Lead Preschool Teacher
Live Oak Waldorf School's Early Childhood Faculty is looking forward to a warm-hearted colleague to join its collaborative and supportive circle of teachers. Our school is nestled in the Sierra Foothills in the midst of pine, oak and manzanita surrounded by trails that our little ones love to hike. For teachers with older children, Live Oak offers many rich programs including Spanish, Handwork, Woodwork, Music, Orchestra, Eurythmy and Movement Education. The dedicated and experienced faculty members of Live Oak hold true to the principles of Waldorf education, and we deeply value the integral roles of mentoring support and the invested work of the College of Teachers. Our faculty and Board of Trustees enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively with our parent community to create an educational environment that is aligned with the ideals of Waldorf Education and the school's mission and goals. Our greater parent body is community-minded and supportive, fully enjoying a return to concerts, lectures and festivals on our beautiful campus.
Founded in the fall of 1976, Live Oak is fully accredited by AWSNA and serves 200 children from preschool through eighth grade. Our community enjoys a 40 acre campus in Meadow Vista, California, in the Sierra foothills, 45 minutes east of Sacramento and 1 hour west of Donner Summit and nestled between the Bear River and the north fork of the American River. The surrounding area is an adventureland for the outdoor-minded who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and water sports including river rafting. The numerous trail systems are frequented by horseback riders, hikers, runners and mountain bikers. Live Oak is where the Olympic Games for fifth grade Waldorf students from the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento Valley was born and still continues to thrive. Our children enjoy day field trips to farms, Native American sites, caverns, railroad tunnels built by Chinese laborers in the 1800s, mining sites, fish hatcheries, rivers and waterfalls, ski slopes, and museums. Fortunately, we are also close enough to the coast to plan multiple day trips to all that part of California has to offer with the blessing of coming home to a less crowded and friendlier environment.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, will have completed or concurrently enrolled in Waldorf Teacher Training, will have completed or is concurrently enrolled in 12 Early Childhood units from an accredited college, and will have some prior teaching experience. As you can see, if you are working toward but not yet completed any of the above, please contact us to find out what may be possible (in other words, let's talk).
Joining an enthusiastic and supportive faculty
Priority enrollment for children of hired faculty
Tuition remission for children of faculty
A school year calendar designed for sustainable teaching and learning
Financial support for renewal courses
Living where you would vacation
Please check out our website at liveoakwaldorf.org
If interested, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com or call 530-878-8720 for more information.
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