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First Grade Teacher

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

Newtown, CT, USA

Full time

First Grade

Mar 8

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The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade teacher for the 2022-23 school year.
Preferred candidates would have:
● completed Waldorf Teacher Training and experience teaching in a Waldorf school;
● a deep commitment to Waldorf principles;
● a love of working with children and their parents;
● enthusiasm;
● energy;
● good interpersonal/communication skills;
● the willingness to cultivate effective parent-teacher communication and parent education; and the ability to participate in our active community life.
Our school prides itself on supporting all staff members in developing good interpersonal communication skills, to conduct self-evaluations, and to set goals for the year. The Staff Development Committee supports professional training and workshops, peer and professional mentoring and provides support where needed. HVWS has a strong
commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice and we seek candidates who share and implement these values in
their teaching practices.
HVWS is a Pre-K through Eighth Grade school, with four robust Early Childhood classes and Parent-Child classes, and an active Summer Camp. Specialty classes for First through Eighth Grades include Spanish, German, Handwork, Eurythmy, Music, (Recorder Ensemble and Chorus) Strings, Traditional Folk Dance and Gym classes with a trained Spatial Dynamics teacher. Our Educational Support Group offers therapeutic services to children as needed. AfterSchool Enrichment provides archery, painting and drawing, circus arts, karate and other classes. The school has a peaceful and joyful atmosphere, with professionally Lazure-painted classrooms and spacious playgrounds. Our vibrant and warm community sponsors Anthroposophical study groups, fairs, festivals, handwork groups, and parenting lectures and workshops.
HVWS was founded in 1989 and is accredited by AWSNA, WECAN, CAIS and NCPSA. This June will mark the 20th
anniversary of our first graduating class, the Class of 2002. We enjoy a collaborative and committed faculty and a strong,
supportive Board of Trustees.
HVWS is part of the Newtown community in the Housatonic River Valley, which is rich in history. With some of the
most beautiful landscapes in the Northeast, there are many forests, nature preserves, farms, lakes and rivers for our
students to explore and enjoy. We are close to New York City and the Berkshire Mountains with their sophisticated
cultural environments, as well as Anthroposophical communities in Spring Valley, NY; Harlemville, NY; and Great
Barrington, MA.
We offer a competitive salary, tuition remission, and a health plan. Interested candidates should send their resume,
cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, three letters of reference, and a completed Application for Employment
(available at https://www.waldorfct.org/employment) to teachersearch@waldorfct.org or mail to:
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

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