Grades Class Teacher

$42,000 - $53,000 yearly
  • Richmond Waldorf School
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Apr 11, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The teacher will plan, organize, and implement appropriate instruction that follows our school curriculum, which is rooted in Waldorf pedagogy and embraces today’s culture in a manner that is inclusive, compassionate, and nurturing. The class teacher serves as the leader of the class community and oversees its educational, social, and practical functions. As a RWS teacher, you will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and administrators to create a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and personal potential. 

Responsibilities 

  • Researches the curriculum and methodologies for the grade level being taught to engages students in appropriate intellectual, artistic, practical, and social activities

  • Creates the year’s main lesson block plan and plans for on-going classes (language arts, math, painting, modeling, form drawing, etc.) and reviews the effectiveness of blocks presented to the class

  • Prepares appropriate activities, trips, and outings to effectively instruct the class

  • Presents lessons that are inspired by and expressive of Waldorf pedagogy

  • Nurtures the class community of students, parents and colleagues

  • Maintains positive relationships with parents, responds to all parent communication, and proactively considers future concerns

  • Maintains positive, professional relationships with colleagues and responds to all concerns

  • Collaborates with specialty teachers to support their work with the class

  • Prepares for bi-annual parent-teacher conferences and schedules other parent conferences, as necessary

  • Coordinates a minimum of 3 parent evenings per year

  • Works with colleagues in faculty and section meetings

  • Works with parents and volunteers in committee meetings, task forces, and on projects 

  • Make use of rubrics for conferences, submit quarterly and semester reports (middle school), and submit end-of-year reports 

  • Writes student recommendations as needed

  • Works with mentor at least bi-weekly (for teachers in their 1st year of teaching their subject and/or at RWS weekly meetings with an advisor will be arranged) 

  • Engages in on-going professional and personal growth

  • Attends and participates in Open Houses, Festivals, school Events, all-school work days

  • Prepares substitution plans for main lessons and for on-going classes

  • Substitutes for specialty classes when needed

  • Conducts interviews of potential students and meets with their parents

Requirements
  • Ability to learn content of lessons, present it appropriately, develop relevant assignments

  • Ability to meet students' academic, social, and emotional needs

  • Ability to manage the class and to provide appropriate guidance and discipline 

  • Strong human relations skills with children and adults 

  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with colleagues, parents and volunteers

  • Clear and timely communication with parents and colleagues

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working with Anthroposophy to provide a Waldorf education