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HUMANITIES TEACHER (English Concentration)

Feb 14 2017 | Monadnock Waldorf School | Keene, NH

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full time high school Humanities teacher for Fall 2017 to teach morning lesson blocks and ongoing skills classes in English (with some history possible). Blocks include: Story of Drama and The Novel (9th grade), Art of Poetry and the Odyssey (10th grade), Parzival and Hamlet (11th grade), and The Birth of American Literature and Goethe’s Faust (12th grade). Skills classes include vocabulary, grammar, composition, short story, study skills, the Art of the Essay.

The ideal candidate will have completed or currently be enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher education program. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education—and who are committed to working with adolescents. Candidates with previous HS teaching experience receive preference, especially if it is Waldorf HS experience. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area, Masters or PhD preferred. Additional interests and skills in theater, the arts, movement, outdoor education, and student social initiatives will benefit a candidacy.

For the right candidate or new teacher seriously interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, MWS supports Waldorf training and provides extensive in-school mentorship and support. We also invite teachers to apply who may be interested in administrative work combined with a reduced teaching load. And we welcome candidates interested in teaching guest blocks.

Full-time positions receive benefits and generous tuition remission for faculty children. To apply, please send or email: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) biographical sketch, and 4) three references to: Karl Schurman & Gretchen Murray, High School Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf High School, 146 School Street, Keene, NH 03431: [email protected], [email protected]

ABOUT MONADNOCK WALDORF SCHOOL: Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since its founding in 1976. With the addition of our high school seven years ago, we now enroll approximately 190 children N/K-12 on three campuses. We are located in the city of Keene, in the beautiful and vibrant southwest corner of New Hampshire, where the natural world is close at hand. The “Elm City” and its surrounding towns and villages offer the best of modern New England living. With a rich cultural life, a strong tradition of community non-profit engagement, a healthy and diverse business and commercial sector, all coupled with a low cost of living, the Monadnock Region is a special place. (For some views of our lovely region, please click on the following video link for Aerial Monadnock, made by a member of the MWHS Class of 2013, our first graduating class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsn2AVL-7Ks

Our high school’s mission is to awaken the power of observation, educate the ability to think critically and freely, cultivate faculties for independent judgment, and inspire a capacity for responsible action. We are dedicated to nurturing young human beings who will be capable of contributing fully to the tasks of life with courage, compassion, and conviction. We strive to foster wholeness and lifelong well-being through awakening an abiding love and interest in the world while cultivating the gifts and strengths that are unique to each individual student. Our pioneering high school has a dynamic and committed core faculty, and rich collegial life.

MWS is an accredited member of AWSNA and NEASC, and a member of WECAN. To learn more about our school, please visit the MWS website: www.monadnockwaldorfschool.org.

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