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The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is located in the Central New York region of New York state, just outside of the City of Syracuse in Onondaga County. The district has a total enrollment of about 2,700 students across five schools, which include three elementary schools (grades preK-4), one middle school (grades 5-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). 

Living and working in the Syracuse area has many benefits. The Central New York region offers four seasons of recreational opportunities, a variety of cultural and musical festivals, quiet suburbs and a vibrant downtown in the city of Syracuse, which offers affordable housing, unique restaurants and a variety of museums and fine arts venues.

Current Openings | Instructional Staff Information | Non-Instructional Staff Information | Administrators | Coaching Information

Current Openings

To apply for a position within the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District, candidates should apply through the Online Application System for K-12 Education (OLAS) or contact Tish Hauser at thauser@jd.cnyric.org. Jamesville-DeWitt is listed in the Central Region on OLAS.

Paper applications are also available for such non-instructional positions as food service workers and bus drivers by contacting the J-D school district at 315-445-8300.

For further information about openings in the Jamesville-DeWitt School District, email Peter Reyes, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, at directorofpersonnel@jd.cnyric.org.

Administrative

no current openings 

Contact Peter Reyes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at preyes@jd.cnyric.org.

Instructional 

New York State Certification Required

  • ELL Teacher, needed immediately 
  • Technology Teacher, 2024-2025 school year
  • Earth Science Teacher, 2024-2025 school year
  • Physical Therapist, 2024-2025 school year

Recruitment is ongoing for instructional substitutes for the 2023-2024 school year.  Please apply at olasjobs.org.

Non-Instructional

  • Food Service Helper, 2023-2024 school year
  • Bus Driver substitutes,  2023-2024 school year
  • Bus Attendant and Bus Attendant substitutes, 2023-2024 school year
  • Teacher Aide, 2023-2024 school year
  • Custodian substitutes, needed immediately, contact Jason Crawford at 315-445-8312

Recruitment is ongoing for non-instructional substitutes (teacher aide, clerical, food service and school monitor) for the 2023-2024 school year.

Instructional Staff Information

Salaries and Benefits | Professional Development Opportunities | Who is a J-D Teacher?

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District has an uncompromising commitment to excellence for all facets of its educational system. The district is known for its progressive programs, technology-rich schools and an array of programs geared to satisfy every student interest. Having a richly diverse student body that closely mirrors today’s society, our goal is to have just as diverse a faculty that encourages a challenging educational experience in a safe, nurturing environment.

The tremendous success of our students is due to the high-quality teachers that work here. We are dedicated to continuing to provide our students with teachers who are innovative, involved and lifelong learners. Our teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the many programs and benefits we offer for continuing education and professional growth.

Please take time to explore our website and learn why Jamesville-DeWitt offers an excellent opportunity for a career in education. Feel free to email me directly with any questions you may have about Jamesville-DeWitt.

Peter Reyes
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
directorofpersonnel@jd.cnyric.org
Phone: 315-445-8300

Salaries and Benefits

As a Jamesville-DeWitt faculty member, teachers are offered a wide variety of benefits and a highly competitive salary in an affordable community. Incremental increases are provided upon completion of graduate hours in education and upon receipt of a master’s and/or higher degree.

One of the most comprehensive health and dental plans is offered to district employees. An optional plan benefit allows pre-tax dollars—in an amount determined by the insured—to be deducted each pay period to cover deductibles and other medical expenses.

Teachers gain membership to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement Plan. This plan is considered to be one of the best available in the United States.

Professional Development Opportunities

Jamesville-DeWitt believes in the value of lifelong learning and offers a wide variety of professional growth opportunities. Being in close proximity to one of the finest higher learning institutions in the world, J-D has a strong relationship with Syracuse University. Through this partnership, teachers have the chance to complete their master’s and/or advanced degrees in education within the required time period for New York State Certification, with J-D absorbing much, if not all, of the cost. Syracuse University is only one of the exemplary institutions in Central New York that offers continuing education in the teaching field. There are approximately 40 colleges and universities within a 100-mile radius of Syracuse.

All of these higher educational institutions offer a wealth of opportunity. The pursuit of higher education is an expectation, rather than a dream, for our faculty. The colleges and universities that serve our community are able to meet very high expectations.

Jamesville-DeWitt’s mentoring program teams new staff members with a veteran staff member from the district. It is the first step in their comprehensive professional development program, designed to help make a smooth transition into their new role as a member of the J-D team.

The district puts a high value on the knowledge and opinions of its faculty. J-D employs the value of their expertise in its Shared Decision-Making Process. Each building has a team consisting of teachers, administrators and parents who discuss and make recommendations for decisions regarding their school and the district in general.

Study groups and summer mini-grants are also an option for teachers to pursue educational development on a more intense level.

J-D encourages and provides financing in support of its teachers attending educational conferences and seminars in New York state.

Jamesville-DeWitt takes every opportunity possible to support its faculty, providing a safe, pleasant and encouraging environment in which to work and learn in.

Who is a J-D Teacher?

A Jamesville-DeWitt teacher…

  • Is a life-long learner who comes to school everyday with the attitude that they will learn as much as they teach and welcome the knowledge.
  • Is a proud member of the school community and an active participant in the district’s direction for the future.
  • Is a person who celebrates diversity and incorporates it into lessons that will enrich the learning environment.
  • Sees every student as an individual.
  • Is passionate about the learning process and sees teaching as an art, a skill and an opportunity to have a positive influence on students, colleagues and the community in general.
  • Gets excited over the prospect of change.
  • Comes to the table with an open mind, prepared to offer thoughtful suggestions and positive commentary.
  • Works in a district that has strong community support and understands what it takes to keep that support going.
  • Is part of a team, cheering and supporting fellow teammates.
  • Is someone who insists on being part of a district that sets, and meets, high standards.
  • Goes home at night knowing that they somehow made a difference that day—and that it was appreciated.

Non-Instructional Staff Information

Salaries and Benefits

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District has an uncompromising commitment to excellence for all facets of its educational system. The district is known for its progressive programs, technology-rich schools and an array of programs geared to satisfy every student interest. Having a richly diverse student body that closely mirrors today’s society, our goal is to have just as diverse a faculty that encourages a challenging educational experience in a safe, nurturing environment.

The tremendous success of our students is due to the high-quality staff that work here. We are dedicated to continuing to provide our students with safe, supportive schools that are founded upon the efforts of our non-instructional staff.  The ability to provide custodial support, food service, transportation, and maintenance are integral parts of a students education and are respected accordingly at Jamesville DeWitt.  

Please take time to explore our website and learn why Jamesville-DeWitt offers an excellent opportunity for a career in education. Feel free to email me directly with any questions you may have about Jamesville-DeWitt.

Peter Reyes
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
directorofpersonnel@jd.cnyric.org
Phone: 315-445-8300

Salaries and Benefits

At Jamesville-DeWitt employees are offered a wide variety of benefits and a highly competitive salary in an affordable community.  One of the most comprehensive health and dental plans is offered to district employees. An optional plan benefit allows pre-tax dollars—in an amount determined by the insured—to be deducted each pay period to cover deductibles and other medical expenses.

Employees gain membership to the New York State Employees Retirement Plan. This plan is considered to be one of the best available in the United States.

Administrators

Salaries and Benefits

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District has an uncompromising commitment to excellence for all facets of its educational system. The district is known for its progressive programs, technology-rich schools and an array of programs geared to satisfy every student interest. Having a richly diverse student body that closely mirrors today’s society, our goal is to have just as diverse a faculty that encourages a challenging educational experience in a safe, nurturing environment.

The tremendous success of our students is due to the high-quality staff that work here. We are dedicated to continuing to provide our students with safe, supportive schools that are founded upon the efforts of our administrative staff.  Administrators are encouraged to grow and develop throughout their careers and provide implementation of our district Strategic Plan.

Please take time to explore our website and learn why Jamesville-DeWitt offers an excellent opportunity for a career in education. Feel free to email me directly with any questions you may have about Jamesville-DeWitt.

Peter Reyes
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
directorofpersonnel@jd.cnyric.org
Phone: 315-445-8300

Salaries and Benefits

At Jamesville-DeWitt administrators are offered a wide variety of benefits and a highly competitive salary in an affordable community.  One of the most comprehensive health and dental plans is offered to district employees. An optional plan benefit allows pre-tax dollars—in an amount determined by the insured—to be deducted each pay period to cover deductibles and other medical expenses.

Employees gain membership to the New York State Teachers Retirement Plan. This plan is considered to be one of the best available in the United States.

Coaching Information

Non-certified Teacher Information | Teacher Coaches (excluding Physical Education) | Fingerprinting Instructions | Interscholastic Postings

In order to provide quality coaches for secondary school athletes, New York state has established standards required of all coaches, volunteer and paid.  All costs associated with obtaining coaching certifications are the responsibility of the coach.

Non-certified teacher

Must complete the following to coach in New York state:

  • Fingerprinting (Instructions) processed through MorphoTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department.
  • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or3 years)
  • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years)
  • Child Abuse Course. Available through NYS Office of Child & Family Services.
  • Violence Prevention & Intervention (SAVE) workshop. Available through NYS Office of Child & Family Services workshops.
  • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification. (biennial basis – no cost)
  • Dignity for All Students Certification (DASA)
  • Completed Temporary Coaches license. Done through NYS TEACH. Renewed annually.
  • Completion of:  
    • Fundamentals of Coaching (NYS Specific)
    • First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches
    • Concussion in Sports
    • One sport-specific course of your choice.
      ***These courses must be completed within two (2) years of initial appointment.
  • Completion of:
    • Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Teaching and Modeling Behavior
    • Engaging Effectively with Parents
    • Sportsmanship
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Heat Illness Prevention
      ***These courses within five (5) years of initial appointment.

Teacher Coaches (excluding Physical Education)

Must complete the following to coach in New York state:

  • Fingerprinting (Instructions) processed through MorphoTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department. 
  • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or 3 years)
  • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years)
  • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification. (biennial basis – no cost)
  • Completion of:
    • Fundamentals of Coaching (NYS Specific)
    • First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches
    • Concussion in Sports
    • One sport-specific course of your choice.
      ***These courses must be completed within two (2) years of initial appointment.
  • Completion of:
    • Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Teaching and Modeling Behavior
    • Engaging Effectively with Parents
    • Sportsmanship
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Heat Illness Prevention
      ***These courses within five (5) years of initial appointment.

Fingerprinting Instructions

ORI TEACH is no longer in use. You must use the Service Code or URL below to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

  1. All fingerprinting required by the state Education Department for certification or employment in schools must be scheduled with MorphoTrust. There are three ways to schedule an  appointment:
    1. Log onto www.IdentoGO.com and enter the appropriate service code:
      • Applicant For: Certification
        • Service Code: 14ZGQT
      • Applicant For: Employment
        • Service Code: 14ZGR7
    2. Click on the appropriate URL below:
    3. Call MorphoTrust at: 877-472-6915 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Follow all instructions and make payment as necessary. The total fingerprint fee is $99.
    • Entity: DCJS
      • Fee: $75
    • Entity: FBI
      • Fee: $12
    • Entity: MorphoTrust
      • Fee: $12
    • Total Fee: $99
  3. If you have any questions, please contact the NYSED Fingerprint Helpdesk at: ospra@nysed.gov or call (518) 473-2998.

For questions about a coaching position, contact Frederick Wheeler, J-D’s Director of Health, PE, Nurses and Athletics, at fwheeler@jd.cnyric.org or 315-445-8345.

Interscholastic Postings

    • Varsity Football Assistant: Defensive Coordinator
    • Modified Girls Head Soccer Coach (2) positions available
    • Varsity XC Boys Head Coach
    • JV Boys Basketball Head Coach
    • JV Girls Basketball Head Coach
    • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach
    • Varsity Indoor Track Girls Assistant Coach
    • Varsity Head Boys Outdoor Track Coach
    • Varsity Head Girls Outdoor Track Coach
    • Modified Head Boys Swim Coach
    • Modified Girls Lacrosse Coach
    • Modified Girls Basketball Head Coach
    • Modified Boys Volleyball Head Coach

Preferred Credentials: New York Physical Education, Classroom Teacher Certification, and/or New York Coaching Certification; Successful previous coaching experience; Strong leadership skills. 

Salary: Commensurate with current coaching salary guide as established in the teacher contract and based on years of experience.

Application Procedure: Consideration of a candidate’s application requires Jamesville-DeWitt Coaching Application [PDF]Please print and return to Athletics Director Frederick Wheeler with:

New applications submit letter of interest, resume and copy of certifications. MUST have current New York State Coaching Certification at the time of application.

Apply by: June 26, 2024

Contact Person:

Frederick Wheeler, Director of PE, Health, and Athletics
Jamesville-DeWitt Central School
PO Box 606 Edinger Drive
DeWitt, NY 13214
fwheeler@jd.cnyric.org
315-445-8345