Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Status: Full-time, Salaried
Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to serve as the Kindergarten class teacher in the Early Childhood Department. Candidates must possess a commitment to personal and professional development and an enthusiasm for collegial work. We offer mentoring, opportunities for professional development, and a workplace supportive of pursuing Waldorf certification. This position reports directly to the Director of Education.
This person will work as a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.
Waldorf Early Childhood teachers understand that children learn by imitation and strive to bring meaningful activities and movement, nourishing images and speech, and an attitude of soul and inner life that is worthy of imitation. Teachers are to guide the children toward self control, cooperation and social awareness, a mood of joy and harmony, and a feeling of belonging to the group as a whole.
All employees are subject to the requirements of the Employee Handbook. In addition, all teachers are required to teach the curriculum outlined in their grade-specific Scope and Sequence, available upon request.
Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:
Weekly Planning & Preparation of all classroom lessons and activities.
Lead daily activities such as circle, imaginative play, story, handcrafts, painting, baking, nature walks, snack, and outdoor activities.
Develop and maintain a safe, inclusive and harmonious environment that supports social-emotional development and learning.
Provide written reports for the student’s record to include, but not limited to:
Documentation of any classroom incidents, behavior of note, and developmental milestones.
Regular communication with colleagues and parents.
Conduct class parent meetings on a routine basis.
Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand Waldorf Education and child development.
Attendance and participation in weekly section meetings, faculty meetings and inservice workshops.
Service on at least one (1) faculty committee. First year teachers may be exempt from this requirement.
Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities.
Attendance at all-school meetings as indicated by administration.
Willingness to participate in the enrollment process of new students, particularly in discussions of student placement, student interviews, and class visits.
Participation in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development.
Attendance at Waldorf education summer training as identified as appropriate by the Director of Education.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Education or a related field
1 – 2 years previous classroom experience
Interest in and appreciation for Waldorf Education
Have completed, or interest in Waldorf Certification
Salary is scaled based on experience and education.
It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.