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Chrysalis Community of Light

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jan 19

Who We Are

Chrysalis Community of Light began as a homeschool co-operative in the Summer of 2020 when a small group of parents and a Waldorf class teacher foresaw the importance of protecting the innocence of Childhood. Our original goal was to preserve our children’s freedom to move, learn and play without fear from the outside world’s view of unfolding events. What has been created is beyond what we believed possible. We have been guided and pulled into something bigger than ourselves and we will continue to do the work needed to manifest what we see is best in protecting our children’s right to be free and sovereign beings. We have now formed a Private Ministerial Association (PMA) in part to educate our children in our belief system.

In the current year, 22 students participate within a community that supports medical freedoms, and without restrictions or fear. Our school is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, approximately 22 miles west of the vibrant city of Philadelphia, on a 3 acre campus comprised of meadows, woods, budding biodynamic garden and playground. 

We are growing rapidly and are expanding our program from two to six classrooms. We are looking to hire teachers to join our PMA next year to open up each new classroom. The ideal candidates carry Waldorf Teacher Training and/or experience, are knowledgeable in, or open to, the world view of Anthroposophy, and to the inner world of Waldorf inspired teaching and way of life. They will be willing to collaborate with mentors and colleagues and be able to implement all aspects of running a full year’s curriculum on their own. An artistic and pioneering spirit would also contribute to the continued growth of our school.

Open positions:

Early Childhood Lead Teacher (Mixed age Class): 
We are hiring one teacher to expand our Preschool and Kindergarten classroom, caring for up to ten, 3-6 year olds for the Fall of 2022. This is a full time position but contact hours are Monday-Thursday only.

Class Teacher for three grades:
We are hiring class teachers for 1st and 2nd Grade and a combined 5th/6th grade for the Fall of 2022. They are full time positions but contact hours are Monday-Thursday only.

Compensation is based upon position, education and experience, and tuition reduction is a possibility for teachers with children, up to third grade. 

We ask for a minimum of a 2 year commitment. Ideally a teacher would finish out their 8th grade cycle. 

Homemade organic, nutrient dense lunches and snacks; wellness supplements, paid time off, a close knit community full of joyful smiles and warm embraces. Additional benefits open to discussion.

Application Instructions:

Please email required application materials (see below) with the email subject titled “Grades Teacher Applicant” or “Early Childhood Teacher Applicant”. Please email to: EducateTheminLove@Protonmail.com

Application materials must include:
Names and phone numbers of three work and/or teaching-related references
Names and phone numbers of 3 families you have worked with (personal references)

Cover letter with answers to the following:

Please share a paragraph about your experience the past two years and how those experiences have led you to finding interest in this initiative. 

We encourage our educators to use their interests & passions to enrich the overall experiences for the children and our community. How could your interests & passions enrich our initiative? 

Our interview process will include meetings with fellow educators and the founding mothers.  Qualified applicants will be invited to an observational teaching, where the applicant will carry a class for two days and then a teacher-applicant review will follow. 

Thank you for your interest. Thank you for your bravery in stepping outside of the current fear based environment. Thank you for choosing love over fear. Whether you continue on this journey with us or on another path, we are so glad there are others out there doing this important work for the children. 

"Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom." 
~ Rudolf Steiner

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