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Grades Assistant Teacher

May 31 2017 | Waldorf School of Lexington | Lexington

Waldorf school of lexington (WSL), now in its 46th year, is seeking a Grades Assistant Teacher to commence in September 2017. This is a part-time, hourly position, working from 8:00–10:30 a.m. throughout the school year. Additional hours may include snack and lunchtime recess supervision.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a B.A. degree; demonstrated interest in the philosophy and methods of Waldorf education; elementary teaching experience; energy, commitment, and vitality for working with elementary aged children; and the ability to take direction from, and work closely with, the Lead Teacher. Waldorf training and/or teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities
The Grades Assistant supports the Lead Teachers in grades 1 (or 2) in the following ways:

*Helping with setting up and arranging the classroom each morning; helping with cleanup. *Assisting and supporting the Lead Teacher when children arrive each morning, during class, snack, and recess. *Being an attentive and helpful presence for the Lead Teacher and the children. *Helping children to help themselves as they get prepared during transitions, work with their materials, do bookwork, etc. This may involve correcting pencil grip, making certain children are sitting correctly in their seats, etc. *Joining in and participating in some classroom activities, speech work, flute work, etc. *Serving as another set of “eyes” for the Lead Teacher, observing children on all levels – academically, physically, socially, etc. *Working with students individually who need extra help as directed by the Lead Teacher. *Assisting in classroom management as needed, including assisting in resolving behavioral/social disputes. *Helping to supervise recess duty, learning how the Lead Teacher works with the class during free play and then assuming more leadership responsibilities during the course of the year. *Supervising children when needed. *Taking over leadership of the class to cover for the Lead Teacher when she is out. *Meeting periodically with the Lead Teacher. *Additional responsibilities as needed.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf document addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to [email protected]

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