Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Purnell community. Our mission is to foster a learning environment where students are empowered to discover and develop their own unique potential, and have the ability to receive academic support specifically tailored to their needs. You’ll discover a community that is extremely dedicated to that mission!

We strive to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. Purnell respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

Current openings:

Secondary School Mathematics Teacher

Purnell School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Mathematics Teacher. This is a full-time, long-term position beginning in mid August, 2017. Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field (master's preferred) and should have experience teaching upper level mathematics ranging from from Algebra I through Calculus. A background and/or degree in special education or learning disabilities is strongly preferred.

Candidates should be able to advise students effectively and otherwise contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom. Candidates should support the mission of Purnell School to teach girls who learn differently. Click Here for more information.


School Psychologist in Residence

Purnell School seeks a dynamic, experienced and innovative individual to serve as the school’s full-time Psychologist in Residence beginning May 15, 2017.

The School Psychologist is an integral member of the Learning and Wellness Department, which consists of the Academic Dean, Learning Specialists, School Counselor and Dean of Students. S/he will collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, and health professionals to support and promote a culture of personal and institutional wellness at Purnell. With an emphasis on and understanding of how social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual health are related to teaching and learning, the school Psychologist provides support to students to help create a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for all students. S/he will live on campus in faculty housing within a dormitory in order to facilitate the therapeutic support of students in our program. Click Here for more information.


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