Eighth Grade Class Teacher 2022/2023
Sacramento Waldorf School seeks an experienced, Waldorf-trained eighth grade class teacher to join our dedicated faculty in the fall of 2022. The ideal candidate will wholeheartedly take up the work of a class teacher, work collaboratively with colleagues to understand the needs of our times, participate in the rich experiences on our campus, and readily engage with our parent community through the festival life of the school and eighth grade events.
We are a 62-year-old school, committed to transforming practices that will enable our school community to be actively in service at the frontier of education. We are seeking a teacher that shares our vision of realizing the next phase of Waldorf education and collaboratively ask the questions needed to prepare our students and society for the future.
Sacramento Waldorf School is an early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 475 students. Overlooking the American River, our 22-acre campus and a 3.5-acre working farm offer ample opportunities for outdoor and environmental education. The surrounding anthroposophical community is rich and well established and welcomes participation.
Our class teachers are supported in their work by a full range of specialty classes and a robust parent community that is dedicated to the longevity, health, and innovation of our school. The SWS faculty is talented, experienced, and inspiring. We provide our faculty with the guidance of an established College of Teachers, a full-time Lower School Administrator, a robust mentoring program, and a collegial work environment.
Our school mission is carried out through working and planning together for the future. “We provide an education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.”
Sacramento Waldorf School is committed to serving a diverse body of teachers, staff, and students. The faculty-staff, College of Teachers, Board of Trustees, and wider school community actively collaborate to ensure our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. As such, priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, and inclusive settings. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education.
Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefit package.
Qualities of an Ideal Candidate:
- Growth mindset
- Committed to collaboration
- Willing to embrace our threefold governance structure and committee participation
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
- Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Previous Waldorf class teaching experience
To learn more about our school, please visit our website.
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