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Education Director

Nelson Waldorf School

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Full time


Feb 15

Nelson Waldorf School


Working with our new governance structure the E.D. shares the holding of the school with the Head of School and the Business Manager.
Helping to guide and lead the pedagogical impulse to its highest potentials.


Oversees the annual review and congruence of the Scope and Sequence
Oversees the pedagogical realm of the school
Member of the Administrative Team
AWSNA delegate -2nd delegate (Representative to BC Waldorf School Task Force)
Student Support Coordinator
Teacher-on-Call Coordinator (grade school primarily)
Hiring team Lead: for all faculty positions and participates as required for staff hiring
Chair of Pedagogical Committee/advisory group
Scheduling of faculty classes
HR lead for faculty
Assist in the Budget management of the Ped Budget



Oversees and facilitates processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity and ensure this is reflected in the Scope and Sequence
Brings a whole-school perspective, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights, to all discussions
Serves as the chair of the Pedagogical Committee and supports faculty meetings
Oversees, supports and monitors ongoing curriculum development, in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines
Manages the inputs for all technology and reporting requirements for the Ministry of Education, which includes but is not limited to Plan Book, FSA’s, etc.
Inputs and generates Ministry of Education funding and data reports (1701, E.S. Audit, FSA, Monitoring visits).
Hires and trains Teachers on Call K-8 (check K)

Teacher support

Professional development and training
Faculty observation and evaluation annually with the HR committee and/or HOS
Curriculum development
Review of student progress report cards
Leading faculty mentoring program
Teacher orientation (permanent and on-call), scheduling
Liaises with Early Years Faculty
Technical support for all BC Ministry related items, such as Plan Book, etc.
Reviews all parent meeting materials and attends parent meetings with the teacher. Can act as support, liaison, and technical support.

Student Support

Oversees student assessment and reporting
Oversees Teaching Assistants
Supports mediation in situations where parent / teacher communication needs pedagogical support to reach understanding and resolution as directed by Head of School
Oversees remedial education needs, including IEPs for all special needs students
Oversees the three streams of student support (inclusion, discipline, care)
Liaises with social services

Parent Support

Parent / teacher communication
Parent interviews and class meetings
Liaises with Parent Council

Human Resources

Ensure and collaborate with HOS in the hiring, support, evaluation, dismissal, termination, of teachers, teachers assistants, and staff in the grades school and the Childcare centre
Ensure/collaborate faculty have training and qualifications to fulfill Ministry requirements and NWS teacher training standards
Ensure/collaborate with HOS re: contractual Faculty Agreements
Collaborate with BD/HOS to bring employee benefits.

Ongoing Projects

Long term visioning committee member
COVID Contingency Planning and Coordination
Training/support for Enrolment and Communications
Enrolment and Registration Process Review
Manage the annual review and updating of the Scope and Sequence
Oversee the task forces for Middle School enhancement explorations: Special subjects, Grade 9 and separate looping

Decision-making authority: Pedagogical areas (with input/consultation from Faculty)

Reports to: Head of School

Contract: Permanent, full time, continuing

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