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First Grade Class Teacher 2024-2025

Detroit Waldorf School

Detroit, MI, USA

Full time

$43k+ (annually)

First Grade


Nov 17

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. 

We seek applicants committed to teaching with enthusiasm and warmth along with effective classroom management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should also have an interest and desire to collaborate with colleagues and the Anthroposophical principles of Waldorf Education. This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Applicants in the process of completing Waldorf Certification will be considered.

Our school has a strong early childhood preschool and Kindergarten program. The Grades 1-8 program includes German and Mandarin, eurythmy, handwork, art, music including orchestra and band, physical education, and an educational support program. We offer after-school sports, creative arts, and games activities, and extended care. 

Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in employment and our programs is expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply.

The Detroit Waldorf School offers a competitive base salary of $43,000. A full-time salaried faculty member benefits include health and dental insurance, retirement, professional development, and tuition remission. Additional compensation commensurate with experience and credentials is added to the base salary. The position begins on July 1, 2024.

The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: a campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

To apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit an application, resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more at www.detroitwaldorf.org

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial, multicultural school, celebrating almost 60 years in the heart of the Detroit Renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. 

The Detroit Waldorf School, founded in 1965, is just three miles east of downtown in the city’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920s historical building designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and situated on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre campus with an organic garden and outdoor classrooms. This central location, combined with the school’s curriculum, provides the diverse student body with respect for people of different religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds while fostering a sense of world citizenship. 

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring, or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other statuses protected by law. Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members, and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school's non-discrimination policy.

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