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First Grade

First Grade Class Teacher September 2018

Oct 11 2017 | Housatonic Valley Waldorf School | Newtown,CT

The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is seeking a Grade One class teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

Preferred candidates would have:
Waldorf Teacher Training and experience; a deep commitment to Waldorf principles; love of working with children and their parents; enthusiasm, energy, and good interpersonal/communication skills; the willingness to cultivate effective parent-teacher communication and parent education; the ability to participate in our active community life.

Our school prides itself on supporting all staff members in developing good interpersonal communication skills, to conduct self-evaluations and to set goals for the year. The Staff Development Committee supports professional training and workshops and provides support where needed.

HVWS is a pre-K through 8th Grade school, with two Early Childhood classes and three Parent/Child Playgroups. Specialty classes for Grades 1 through 8 include Spanish, German, Handwork, Eurythmy, Music, Strings, Folk Dance, Spacial Dynamics, Recorder Ensemble and Clay. Our Educational Support Group offers therapeutic services to children as needed. The school has a peaceful and joyful atmosphere, with professionally Lazure-painted classrooms and spacious playgrounds. Our vibrant and warm community sponsors Anthroposophical study groups, fairs, festivals, handwork groups, and parenting workshops.

HVWS was founded in 1989 and is a fully accredited member by AWSNA, CAIS and WECAN. We are 27 years old and entering an exciting phase of our growth and development, with a collaborative faculty and a strong, supportive Board of Trustees.

HVWS is part of an old colonial town community in the Housatonic River Valley, which is rich in history. With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Northeast, there are many forests, nature preserves, farms, lakes and rivers for our students to explore and enjoy. We're close to New York City and the Berkshire Mountains with their sophisticated cultural environments, as well as Anthroposophical communities in Spring Valley, NY; Harlemville, NY; and Great Barrington, MA.

We offer a competitive salary, tuition remission and a health plan.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, a brief biographical sketch and three letters of reference to [email protected] or mail to:

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

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