Work at Willow

3At 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.

Middle School Math Teacher & Department Chair

The Willow School, an independent school for Pre-K through grade 8, seeks a full-time Math Teacher for grades 5-8, to teach 6th grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. This job is for you if:

  • You’re a terrific middle school teacher.You’re positive, upbeat, collaborative, and you work intentionally to create mutually respectful relationships.  You have the energy that engages and inspires students of this age to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more.
  • You’re excited about math, and you can’t wait to share this excitement with students. You embrace your “mathness” and your ability to make math come alive, and to apply math to any and all subject areas.
  • You’re aspirational. Your idealism is showing! You set big goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to improve your own game.
  • You’re willing to get in the trenches. You understand that making progress in mathematics takes not only hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in the power of community. You know that the best education engages many partners working well together. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues and students alike.
  • You are an ethical person. At Willow, the bar is high for teachers and students as we all aspire to live a virtuous life.  You readily embrace this expectation and the engagement required from us all. 
  • You have a proven track record of doing challenging things.You know how to plan, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.
  • You’re eager to integrate our incredible buildings and 30+ acre campus into your teaching.Willow has a rich devotion to sustainability, and a respectful relationship with nature.  You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus toward stronger mathematical understanding.
  • You’re eager to connect mathematics to the local region and the world.Want to take students on field trips or otherwise make math relevant in the lives of students?
  • You have a wide range of interests and are ready to engage with students. While mathematics will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, advising, running an elective or after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

Does this sound like you? Then submit your materials right away. Please supply a resume and cover letter to A bachelor’s degree in math or the sciences is preferred, and great enthusiasm for teaching and learning mathematics is necessary.   

Substitute Teacher

The Willow School, an independent preschool through grade eight school in Gladstone, NJ, seeks educators to serve as daily substitute teachers. We are seeking candidates to substitute all subjects and grades, preschool- Grade 8. The appropriate candidates will join a highly dedicated team of educators. The ideal candidates will not only be talented elementary and middle school teachers but will be a solid fit for The Willow School’s mission and community. This position is available immediately and we are seeking multiple candidates.

The ideal candidate will:

● Substitute for teachers and teaching assistants
● Lead and reinforce lessons developed by the head teacher by reviewing materials with students
● Support the campus by performing tasks including but not limited to recess/lunch/dismissal duties, enforcing classroom/school rules
● Perform light classroom maintenance
● Assist with record-keeping, such as taking attendance
● Demonstrate outstanding teamwork and collaboration with all members of the Willow faculty
● Demonstrate outstanding communication skills with parents, students, and colleagues

The Willow School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants 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.

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.


Apply Fall 2022