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We're a community of educators dedicated to helping students develop a passion for learning while empowering them to become open-minded, principled citizens in a global community. Whitby’s staff and faculty are passionate about teaching because we ourselves are passionate about learning. From Professional Development to Professional Learning Communities, what better way to model a love of learning to our students than to embrace opportunities for growth ourselves?


Lauren Vilato

Lower School S.A.I.L. Teacher

Jenna Fox

Lower Elementary Teacher

Challenge is Just Another Word for Opportunity

Challenge is Just Another Word for Opportunity

Do you see challenge as an opportunity for growth? So do we. Our faculty and staff are encouraged to collaborate, reflect and challenge one another on a regular basis. Sure, sometimes these conversations can cause friction - but these open and honest exchanges help us to become out-of-the-box thinkers, and stimulate new and innovative ideas in education.

Current Job Openings

Position:  Director of Development

Date Effective:  July 2023

Reports to: Head of School

Responsibilities, Opportunities, and Challenges

In addition to embracing Whitby School’s mission, supporting its leadership, and representing the school at professional and public forums, the new Director of Development has a number of primary responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges:

  • Enhancing Whitby’s culture of philanthropy through constituent engagement and participation in the school’s various giving programs
  • Overseeing all aspects of the development program, including annual giving, capital campaigns, special events, and community relations
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to develop and implement a fundraising strategy
  • Serving as an active and engaged member of the Senior Administrative Team 
  • In partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications, developing a compelling case for philanthropic support and creating complimentary print and digital materials for prospects
  • Partnering with Whitby’s Parent Association to create and execute community-building programming
  • Strengthening the relationship with Whitby alumni, ensuring that they remain connected with their alma mater
  • Maintaining own solicitation portfolio
  • Overseeing the fundraising database and utilizing data to improve fundraising programs and cross-departmental processes
  • Managing the development budget

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • 5+ years of fundraising experience. Independent school experience is preferred but not required
  • The ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies
  • Respect for the importance of confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to equitable fundraising practices
  • Appreciation for an intimate school setting that is highly collaborative and hands-on
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers
  • A joyous spirit and a fine sense of humor

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A list of five professional references with the name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Sara Shulman

Search Consultant


Position:  Director of Information Technology

Division(s): All School 

Date Effective:  Fall 2022

Reports to: Head of School

  • A master's degree (preferred) or bachelor's degree in computer science or technology.  Experience in computer information systems, systems administration, systems engineering or equivalent work experience  
  • Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP networking, DNS, DHCP, Apple and Microsoft operating systems, endpoint protection, mobile device management
  • Basic understanding of most technology protocols, command line interface, scripting, programming languages, LDAP, Layer 3 Switching, Android, iOS
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting all types of technology in a networked environment
  • At least one technology certification from vendors such as Apple, CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco or demonstrated equivalent skillset
  • Experience working with Veracross or similar school information system
  • Demonstrated experience developing a large budget, procuring equipment in bulk and negotiating with vendors
  • Experience and interest in teaching and working with students and faculty colleagues
  • Experience with technologies that support both school infrastructure and classroom learning environments
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and teaching techniques that use technology
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Certified Google Educator or Apple Certified Teacher/Educator a plus
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example, coaching sports, advising extracurricular activities, supervising a computer club, coaching a robotics team, etc.

The Director of Information Technology is broadly tasked with overseeing and supporting all aspects of information technology across the Whitby community. The Director is responsible for managing a department that functions to provide comprehensive analysis, support, and solutions to all members of the Whitby community. In addition, the Director ensures the accessibility, security, confidentiality, and structural integrity of all the school’s data. The Director provides leadership in ensuring that requests for hardware and software are supported by current research in pedagogy and/or industry best practices, that they are consistent with the school system’s instructional technology plan and technology guidelines, and that they can work within the framework of the school’s infrastructure. 

  • Oversee maintenance of the school’s internal hardware and software infrastructure 
  • Oversee maintenance of external cloud-based services 
  • Manage all aspects of the school’s information system (Veracross), including general usage, maintenance, training, development, and troubleshooting across all departments and divisions and to all students and parents of the Whitby community
  • Ensure the sanctity, accessibility, security, and structural integrity of all the school’s data through procedures and policies that function to control access, support backups, and provide compatibility
  • Maintain all aspects of the network, including security, availability, access, performance, filtering
  • Procure new hardware and software to support the school’s technology initiatives. Manage the ongoing process of purchasing new hardware and software to replace broken or legacy equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain all aspects of the network, including but not limited to security, availability, access protocols, latency, bandwidth usage, and content filtering 
  • Provide ongoing technical advice, support, solutions, and training to all members of the Whitby community

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and an up-to-date resume to Jack Creeden, Head of School ( and Simone Becker, Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School ( Position available immediately.

The Whitby School seeks a full or part-time teacher for our Stepping Stones Program (18 months through three years). Candidates will have experience in curriculum design, possess knowledge/experience with early childhood, and demonstrate the ability to teach and engage a range of students at all learning levels. Knowledge of Montessori pedagogy and International Baccalaureate is preferred, but not required.

The teacher must be comfortable working within a team environment and will be encouraged to make positive contributions to all areas of child development while monitoring/assessing student progress. The incumbent must maintain close communication with the team teachers and parents while displaying energy, enthusiasm, and humor. Teachers will be expected to contribute and share feedback to parents during conferences and in written reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or working toward completion of degree
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented


Position: Science Laboratory Technician (Part-Time) 

Date effective: August 2023

Reports to: Middle School Science Curriculum Leader  


  • Has a degree or associate degree within a related field; 
  • Prior experience in a science laboratory; 
  • Knowledge and experience of utilizing OSHA standards and other ‘best practice’  resources in relation to laboratory set up and safety; 
  • Ability to work in a supportive and collaborative environment; 
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of technology; 
  • Satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background check;
  • Meets local or state health requirements. 

Summary of Position: 

The goal of this position is to support inquiry-based learning in lab and classroom  settings, and ensure that all lab activities are conducted in a safe manner. The  position's tasks involve supporting the work of science teachers and their students to  ensure that they: 

  • make the best use of the time they spend in the laboratory; 
  • use equipment safely; 
  • accurately record the results of their work. 

The role routinely involves providing technical support, ensuring that equipment is  functioning properly, resources are available, and both are ready to use. The right  resources are stocked and available for particular lessons. 

The laboratory technician will work closely with students to explain or demonstrate  experiments or how to use equipment, as well as helping teachers deliver a lab class to  students and supporting individual students during lab. 

The laboratory technician will be responsible to follow and administer the daily safety  and laboratory procedures as outlined in the Whitby Chemical Hygiene Policy. This  includes testing and cleaning of safety equipment, record keeping in a journal, and  labeling of equipment and chemicals.

Specific tasks vary according to the activities planned, however in general they  include: 

  • Liaising with MS academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements, and work plans in regard to scheduling and use of the lab; 
  • Contributing to science team and middle school faculty meetings; Liaising with LS academic staff to make appropriate MS science resources  available to LS teachers and students; 
  • Coordinating work in the laboratory to ensure efficient use is made of expensive  pieces of equipment; 
  • Running trials of experiments prior to classes and then demonstrating  techniques for experiments; 
  • Preparing equipment and chemicals before lessons - from test tubes to state-of-the-art microscopes; 
  • Ensuring that equipment and laboratory apparatus is properly maintained and  repaired; 
  • Record keeping, e.g. for students' practical sessions, tracking methods, results,  etc; 
  • Ensuring that equipment is properly cleaned and that chemicals, drugs and other  materials are appropriately stored; 
  • Cataloging evidence, photos, and recordings and making them available when  requested; 
  • Support and assist the work of teachers during classes and laboratory sessions  and giving technical advice to staff and students; 
  • Working with individual students and supporting them on lab and research  projects; 
  • Managing and organizing the stock of chemicals and equipment; Contributing to high-level research; 
  • Ensuring that the school’s health and safety procedures (CHP) are understood  and followed correctly by all using the science labs; 
  • Ensure that classes (students and teachers) clean up the lab after use; Maintain live plant and animal collection to facilitate their safe and humane treatment in a lab setting. 
  • When possible, to support staff professional development, and science field learning opportunities for students either by assisting in the opportunity, or supporting class activities (as a sub) on these days.


Position: Teacher

Division: Middle School Spanish

Date Effective: August 2023

Reports to: Head of Middle School



Whitby seeks an experienced, innovative Spanish teacher to join our middle school team of passionate educators in grades 5-8. We strive to provide excellence in Spanish language acquisition, as well as literature and culture instruction to students with a range of experiences, abilities, and passions.

At Whitby, students are active participants who drive the learning process through inquiry and reflection. In order to help students engage to their fullest potential, the Spanish department employs a holistic approach, committed to helping all students discover not only the skills, concepts and broader ideas surrounding language and literature, but also who they are as learners and as people.

Whitby offers differentiated Spanish instruction to all students from our toddler classes to grade 8. Classes are flexibly grouped into novice, intermediate, advanced, and mother tongue classes at each grade from 5 – 8. Classes focus on improving each student’s ability to comprehend and produce orally and through writing. Ideas presented in Spanish classes are rooted in a deep conceptual framework and placed within larger global contexts to help students make sense of the world around them. Students examine multiple genres and text types through reading and writing. Peer and self-assessment, teacher conferencing, and total immersion are key components of our program. 


A willingness to share and listen with colleagues, respect and trust when working with others, and a passion for Spanish language and Hispanic culture are a must.



  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary/secondary education or a related field
  • Is a native Spanish speaker
  • Has a minimum of three years of experience teaching
  • While not essential, IB MYP experience would be a plus
  • Willingness to engage in IB MYP training and professional development both inside and outside of the regular teacher calendar
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background check 



  • Engages students in active learning
  • Promotes a “hands-on and minds-on” culture of thinking, stimulates inquiry into local, regional and global issues from multiple perspectives and develops the understanding that the opinions of others may also be right.
  • Challenges students to become life-long learners by taking risks and reflecting on their experiences
  • Delivers differentiated instruction based on identified student needs and learning styles
  • Utilizes a range of teaching techniques effectively and inquiry-based instruction whenever appropriate
  • Engages collaboratively with members of the English Department and the school faculty
  • Integrates a variety of resources effectively to enhance instruction
  • Communicates in a clear, inviting, respectful, and caring manner with students
  • Institutes effective classroom management routines; utilizes positive discipline techniques and displays awareness of the whole classroom
  • Builds a strong sense of personal and social responsibility that sets the foundation for a balanced lifestyle and encourages service to others, our community and our environment.
  • Promotes international-mindedness throughout our curriculum by exploring our diversity of culture, language and experience while gaining insights from the unique perspectives of our host culture.
  • Develops the use of technology as a learning tool within the classroom and as an extension of the classroom when appropriate.


  • Administers varied and flexible strategies and tools for assessment
  • Applies assessment results to inform instruction
  • Identifies prior knowledge and developmental preparedness
  • Plans for and clearly communicates the nature of assessment tasks that link to the instructional goals set for student learning in accordance with the assessment policy
  • Communicates assessment results and utilizes these results in goal-setting with all stakeholders frequently and effectively
  • Keeps accurate records of student assessment data and achievement
  • Writes accurate school progress reports to inform and document learning


  • Utilizes assessment data to plan teaching and learning
  • Promotes the acquisition of concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • Develops plans that are differentiated based on students’ needs, learning styles and learning goals
  • Prepares plans that include short-term and long-term student goals
  • Reflects on teaching and learning and uses recorded reflections to inform future learning

Classroom Environment

  • Creates a safe, inviting, clean and organized environment that invites interaction and where materials are accessible to students.
  • Provide an open-minded, supportive and caring atmosphere through a climate of commitment, empathy, respect and open communication.
  • Promotes student ownership of learning and independence through the thoughtful organization of the classroom
  • Fosters an environment that accommodates various learning styles
  • Displays student work

Professional Conduct

  • Actively supports the mission of the school and models the IB Learner Profile
  • Follows through in essential agreements and adheres to the established policies, procedures and guidelines of Whitby School
  • Acts professionally at all times to represent the school appropriately including in social contexts and in social media
  • Contributes to community building and positive morale by participating actively in whole school initiatives including the co-curricular and wellness programs of the school
  • Participates in committees and meetings displaying focus and dynamism
  • Actively collaborates with colleagues
  • Takes responsibility for all students.
  • Demonstrates an inquiring attitude and life-long learning by actively seeking out PD opportunities inside and outside of the school
  • Communicates openly and constructively
  • Encourages parent and family involvement in each student’s learning to enhance the success of our programs
  • Respects the confidentiality of all school data and student information
  • Positively and effectively resolves conflicts between and among team teachers and colleagues


Whitby School is a community of educators dedicated to helping students develop a passion for learning while empowering them to become open-minded, principled citizens in a global community. Whitby’s staff and faculty are passionate about teaching because we ourselves are passionate about learning.

Whitby, a coeducational N-8 IB/ Montessori school in Greenwich, CT,  seeks an experienced and dynamic Leave replacement for our grade 4 classroom beginning August 2023.  This is a co-teaching role. The successful candidate will be teaching with another Whitby teacher in the classroom;

Position:       Lower Elementary Grade 4 teacher

Department:  Lower School

Dates effective:  August 21 - November 21

Reports to:  Head of Lower School 



  • Embracing and fulfilling Whitby's mission statement;
  • Minimum of BA college degree from an accredited college/university;
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise with Lower School, preferably grade 4
  • Excellent work ethic and strong communication skills; and
  • Satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background check.

Whitby is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who have experience with children to work as substitute teachers.

Experienced candidates should hold a degree. Experience or knowledge of Montessori education and/or International Baccalaureate is highly desirable; all positions require team teaching and strong collaborative skills.

Some of the areas for substitute teaching include:

  • Infant-Toddler Teachers (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
  • Early Childhood Teachers (Ages 3-5 years)
  • Elementary Teachers (Ages 6-10)
  • Middle School Teachers (Grades 5-8)
  • Learning Specialists (Special Education, Math Specialists, Gifted and Talented)
  • Special Area Teachers (Art, Music, Drama, Foreign Language, and Physical Education


Whitby School uses the services of E-Verify® during the employment candidate screening process. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Whitby is committed to supporting a diverse community.  In keeping with this commitment, Whitby abides by applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate in any of its policies or educational programs on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability or any other category protected by law.