1st Grade Teacher (2024/25)
Come join us and enjoy the warm embrace of an enchanting, nurturing geography and community. Wishing Well School is hiring for the shootings stars in our First Grade classroom for the 2024/25 school year.
Located in the Central Coast of California, we are fortunate to live in a rare, beautiful geography, ranking in the top ten for health and happiness in national surveys. A few steps off of campus, hiking trails and destinations in nature's playground can be found. Established 16 years ago, we have experienced healthy growth in recent years and now serve nearly 150 students, offering Preschool – 8th grade. We are a Member of WECAN and are a Registered Initiative with AWSNA. We are an energetic school with a creative, “can do” spirit. We enjoy a warm, collaborative atmosphere among colleagues, where playful joy scaffolds the good work we do together. We are blessed with an active parent body, a supportive Board, and a caring, collaborative faculty.
Why Wishing Well is the right next step for you:
*** Engagement: As a growing program, new faculty will have the opportunity to engage in the collaborative journey of imagining, shaping, creating, and nurturing a growing school. Your voice and vision are a welcome addition.
*** Fulfillment: We believe in the symbiosis between the wellbeing of our school and the wellbeing of our faculty and staff. Your personal fulfillment, life balance, and synchronicity of spirit matter.
*** Support: A supported faculty is one piece in achieving the highest potential and fulfillment of both the individual and the school as a whole. We accomplish this through providing ample teacher development opportunities and in-house mentorship.
*** Community: We are a thoughtful, caring community of faculty, administration, Board, and families that strives for open, respectful communication. We have fun together, take care of each other, and feel grateful for the blessed magic we enjoy.
*** Quality of life: Because of the unique easy-going, high quality of life, California’s Central Coast is one of the most desirable areas in which to live. The natural beauty is legendary, the pace of life is tempered, and many modern stressors are kept at bay. The area has much to offer to outdoor enthusiasts (surfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, year-round gardening). Come join us in our Central Coast village!
Qualifications: Ideal candidates have either completed or are in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher certification, have experience leading a classroom, and a Bachelor's degree. Candidates with a pioneering spirit, a passion for spreading the gift of Waldorf education, a strong sense of self-direction, and a joyful spirit are appreciated. Applicants must be committed to self-development and excellence in teaching, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.
Salary range is competitive and scales with experience. We offer health benefits (medical, dental, vision), generous financial support for professional development, and full tuition remission to full-time faculty. We also provide relocation stipends, as necessary. Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references: firstname.lastname@example.org