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First Grade

Grade One Class Teacher

Jul 17 2017 | Toronto Waldorf School | Greater Toronto Area

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
Toronto Waldorf School, founded in 1968, serves over 290 students and their parents from birth through Grade 12. We are located just north of Toronto, Ontario on about 20 acres including a large wooded area and a section of protected ecological ravine. We serve a diverse multicultural community.

Our unique building was designed to be a Waldorf school from the ground up. We have a large and dynamic faculty and staff, with a diverse mix of experience and backgrounds. Several anthroposophically-based organizations work alongside us on our campus including a residence for seniors, an anthroposophically-based medical practice, and the Rudolf Steiner Centre for adult education.

Our school is accredited by AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and we offer an Ontario Ministry of Education High School Graduation Diploma which enables University and College entrance, along with our Waldorf Diploma in Grade 12.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Successful experience as a Waldorf Class Teacher.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to bring forward the full Waldorf curriculum.
• Demonstrated ability to work with parents to support their understanding of Waldorf education, and to meet their questions and needs as parents in the elementary school years.
• Waldorf Teacher Education certification, or a B.Ed with an interest in becoming Waldorf certified.
• Minimum University Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Responsibilities
• Teach main lesson, painting, crafts, and possibly other subjects.
• Plan special curriculum related activities, eat snack and lunch with class.
• May be required to teach lesson(s) in other classes.
• Evaluate each child’s academic, emotional and social progress and report to parents regularly through written reports and interviews.
• As part of the Lower School and full Faculty contribute to pedagogical, child, and curriculum study.
• Lead regular Parent Evenings and work one-on-one with parents to help facilitate a more thorough understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and child development.
• Perform a designated number of duties, recess and administrative, in addition to teaching responsibilities.
• Attend all faculty meetings and assist with open houses and other school events wherever possible.
Compensation
Salary is determined based on years of experience. Benefits plan includes RSP contribution, health and dental coverage, and tuition remission.

APPLICATIONS:
Please send resumes by email to [email protected] or by mail to
Toronto Waldorf School
9100 Bathurst Street, Suite 1
Thornhill, Ontario
L4J 8C7

We will initiate interviews as soon as we receive qualified applicants. Deadline August 1, 2017. We thank all candidates in advance. We will contact only those selected for an interview.

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