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First Grade

First Grade Teacher

Jan 03 2018 | Golden Bridges School | San Francisco

First grade teacher 2018-19
Golden Bridges School, San Francisco, CA

School Overview
Golden Bridges School is a small, groundbreaking school entering it’s 6th full school year in September 2018. GBS was founded by Waldorf-trained teachers and currently operates in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood serving preschool through third grade with 84 students and 19 staff members. The school intends to grow into a full preschool-8th grade school.

GBS is taking a fresh look at Waldorf education, asking what the children of today in San Francisco need from teachers and education in general. One major result of this question is the development of a robust outdoor curriculum. The kindergarten spends two days in an indoor classroom, two days at our urban farm 3 blocks away, and 1 day hiking in Glen Canyon. Our grades classes are indoors for Main Lesson in the morning and then spend most afternoons outside at our urban farm. 1st and 2nd grades often spend one full day a week outdoors in San Francisco’s parks.

We are also dedicated to becoming an anti-racist school, committed to social justice, internally and externally, that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We incorporate both anthroposophy and social justice in our weekly faculty meetings, where we delve deeper into exploring race, injustice, oppression and how urban Waldorf education can address these pressing issues. We ask that teachers be interested and on a path of exploring both anthroposophy and social justice.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are looking to hire a first grade teacher to join our strong staffing team. There is quite a bit of collaboration that happens between the grades, as well as a lot of freedom for the individual teachers, so we are very much interested in someone inspired to join a team.

Desired Qualities of a Candidate

Extremely flexible
Strong cultural competency and confidence working with diverse family backgrounds striving to create a community that is socially just and equitable.
Inspired to be part of a pioneering school. We are still very much in the creation phase and are looking for go-getter teachers to help build on the foundation of the school.
Previous experience in a grades teaching environment; preference to Waldorf-trained teachers, but this is negotiable
Ability and desire to collaborate with other teachers.
Inspired by teaching and learning outdoors
Confident in Waldorf curriculum and anthroposophy, enough to create a curriculum rather than regurgitate one. If new to Waldorf, then must come with a willingness to do continuing education in Waldorf curriculum.
Speaks a second language fluently

We look forward to hearing from all interested teachers from around the world.
Competitive salary and partial benefits available. We offer many opportunities for paid professional development as well as a strong, supportive community.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]school.org. Upon receipt of the cover letter, we will schedule a short phone call with a member of our Hiring Committee. Qualified applicants will then be invited to visit the school and faculty in the late winter and early spring. www.goldenbridgesschool.org
It shall be the operational policy of Golden Bridges School not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, or handicap in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This policy of non-discrimination covers school programs and activities, including but not limited to: academic, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and employment.

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