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High School Spanish Teacher (Long Term Substitute)

Dec 22 2017 | Shining Mountain Waldorf School | Boulder, Colorado

Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic High School Spanish teacher for a long term substitute position beginning April 16, 2018 through June 10, 2018. The High School Spanish Teacher teaches Spanish part-time to grades 9 through 11.

Candidates must be fluent and literate in Spanish and possess interest in Spanish language literature. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf High School are preferred. Candidates will be enthusiastic about teaching languages out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education, be committed to working with adolescents and be familiar with teaching using Comprehensible Input. A good sense of humor, integrity, and collaborative nature is a must for this environment. Candidates will have a proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues. Also required is a strong interest in teaching cultural competency and in fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

SMWS is celebrating its 35th year of bringing Waldorf education to beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. There is an active Anthroposophical community in the Denver/Boulder area.

SMWS is a Pre-K through 12 school with a current enrollment of 300 students for the 2017-2018 school year. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum. which includes two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and orchestral music and chorus. The majority of our full time faculty are Waldorf trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators.

Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour drive from Denver. It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world class ski areas, and many national parks and forests.

The parent body is supportive, well informed, and involved. Our Board of Trustees is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the Faculty. We have a strong administrative function with a School Director, Pedagogical Director, Admissions Director, Development Director, Business Director, and Facilities Manager.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to [email protected]

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