Forest Kindergarten Teacher
We are a little school with a big bright spirit and we are seeking a Waldorf trained and experienced teacher with interest in Ancestral Skills to join our team as the Kindergarten teacher for the 2022/23 school year. This candidate must have strong work habits, impeccable classroom management skills and a burning passion for being in nature with children.
The Hedge is a wildly inspired new educational endeavor for grades K-4 located on 30 plus acres of forest, meadow and wetland in Sandpoint Idaho. As experienced Waldorf teachers, here we are marrying Waldorf education with deep nature connection. In addition to the Main Lesson curriculum, foreign languages and traditional handwork class, Earth based ritual and Ancestral Skills are woven into the school day. At the start of each school day we gather as a full school to give thanks for the day, the land we gather on to learn, the four directions, one another, our ancestors. Our work is a ceremony. We feel deeply blessed to witness this new education unfold and to be its humble midwife. Our hope is to expand from 24 students to 30 students for the 2022/2023 school year.
The Hedge runs from Monday through Thursday from 9-3 for elementary students and 9 -1 for Kindergarten with an optional Friday Deep Nature Program for elementary students. We run on an alternative school calendar which allows for teaching and learning in all four seasons with long restorative breaks throughout the year. We aim to create and maintain school rhythms that are life affirming and sustaining and allow for students and teachers to thrive physically, emotionally and socially.
The Kindergarten teacher for the 2022/23 school year will hold a small Kindergarten program for six students aged 5-6. The position is an hourly position with school day hours of Monday through Thursday from 8:45 - 1:15 with hourly pay for additional responsibilities which include parent meetings, bi-monthly teacher meetings, festival planning and attendance. This class will become a k/1 in 2023/24 and continue through the grades. Similarly, this position has the potential to grow into a salaried position for a combined class as it moves through the grades.
If interested please send a letter of interest, resume and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
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