Reasons to Consider Teaching at MDA:

  1. MDA has a professionally motivated staff that pulls together to achieve school goals.

  2. MDA teachers deliver a rigorous curriculum based on the Common Core standards.

  3. The Board of Directors is committed to supporting and monitoring MDA achievement of high educational standards to the maximum possible.

  4. Panama City offers unique experiences nearby, including extensive beaches (Caribbean and Pacific), mountains, rivers, jungle, and Latin American travel destinations.

  5. A school calendar with extended breaks throughout the school year that facilitates travel. Excellent beaches, mountains, river delta and other weekend destinations are close by.

  6. Panama City has a nice climate, if you enjoy hot weather.

  7. Professional fulfillment can be enhanced by institutional support for teacher initiatives. It is often easy to get administration’s support for initiatives because of limited levels of supervisory oversight (two grade-level teachers, one principal, Judaic Director, Head of School).

  8. Housing in upscale neighborhoods in Panama City (foreign hire staff).

  9. Many people in Panama speak English, which makes interactions with the extended Panamanian community easier.

  10. Rich school culture that embodies Panamanian culture and Jewish culture.


If you are interested in exploring employment with MDA, please send your current resume and a cover letter to Human Resources (

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Taskforce on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

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