12 Jan

Message from Kathy Christoph, MS Principal

Folks,

Dwight-Englewood School is undertaking a process in which we are engaging to hire our Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice.A draft job description is provided below for your general information. We have invited two Senior Search Consultants from Carney Sandoe & Associates to help support our national search.  Sherry and Jennifer will be on campus Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th to meet with various student, alumni, faculty, staff and parent groups to learn more about our community and our needs as well as our dreams.  Clinton Carbon, our now-retired Director of Multicultural Affairs, moved our community forward in many wonderful ways.  It is vital that we build on his good work and take the next step forward with staffing and programming for school equity and social justice.

There will be an open time on Thursday, January 19 from 7:30-9:00 pm in Hajjar Auditorium for parents to come in and share their thoughts and perspectives. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Diane Cebulski at cebuld@d-e.org.

First Draft:
Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice (Job Description)

Dwight-Englewood School, a Pre-K-12 School in Englewood, New Jersey located in the greater New York City area, seeks to hire a Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice to commence July 2017.  This is a senior administrative position and will report directly to the Head of School. This exciting position calls for a collaborative and visionary educational leader to oversee equity and social justice initiatives and work with students, faculty, parents, administrators and trustees.  The Director will facilitate, promote, and supervise the work school wide.  It is essential that the Director have an in-depth knowledge of and deeply held commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice as demonstrated through practice and experience.

This is an exciting next step for the School – an opportunity to continue our growth and understanding as a community.  The two consultants will hold several conversations over the two days to gather information from parents, students, faculty, staff, Board members, and alums. After shifting through it, they will present their findings and position statement to Dr. DeJarnett, after which we will begin an interviewing/hiring process. Again, please RSVP (cebuld@d-e.org) if you plan on attending.

Make MLK Day even more meaningful this year: Next Monday, on January 16, 2017 (MLK Day), D-E will be hosting an All-School Food Packing Day at Modell’s Sports Complex, to benefit a local Bergen County food pantry. This is a fun and worthwhile community-building event for D-E families of all ages. For more details, including volunteer sign-up information, click here or go to https://www.d-e.org/page/news-detail?pk=861071&fromId=198817 . If you have questions please email Director of Student Activities Maya Gunaseharan at: gunasm@d-e.org.

A quick note that the Parents’ Association (PA) is once again hosting their “Bulldogs FoodRaiser” on Wednesday, January 18. All proceeds benefit D-E student activities; students will be able to pick lunch items from specialty vendors Kimchi Smoke, Biddy O’Malley’s, Food for Life, and many more. All entrees are $5.00 each; desserts start at $1, and all items are cash only.  Please be prepared when your child(ren) asks you for some extra money for this “fun”draiser! Lunch will still be available from FLIK for students who do not wish to purchase food from the FoodRaiser. Click here for the FoodRaiser flyer (PDF).

The PA is also hosting Book Discussions in late January.  You may already have heard about these gatherings from your PA Class Rep(s) and more information is coming soon from the PA.   You can go ahead and RSVP now; click here or go to: http://survey.d-e.org/book-discussions/