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Lead EC Teacher

Asheville Waldorf School

Asheville, NC, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Apr 9

Early Childhood Lead


Do you love working with young children?
Are you enthusiastic about deepening the connection between humans and nature?
Do you thrive outdoors?
Do you have wilderness education experience?

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Lead Early Childhood teacher for the 2022/2023 school year. This will be a full-time teaching position starting in the summer of 2022. Join our vibrant, growing community nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Asheville Waldorf School is 12 years old. It is a member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and an associate member of the Association of the Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), serving children from Parent-Child classes through to Eighth grade.

The Asheville Waldorf School is moving to its forever home in the 2022/2023 school year and expanding its Early Childhood program. The new location is just 20 min west of downtown Asheville and is on 8 acres of forested land where your outdoor education dreams can come true. For the last two years, we have been outside and find that the children are thriving in this environment. And hence, we are excited to continue towards our goal of becoming a Waldorf school with an emphasis on outdoor programming and earth stewardship. We strive to be as diverse as our community and put great emphasis on human relationships and social renewal. Our faculty, committees, board, administration, staff, and parents work towards harmony and mutual support to ensure our community thrives.

The ideal candidate will have completed their Early Childhood Waldorf teacher training and have experience in a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to grow a developing school. Since the classrooms will be almost entirely outside, the ideal candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. If you have Waldorf training and experience in a Waldorf classroom please reach out to us. Outdoor education experience is a great plus!!

Lead Early Childhood Teacher roles and responsibilities:

~ Giving warmth, care, and love to the children while working in a healthy partnership with the assistant teacher

~ Bringing developmentally appropriate outdoor Waldorf curriculum and rhythm to the children

~ Fostering each child’s growth through observation, self-development, and artistic Waldorf teaching practices

~ Conducting enrollment interviews with families

~ Scheduling home visits for each new child

~ Attending two weekly meetings

~ Cultivating strong relationships with parents through regular communication, parent-teacher conferences, and parent enrichment evenings

~ Serving on at least one school committee

Benefits:
The base salary for the 2022/2023 school year is $34,500 plus additional pay based on the number of years worked in a Waldorf classroom.
Full tuition remission for up to to three children.
Continuing education and mentoring funds.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee at earlychildhood@ashevillewaldorf.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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