General Call for Subject Teachers
Wildcat Canyon Community School is seeking subject teachers for the 2022-23 school year. We are especially interested in mathematics and science, but welcome applications for all subjects. Ideal teachers will be responsible for teaching with creativity and imagination, all while striving for an equitable and inclusive classroom. A commitment to outdoor education is a must as it is a core component to our philosophy. With our roots in Waldorf education, we value the experience of those who are Waldorf trained, and are also looking forward to welcoming those with many other teaching experiences and talents.
About our School
Wildcat Canyon Community School is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian Pre-K-Grade 6 day school located in the township of El Sobrante, California, minutes from Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. We are currently thriving in our first year as a parent/teacher cooperative, after 40 respected and hard working years as the East Bay Waldorf School. Many school community members have remained committed through this transition and are building a strong school program based on Waldorf curriculum that meets the needs of our current time. In this time of renewal, we are striving to build a community that reflects all voices and backgrounds. We are working diligently and are committed to supporting such a diverse student body and their families as well.
We have been given the opportunity to be stewards to a remarkable 11-acre hillside campus and an additional 80-acres which can provide endless opportunities for building community partnerships and developing programs. The desire to work with local community members and native indigenous groups lives within the school community. The campus and its adjacent wildlands function as an extension of the school’s classrooms, providing hands-on, immersive opportunities for students to spend time learning and playing in nature. Included within the campus lies a biodynamic garden and orchard where the children learn to cultivate fruits, vegetables, and other plants. Spacious grassy fields and hiking paths adorn the campus, providing space for the children to enjoy a variety of outdoor, physical activities.
We feel honored to cultivate a school resonant with the impulses of Waldorf education: a development of the “head, heart, and hands” in children, which offers them health-giving, living education in service of realizing and making their own unique contributions to the future.
We are looking for teachers with an avid interest in growing in their Waldorf teaching careers. Wildcat Canyon Community School is committed to upholding the tradition of Waldorf education through the wisdom and knowledge of Waldorf principles, in addition to practices in equity and inclusion.
Clearly communicate with students, colleagues, and parents
Commit to each student individually, throughout their time at WCCS
Create lively, interactive lesson plans
Continue on the path of self-development and be willing to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of the students
Be willing to collaborate with colleagues and parents to ensure student progress
Maintain a beautiful classroom space
Have a strong sense of community and shared mission
Be enthusiastic about learning and commit to continuing professional development
Work collaboratively with other faculty and school administrators
Highly organized and self-starter
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Work together with other lead teachers to determine a child’s readiness at a point of transition, as well as placement in the appropriate class. There are two major transitions that occur during the early childhood years. These are the transitions from nursery to kindergarten, and from kindergarten to first grade.
Oversee the physical environment and notify the proper bodies of the school for maintenance and repairs.
Candidate must undergo a Live Scan (fingerprinting) and a background check prior to being hired.
A strong applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree, Waldorf teacher training, and prior teaching experience at a Waldorf school.
Professional Relationships and Responsibilities
Provides information and opportunities for parents to deepen their understanding of Waldorf education and Steiner’s view of child development.
Provides weekly communication with the class and individual parents as needed.
Conducts between 5-7 parent/class meetings per school year.
Makes home visits to families in the class as needed.
Holds parent conferences, at least one per year for each child.
Makes a commitment to communicate with colleagues on pedagogical or personal matters as needed.
Is willing to seek assistance if difficulties with colleagues arise.
Participates in the peer review process or in an outside review process as indicated by the school.
Is engaged in ongoing personal and professional development, including but not limited to workshops, conferences (both Waldorf and mainstream) and classroom visits.
Participation in weekly faculty meetings
Participation in school events such as Open Houses, Holiday Fairs, orientations, and
other outreach activities
Orientations and other marketing and outreach commitments as needed.
Participates in collective school work at a level expected by faculty.
Participates in faculty development work.
Interviews with prospective families.
Classification: Hourly, non-exempt to Full-time - Exempt
Salary and Benefits: $63K base salary, additional compensation based on experience, full benefits, 80% benefits for dependents, 401K, mentoring with excellent elder teachers in the community.
How to Apply
Please send your resume, along with a letter of interest, highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, education, qualifications, and strengths. In addition, please include three references that we may contact.
Please submit all the above documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildcat Canyon Community Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applicants of any color, race, gender, sexual orientation, and all ethnic, national, cultural, social
and religious backgrounds.
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