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Class Teachers 2022-23

The Hartsbrook School

Hadley, MA, USA

Full time

Grades

Nov 21

We are seeking full-time Waldorf-trained, elementary school class teachers for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond! Our Pre-K - grade 12 school offers a vibrant and nourishing learning and teaching environment nestled on a 55 acre campus of fields, farmland and forest.

Key Competencies include:
-An interest in and previous understanding of Waldorf pedagogy and its background in anthroposophy.
-Waldorf Elementary Education certification is required, and teaching experience is preferred.
-Be flexible, enthusiastic and have a sense of humor and be willing to participate wholeheartedly in the life of the school.
-Have a strong sense of community and shared mission which includes working to support our antiracist and social justice work.
- Be committed to a path of self-development and transformation both as an individual and as a teacher.
-Have enthusiasm about learning and commit to continuing professional development
-Our school encourages professional development through mentoring by experienced teachers and supports attending conferences and courses.
-Possess a willingness to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of the students and create lively, interactive lesson plans.
-Work collaboratively with other faculty and school administrators
-Willing to work to provide clear communications with students, colleagues, and parents
-Commit to each student individually, throughout their years of school

Typical duties include:

-Clear communication with students, colleagues, and parents
-Teach curriculum focused on developmentally appropriate education
-Create and plan lessons and activities encouraging enthusiastic learning, intellectual growth, self-esteem, and social responsibility.
-Create assignments and assess student progress
-Collaborate with teachers and parents
-Lead discussions, demonstrations, and other in-class activities
-Deliver core subjects, as well as integrate skill-building and artistic subjects
-Deliver lessons for various subjects in an engaging, thoughtful manner, combining traditional Waldorf topics with an attentiveness to equity issues in both the curriculum and the classroom

Who makes a good Waldorf Education teacher?

Someone who is:
-Committed to each student individually throughout their years of school
-Adept in developing creative, lively, interactive lesson plans
-Growing and constantly evaluating teaching methods
-Comfortable pushing beyond their comfort zones in education
-Able to think outside the box
-Inspires their students
-Empathetic and caring
-Patient and kind
-Enthusiastic about learning
-Passionate and idealistic
-Qualified to teach at Waldorf schools with the proper certificates and degrees

Typical hours for the position are these:

A daily schedule of 7:45-3:30 pm.
Weekend and after school hours are required for parent meetings, faculty meetings, department meetings, and all-school events.
Teachers are expected to do lesson planning outside of regular classroom hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, Waldorf teacher training, and prior teaching experience at a Waldorf school.

Compensation:

The salary range for a full-time teacher is $41,500 to $56,500 for school year 2021-2022, commensurate with experience. It will be adjusted for 2022-2023 when the new budget has been set.

Benefits:

Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans, 403(b) retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick days, professional days, personal days, and professional development funding. Generous tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

Please send your complete application for the above openings to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

-A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
-Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
-A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
-All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

The Hartsbrook School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. The Hartsbrook School is dedicated to dismantling racism and oppression, to continuing to learn and grow and ask the difficult questions of ourselves, our communities, and the world.


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