Kindergarten Teacher for the 2022-2023 School Year
Spirit of the Lake Community School is excited to announce an open position for a Kindergarten Teacher for the 2022-23 school year.
This class will serve children ages 5 and 6 with the integration of local, nature based opportunities. We are looking for a teacher who is excited and enthusiastic about developing a warm and creative school environment and community.
The ideal candidate would possess the following: ● Experience working in an early childhood environment and an understanding of child development ● A contemplative or meditative practice. ● A compelling, critical communicator. ● Enjoy artistic, holistic enrichment of indoor and outdoor spaces. ● Have an interest in and knowledge of a wide range of alternative pedagogies. ● Confidence and personal initiative in class management and curriculum development. ● A deep reverence for the fleeting magic of early childhood. ● Be passionate about bringing their own love of nature to their class ● Foster an equitable and loving environment for the children Expectations and Responsibilities: ● Support the unfolding of the individual child and nurture development through the rhythms of the classroom. ● Observe and care for the class while planning and leading activities that are grounded in seasonal rhythms and the principles of holistic education. ● Working with and supervising a class assistant teacher. ● Leading parent-teacher conferences and parent education evenings. ● Full participation in faculty meetings. ● Planning and leading festivals for the community. ● Compassionate family communication. ● Stewarding the classroom and outdoor spaces. ● Continuing education relative to child care licensing (CPR/First Aid, etc).
Spirit of the Lake Community School is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. This area offers proximity to numerous outdoor and recreational activities while boasting a thriving arts community; numerous small, local businesses; a diverse local music scene; a robust health and wellness community; and consciousness around sustainable lifestyles. Our community is full of the richness and beauty of the natural world, which inspires our daily work as well as our school’s mission and vision. SLCS is an independent, community-based school that is deeply inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s indications, serving children Preschool age to 8th grade.
This is a full-time position with a base salary of $32,000 plus incrementals for teacher training certification and experience. Benefits include paid time off, full tuition remission, and contributions to a health savings account or similar. Interested applicants are invited to submit a brief biography, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Director of Administration, Lana Ashford, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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