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Lead Teacher Early Childhood Program

The Unity School

Raleigh, NC, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Feb 25

The Unity School is a thriving new initiative located in the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina, with a community of dedicated parents and teachers. Founded in the fall of 2020, we serve students in Early Childhood - 2nd Grade. Currently we have 2 Early Childhood classes; we seek to add a third class next year. Next year we will add a new first grade class and will advance our current 2nd grade to 3rd grade.

Our faculty and board enjoy a warm, collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen our school’s growth. Teachers at The Unity School are dedicated to Waldorf Education. They work with their colleagues and parent community to create an educational environment that is aligned with the ideals of Waldorf Education and the school’s mission and goals.

Our parent body, while still small, is enthusiastic and committed to Waldorf education. They love and support our teachers and are actively involved in committees and fundraising efforts. It is a warm and close-knit group.

A candidate for this position should have a pioneering spirit, which is necessary to nurture and develop a new school, and have strong communication and collaboration skills. This is an ideal opportunity to make an impact on the school’s foundation, culture, formation of traditions and personality. Teachers and administration work collaboratively and teachers’ voices are central.

Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree or higher, with a Waldorf Early Childhood teaching certificate. We are open to a teacher who is engaged in Waldorf teacher training at a WECAN-recognized training institute, or who is willing to pursue this training in the near future. This is important for our school as we journey toward becoming a recognized Waldorf School. If you believe you might be a good fit, please reach out to us to discuss. We are also looking for someone with a pioneering spirit and strong communication and collaboration skills.

Benefits include:
Joining an enthusiastic and supportive faculty during an exciting time of school expansion
Professional development funds
Priority enrollment for children of hired faculty in grades K-3
Tuition remission for children enrolled in the school
A school year calendar designed for sustainable teaching and learning

Sustainable teaching calendar:
A week off in October
2 weeks off for winter holidays
A week off in February
A week for Spring break
Usual holidays

We welcome qualified applicants to email a letter of interest, resume and contact information for 2-3 professional references who have experienced your teaching to: teachersearch.theunityschool@gmail.com.

The Unity School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or protected class. We recognize that a diversity of ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, and life experiences is an enhancement to a school’s learning environment and we are committed to cultivating equity and inclusion.

The Unity School is following the guidelines set forth by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). As such, it is our expectation that all faculty members have completed Waldorf teacher training at a training institute that is a member of AWSNA or WECAN, or is actively engaged in a training program with a clear path toward completion of training, or has definitive plans to enroll in a training program with a clear path toward completion of training at the next opportunity (when a new program begins).

Until Waldorf teacher training has been initiated, it is the expectation that faculty members will engage in program-specific training (e.g., Early Childhood or Grades) for the upcoming year during the summer before the next school year begins.

The hours of employment will be 7:45 AM – 3:00 PM; Hours will be extended on meeting days twice weekly, TBA.

Send letter of interest and resume to: teachersearch.theunityschool@gmail.com

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