Work at Willow

At Willow, we believe that every learning experience should have an intellectual and ethical purpose. We believe that experiential learning that is joyful, inquiry-based, and relevant to children’s lives forms the foundation students need to achieve academic excellence. We believe schools should “walk the talk” when it comes to ethical living, which is why our Virtues Program is embedded into everything we do.

If our approach to education resonates with you, please apply to current openings.

Full-time First Grade Assistant Teacher

The Willow School, an independent preschool through grade eight school in Gladstone, New Jersey, seeks a highly qualified first-grade assistant teacher for the 2020-21 school year. Appropriate candidates will join a highly dedicated team of lower school homeroom and specials teachers. The ideal candidate will not only be a talented elementary school teacher but will be a solid fit for The Willow School’s mission and community.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Assist the head teacher by performing tasks including but not limited to recess/lunch/dismissal duties and enforcing classroom/school rules
  • Perform other duties including but not limited to developing, organizing, and implementing lessons under the supervision of the head teacher
  • Maintain classroom supplies
  • Perform light classroom maintenance
  • Assist with record-keeping such as taking attendance
  • Reinforce lessons presented by the head teacher by reviewing materials with students
  • Demonstrate outstanding teamwork and collaboration with all members of the Willow faculty
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills with parents, students, and colleagues
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in early Childhood or Elementary Education or extensive experience in elementary school settings
  • Experience and training in Montessori approach a plus

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Part-time After School Teacher

Are you interested in working with children and their families? The Willow School, a preschool through eighth-grade independent school in Gladstone, NJ is currently hiring a part-time teacher for our After Care program.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists with providing activities for school-aged children
  • Assists with implementing recreational, educational, and social activities
  • Helps provide basic nutritional services to children; serves snacks based on established guidelines; performs cleanup and food storage
  • Helps maintain facilities in a clean and orderly condition
  • Helps prepare teaching, craft, and other materials
  • Participates in and encourages play activities with the children

Hours will be Monday through Friday from 2:15-5:30pm.

Please send cover letter and resume to

Part-time Substitute Teachers

The Willow School, an independent preschool through grade eight school in Gladstone, New Jersey, seeks highly qualified substitute teachers for the school year. Appropriate candidates will join a highly dedicated team of teachers of all grade levels. Our school curriculum centers on ethics, ecology, and excellence. Ideal candidates will resonate with this approach. Previous teaching experience required.

Please send cover letter and resume to

The Willow School seeks to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


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