Are you an dedicated kindergarten teacher striving to support the progress of the movement toward ever greater authenticity and conscientiousness? Lake Champlain Waldorf School’s early childhood program is growing! Our well-established K-12 school is both grounded and innovative, rooted in a developmental curriculum and reaching into the future through an educational emphasis on social, racial, and environmental justice. We offer a vibrant learning community, a consistently strong and capable Board of Trustees, and a clear and collaborative governance structure. Our two campuses are located on over 25 acres in beautiful northern Vermont. In addition to offering a cornucopia of outdoor recreational possibilities, the area is a rich artistic and cultural center, and has a major University and several colleges. Come join an innovative team of faculty who are working to develop new models of teaching that serve the students of the 21st-century. Young people need now, more than ever, the capacities that are at the heart of our mission: creativity, compassion, collaboration, and problem-solving. Position Description Lake Champlain’s thriving Waldorf Early Childhood program was established in 1984 and is beginning to grow in new directions to meet the challenge of the new era. The Lead Teacher creates and holds the rhythm of the day, plans yearly curriculum, orders supplies, tends to the needs of the children and is responsible for parent communication. Our kindergarten teachers work with an assistant when there are 10 or more children in their class, and work together collaboratively to make decisions about the work of their branch. Salary and Benefits We offer a base salary of $41,170 plus increments for experience or additional qualifications. Employees also receive healthcare benefits, professional development funds, and tuition remission.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking lead teachers for 5-day Mixed Age Kindergarten and 3-day Preschool Classes for the 2021-2022 school year. The classes have healthy enrollment and experienced assistant teachers, and we expect to add a 5-day Preschool class for the 2022-2023 school year. We are a vibrant Waldorf school in historic Old Town Alexandria. While we have been in Northern Virginia for 20 years, we are moving into our long-term location on the banks of the Potomac River and are excited to start a new chapter in our school’s history. The parks in our neighborhood have a view of Washington, D.C., across the river. Our early childhood teachers are a strong part of our faculty circle and participate in weekly full faculty meetings and early childhood meetings. We value pedagogical study and discussion in both groups. We support Waldorf conference and professional development opportunities as much as possible by offering paid leave and financial assistance. Ideal candidates will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, the ability to work cooperatively with other teachers, and a love for children and teaching. We are seeking candidates who have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training at a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program or are enrolled in a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program and are receptive to mentoring. Enrolled candidates who make a three-year commitment to PCWS may be eligible for financial assistance towards completion of their training program. To apply: We look forward to receiving your application! The full position descriptions and employment application can be found on our school website, PotomacWaldorf.org. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed application to our Personnel Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org . Candidates are also welcome to contact us with questions.