Desert Academy is an IB World School whose mission is to inspire and prepare each student to achieve personal and academic excellence. The exciting backdrop of Santa Fe adds to the dynamic academic environment created by the professional faculty and staff, engaged and enthusiastic students, and an involved parent body. Desert Academy is proud to employ teachers who share our values, support our vision, and help us achieve the mission of our school. Our teachers fully support the ethos and educational approach, both in theory and in action.

Desert Academy’s recruitment process is rigorous and ensures that new hires are the best match for our school and community. We seek teachers from diverse backgrounds who continually expand their subject knowledge and technology prowess, integrate new ways of teaching, and share their love of learning. We seek teachers who are willing to participate in extracurricular activities, ongoing collaboration, curriculum planning within and across subject disciplines, and professional development. Candidates experienced in collaborative planning, measuring student learning against set criteria, and the International Baccalaureate are valued. Teachers must be fully competent in their field, with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in the teaching subject, and a commitment to meet the requirements of the International Baccalaureate.

Desert Academy is interested in receiving applications at any time.

For all administrative and teaching positions, please submit the following documents to

Shona Casey,

 •   Cover letter
•    Resume with end/beginning years
•    3 references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers

•    3 written recommendations already in your possession (not required)

Upon completion of the interview process, candidates will be asked to submit;
•    A scanned copy of your undergraduate degree with transcripts
•    A scanned copy of your teaching license (if applicable, not required)

Current Opportunities

Teachers are encouraged to apply, especially in areas of math, physics, and science.