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Grades Music Teacher

Apr 18 2017 | Nevada Sage Waldorf School | Reno, NV

nevada sage waldorf School has an opening for a Grades Music Teacher. Our faculty is seeking a like-minded colleague who is committed to collegial collaboration, self-development, and excellence in teaching.

Job Description:

The Grades Music Teacher instructs students in grades 1-8 in several musical modalities:
• Pentatonic Instruments
• Recorder
• Voice/choir
• Woodwinds
• Symphonic Ensemble

The content of instruction will be determined, in part, by the skill set that the music teacher currently possesses and develops over time through professional development.

A Music Teacher is expected to be committed to and actively support the mission and educational goals of nevada sage waldorf School. The Teacher shall teach from a foundation of the Waldorf educational philosophy, and integrate this foundation with other current educational approaches. A Music Teacher is responsible for meeting the educational needs of assigned students and for providing appropriate instruction as prescribed by the nevada sage waldorf School curriculum and grade level standards.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the following areas: academic excellence, developmentally appropriate curriculum, consideration of individual student differences, development of social skills, thorough lesson preparation, artistic presentation and classroom management.

Expectations and Responsibilities

A Music Teacher shall participate in the development and improvement of the school’s pedagogy through an active role in faculty meetings and other events where faculty attendance is important (such as back-to-school night, festivals, parent education events, etc.). In order to continuously improve his/her teaching ability, a Music Teacher is expected to actively seek and participate in teacher enrichment opportunities, continuing education, workshops, reading publications, etc.

A Music Teacher is expected to actively engage parents in their children’s education, and shall provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding student’s growth, development and progress. The teacher shall foster healthy, positive relationships with each parent and among the parent group.

About Our School

nevada sage waldorf School is located in the sunny Reno-Tahoe area between the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range and within the beautiful high desert. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature year-round; skiing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking at nearby mountains, lakes and rivers. Reno also offers a thriving arts and cultural community. Lake Tahoe is only a 45-minute drive, and Rudolf Steiner College is two hours away. Combined with the unique opportunity for beauty, recreation, and growth that the Reno-Tahoe area offers, this is a foundational time to join our growing school.

At our school, you will find an amazing educational culture with engaged and happy students and a dedicated faculty. Our parents are enthusiastic and involved, and our board is supportive and visionary.

The school is 17-years-old and offers preschool through 5th grade, with plans to expand each year through 8th grade. As a Developing Member of AWSNA our school continues to grow under the guidance of the wider Waldorf school and Anthroposophical movement.

To learn more about our school, visit our website at NevadaSageWaldorf.org.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, curriculum vitae and three references to [email protected] Include “Grades Music Teacher” in the subject of the email. You are also welcome to call Kelli Anastassatos, Administrator, with any questions – 775-348-6622.

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