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First Grade

Grade One Teacher

Apr 21 2017 | City of Lakes Waldorf School | Minneapolis

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a fully qualified and inspired teacher to join our faculty as the first grade teacher in the 2017-18 school year. Qualified candidates will have completed a college degree and Waldorf teacher training through a recognized institute. Candidates must have experience in the classroom, a strong commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We seek individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation and to working out of Anthroposophy. City of Lakes Waldorf School is dedicated to educating the whole child through an artistic and developmental approach. We seek colleagues who share these goals and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child.

City of Lakes Waldorf School believes that a diverse community and the practice of inclusiveness strengthen the educational experience and foster the essential element of respect that prepares students to live and work in a global environment, and contribute to the well-being of all humanity. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive community that respects and affirms each of its members, honoring their diversity of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, family structure, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, and unique learning styles. City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks colleagues who share these beliefs, and who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse and inclusive community.

Our School and Community
City of Lakes Waldorf School is an accredited, full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS). We offer a preschool to Grade 8 education for 270 students, including Spanish, movement and games, eurythmy, handwork, woodwork, circus and music (recorder, strings and chorus) and after school sports programs. Our parent/child program introduces young families to Waldorf education.

Our experienced and creative faculty, led by the College of Teachers, is dedicated to excellence in Waldorf education and the development of curriculum to reflect our diverse, urban community. Our school celebrates its 28th anniversary in 2016 and is engaged in implementing a strategic plan and master plan for the future. Our board of trustees and talented and dedicated parent community support our 50 full and part time members of the faculty and administrative staff.

Our school is located in a beautiful stone building (circa 1925) in a lively urban neighborhood just blocks from downtown Minneapolis. The school resides on what is known as “Eat Street” – home to a large number of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. We are within walking distance to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and have convenient access to the cultural features of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, including nationally acclaimed symphony and chamber orchestras, theatres, art, science and children’s museums. Minneapolis is a beautiful city encompassing lakes, rivers and creeks and containing an extensive network of parks for walking, biking and opportunities for a myriad of outdoor activities in all seasons. Minneapolis is consistently ranked as one of the top Bike-Friendly cities in the United States. Our school enjoys an association with the Minnesota Waldorf School across the river, several community farms, a chapter of the Anthroposophical Society, and the Novalis Institute which provides adult education and Foundation Studies to our community.

Qualifications and Benefits
Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of teaching experience, a love of children and a commitment to working out of anthroposophy. Full time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, retirement, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary of $40,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

To Apply
Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Questions may be directed to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or [email protected] or Marcee Hansen, Faculty Chair at [email protected]

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