express interest in future opportunities, please contact Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.

Teaching Openings

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  • Upper School Head

    Tower Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, and dedicated Upper School Head

    Tower Hill School, a coed day school in Wilmington, Delaware, serving ages 3 through Grade 12, seeks a dynamic, experienced educator to lead the Upper School division beginning July 1, 2021. Tower Hill stands in a particularly strong position with exceptional enrollment, fundraising and centennial success. The Upper School is grades 9-12 and with 327 students and 50 faculty members 

    Tower Hill has recently implemented a comprehensive Strategic Plan, and the Upper School Head will continue to support our clear direction to enhance and build upon strong service learning, diversity and inclusion, global initiatives programs, STEM, interdisciplinary work and curricular innovation across all disciplines, with a commitment to ensuring professional development remains robust for Tower Hill teachers. 

    The Upper School Head is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Upper School Division (grades 9-12). The Head of Upper School, a senior member of the Administrative Team, reports directly to the Head of School and has the opportunity to lead a talented and dedicated faculty. Specifically, the Division Head oversees curriculum, budget, citizenship, attendance, advisor program and growth of the Upper School so that it is a beacon for the rest of the school, creating distinguishing program features that set it apart from other area schools in caliber and offerings.

    Along with the Associate Head of School, the Division Head carries out the process of teacher supervision, evaluation and professional development, including evaluation and support of Department Chairs. The Upper School Head works collaboratively with two other Division Heads, Class Deans, the Dean of Students, Department Chairs and a cohesive senior administrative team.

    The successful candidate will have the energy, experience and determination to work collaboratively with faculty and students — to continue to build a healthy, warm, friendly, diverse, academic and extracurricular culture where each student is respected for who they are and in which rigor is truly enhanced by balance and wellbeing. 

    The Upper School Head must also be able to lead amidst exciting curricular change, ensuring more opportunities for experiential, innovative, inclusive and diverse global teaching and learning. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to our Social Justice program and objectives, working closely with the Director of Social Justice. 

    Specifically, the responsibilities of the Head of Upper School include:
    I. ACADEMIC
    A. The Head of Upper School is responsible for the academic program of the Upper School. This includes supervision of the Upper School academic program and coordinating the academic program between the departments. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in leading faculty through change
    in curricular and cultural growth. The Head of Upper School is also responsible for maintaining a positive and and mission appropriate environment for all members of the Upper School community.

    II. FACULTY
    A. The Head of Upper School is responsible for the growth, development, and supervision of Upper School faculty.
    1. Chairing all Upper School faculty meetings and attending all grade level meetings.
    2. Orienting new Upper School faculty members at the start of the school year and following up with Upper School faculty.
    3. Supervising College Counseling Office, Assistant Head of Upper School, Director of Global Initiatives and Service Learning. 
    4. Committees:
    a) Calendar Committee. Planning and arranging the scheduling of the yearly cycle of events for the entire school year: field trips, special events, special days, concerts, plays, etc.
    b) Admission Committee. When solicited by the Director of Admission, interviewing and helping to select candidates for the Upper School.
    c) Parents Committee. Attending and reporting on the Upper School at meetings.
    5. Supervising faculty reviews with department chairs.
    6. Reviewing annual faculty evaluations with department chairs, Associate and Head of School. 
    7. Working collaboratively with Associate Head of School and Department Chairs to aid in faculty growth and development.
    8. Maintaining high faculty morale while creating and building upon a specific rubric for faculty evaluation and growth that include clear expectations about being an excellent teacher and professional community member at Tower Hill.
    9. Assisting the Head and Associate Heads of School and Dean of Recruitment with the interviewing and selection of teaching candidates.
    10. Helping to determine all non-academic faculty assignments.

    III. STUDENTS 
    A. The Head of Upper School is responsible and supervises those who are responsible for all aspects of student life.
    1. Supervising and supporting the Upper School Dean of Students.
    2. Supervising and supporting all Upper School extra-curricular activities,
    including athletics.
    3. Attending and overseeing Morning Meetings and Assemblies.
    4. Helping to organize graduation and all senior spring activities.

    Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact information of three professional references electronically to Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhilll.org.
  • Math Long-Term Substitute

    Tower Hill seeks a qualified candidate for the position of long-term substitute Upper School Mathematics teacher for the second semester, beginning on Jan. 21, 2021. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background in mathematics, be versatile enough to teach the various levels of math appropriate at a college preparatory school and be comfortable working with technology. In addition, the candidate should have the collaborative skills to work with a department of dedicated, talented colleagues; be familiar with current best practices and pedagogy; and be prepared to work with students both remotely and on campus. A minimum of 3 years experience teaching math at the high school level is preferred.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Director of Social Justice and Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Science Long-Term Substitute

    Tower Hill School seeks a long-term substitute Middle School science teacher with a broad background in the sciences and a passion for working with middle school students.  The candidate should be well versed in experiential science education to help develop our curriculum. The candidate would be a team player, joining a close-knit faculty where each grade level has a team of teachers cooperating to advance middle school science. While coaching and club leadership experience are preferred, they are not required.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Director of Social Justice and Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Substitute Teachers and/or Proctors

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers and/or proctors to work with teachers at all levels, from Preschool to Upper School, in a hybrid learning environment. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working across different disciplines. Flexibility in schedules is helpful as there are times we need a substitute without advanced notice. 
     
    Substitutes will be provided with lesson plans from the full-time classroom teacher and are asked to follow those in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning. In addition to providing a positive learning environment, substitutes will also fulfill any duties that the full-time classroom teacher was assigned for the day(s) they serve as the classroom teacher. 

    Proctors will be charged with various duties, ensuring classrooms run smoothly at the direction of remote instructors.
     
    Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education and experience working with groups of children.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Kaleidoscope After School Program

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and dependable candidates to work in the Kaleidoscope After School Program. Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in education or experience working with groups of children.

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Cindy Sardo, Director of Auxiliary Programs at csardo@towerhill.org.

Staff Openings

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  • Substitute Nurse

    Tower Hill School seeks substitute school nurses for per diem coverage in a PreK-12 independent school setting. Additional long term substitute coverage is needed in the spring of 2020. The successful candidate will be student-centered and committed to a team approach to school-wide health and wellness. This position requires a high degree of interpersonal communication and organizational skills in addition to general nursing duties. Experience in pediatric or community health is preferred. 

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.

    Requirements:
    • Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program 
    • Active Delaware Registered Nurse License (or compact state)
    • Must have at least two years of clinical experience 
    • Current BLS certification
    Preferred Skills: 
    • Previous School Nursing Experience or experience providing healthcare to school-aged children
    • PALS certification
    • Monitor and maintain health screening/immunization information
    • Ability to multitask in a healthcare environment
    • Serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment

    Position Detail:
    • This is a per-diem (as needed) position.
    • These positions are on-call, as needed positions to fill in for our regular school nurse in their absence. There is no guarantee of hours with these positions. 
    • School hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Diversity and Inclusion

At Tower Hill School we believe that diversity and inclusion enrich the educational experience and strengthen our overall community. Varied perspectives are a source of strength, creativity, enrichment and renewal in the Tower Hill community. These values are found in both our mission statement and in our institutional goals. Learn more here.

Tower Hill School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Professional Development

Tower Hill faculty members are lifelong learners who embrace professional development opportunities. We believe that there is a moral imperative implanted in professional development as we teachers, coaches, aides, and administrators, in so many ways, play critical roles in the lives of our students. If learning is a lifelong process, and it is, educators must be paragons of scholarship and mentorship. In addition to in-service days offered throughout the year, teachers take part in Tower Hill Educators' (THE) Collaboratory each fall, a full day of professional development that features both guest and in-house workshop leaders. This event enables faculty members to gain a collective understanding of the complexities of teaching and learning. Teachers are also encouraged and supported to pursue workshops, conferences, diversity/equity/inclusion training such as the annual NAIS People of Color Conference, and other types of continuing education that further their craft. The Faculty Development Committee approves funding for the pursuits of individual teachers so that they can attend training opportunities in their own "zones of proximal development," making PD a perfect fit for each teacher's level of training. Teachers also have numerous opportunities to coach athletics, serve as student advisors, mentor student government groups and participate in the arts, as their professional goals and interests dictate.The noble commitment to ongoing professional development at Tower Hill School, evinced by the countless hours of school-supported training opportunities that educators seek out for themselves in their respective disciplines, is also endorsed by the founding of our Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in 2016.

About Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware, and the surrounding Brandywine Valley are known for a thriving corporate environment and a dynamic cultural landscape. Wilmington’s economy benefits from Delaware’s business-friendly financial laws and judicial system, and residents enjoy a very low tax structure and modest housing prices. The city is a national financial center for the credit card industry and hosts numerous large organizations such as DuPont, J.P. Morgan, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Incyte, AAA, Bank of America and Widener University Delaware Law School, as well as tech startups.  

Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, the Delaware Art Museum, Hagley, Trolley Square and the Riverfront are among the area’s many attractions, and Wilmington’s excellent fine dining scene was recently featured in Food + Wine magazine. The city’s direct highway access and Amtrak service link it easily to nearby Philadelphia, with Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., Delaware beaches and the Poconos located inside of a two hours’ drive.

Wilmington offers much to those who call it home, and Tower Hill faculty and parents find the area to be a great place to raise a family. Learn more.

Benefits of Employment at Tower Hill

 
Health & Wellness
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Access to Fitness Facilities  

Work-Life Balance
Paid Sick Time
Paid Personal Days
After School Program Included on specific days

Financial Security
Competitive Salary Band Structure
403(b) with Matching Component
Life Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Flexible Spending Account

Additional
Tuition Remission
50% Tuition Coverage for Graduate School
Lunch
Discounted Summer Camp