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Founding High School Teacher

Aug 15 2017 | - | Twin Cities, Minnesota

Founding High School Teacher

The Twin Cities is home to two thriving Waldorf grade schools, but does not yet have a Waldorf high school. We seek to fill that gap by opening the doors of our high school initiative in the fall of 2018. We are looking for an active individual of vision and commitment, to be our founding high school teacher. An individual capable of guiding our initiative to unfolding into a solid Waldorf high school. With participation from the high school board, this key position will play an important part in the development of our high school programs and identity.

We want to offer the gift of a Waldorf high school education to students who are sorely in need of a holistic education that instills a lifelong love of learning, upholds values of diversity and inclusion, and supports the individual journey of each and every child. As a new school, we are not yet accredited by AWSNA, but intend to work toward that goal from the start.

Position Summary:
The founding teacher will oversee the preparation of the high school space, staffing and programs for a fall 2018 opening. They will also ensure that all classes and programming for the first 9th grade class are in alignment with AWSNA. Together with the board of directors the new founding teacher will be responsible for:

• Helping to craft and articulate the vision of the Twin Cities high school
• Hiring, training and retaining teachers for subject classes
• Creating strong bonds with our students and their parents
• Assisting with marketing efforts
• Collaborating with the Board of Directors and sub-committees

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this full-time position will be an experienced teacher, hold a bachelor's degree and Waldorf training certificate for high school teaching. We are looking for an individual with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a passion for guiding upper grades students to their highest potential. We require a strong communicator to promote parent education, collegial cooperation, and for connecting with the wider community. Since this is a brand new school, our ideal candidate will have strong organizational and problem-solving skills, capacity for setting and achieving goals, and an approachable leadership style.

About the Twin Cities
Located in the Twin Cities Metro area, the school will be surrounded by a thriving community of nearly 3 million people. The Twin Cities has a strong diversified economy; affordable housing, robust arts, music and theater; an excellent post-secondary education system, including the University of Minnesota; nearby wilderness areas; and a high quality of life.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references with contact information to [email protected] Indicate Founding Teacher in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a leader of our Twin Cities high school!

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