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[Priority Listing] Lead Preschool Teacher with Farm School Option!

Pleasant Valley School in Partnership with Ballygrennan Farm

500 Azalea Way, Vacaville, CA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

May 10

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Lead Teaching position for Pleasant Valley Preschool in partnership with Ballygrennan Farm in Northern California.

Located in the foothills between Napa and Sacramento Valley, we are a small yet strong group of dedicated leaders with a mission to grow holistic, nature and spirit based education in Vacaville, CA. Rooted in the values of Waldorf Education, we strive to immerse children in nature so they may connect to their inner self, listen to their true voice, and feel connectedness to each other and the natural world. We have a school house in the city limits, filled with traditional Waldorf elements, and a 26 acre farm growing into a biodynamic and sustainable campus for children and families to learn. Our teachers have the flexibility of being in the beautiful school-house classroom or scheduling day trips to the farm where the curriculum can include animal care, gardening, biodynamic farming, nature play, hikes through the Valley Oaks, and so much more!

Qualifications: Ideal candidates have a pioneering disposition, a passion for spreading nature-based education, a strong sense of self-direction, and a joyful spirit. Candidates should have at least 12 early childhood units from an accredited college, either completed or are in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher certification, have experience leading a classroom, and a Bachelor’s degree. If you are in the process of completing any of the above, please inquire nonetheless. Applicants must be committed to self-development, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.

Salary range is competitive and depends on experience. We offer financial support for professional development and tuition remission to full-time faculty. Health benefits available as well. 

The ideal candidate will have had Waldorf Early Childhood training, Benefits include:

  •  Joining a movement to inspire our local community through Waldorf Education, Biodynamic regenerative farm practices, demonstration food gardens. 
  • Health and Dental for full time employees
  • Tuition discount for children of faculty
  • A school year calendar designed for sustainable teaching and learning
  • Financial support for Waldorf staff development courses 

Please check out our website at pleasantvalleyschool.org

 If interested, send your cover letter and resume to sheamcguire@gmail.com

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