Lead Early Childhood Teacher - Full Time, Salaried
Starting 2022-2023 School Year
Come work at an amazing school with talented faculty and staff, engaged students, and supportive families! The Waldorf School of St. Louis is seeking an Early Childhood Lead Teacher to join our faculty in the 2022-23 school year. Our Early Childhood programs include Parent/Child, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.
The teacher will be responsible for providing a Waldorf Early Childhood education to our students in a mixed-age class. This position requires a deep understanding of Waldorf early childhood pedagogy as well as the ability to:
- bring Waldorf curriculum to meet the needs of each child as well as the whole class
- assess the evolving needs of the children in the class through record keeping, including first grade readiness assessments
- work well with the parents, provide parent education on Waldorf education and create a healthy class community
- commit to self-development and have a growing relationship with Anthroposophy
- serve the school through committee work, administrative responsibilities and work collaboratively with faculty, administration, and other school realms
Qualifications: Ideal candidates are Waldorf-trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree, a few years of teaching experience, and a commitment to work out of Anthroposophy. Candidates enrolled in Waldorf teacher training will be considered but will be expected to complete a Waldorf certification program. Full-time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and benefits that include a partial health insurance reimbursement, tuition remission, and financial support for teacher training.
To apply: The Waldorf School of St. Louis is dedicated to diversity, and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and beliefs to apply. Detailed job descriptions are available upon request. To apply, please email a cover letter with a short autobiographical statement, resume, and 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.waldorfstl.org to learn more about our school.
The Waldorf School of St. Louis is accredited by a candidate school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) with students in Pre-K through Grade 8, founded in 1993 and actively working toward full accreditation. Our Early Childhood program is fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). Our community features an active parent body, committed Board, strong Administration, and collaborative Faculty. We are currently located in the Webster Groves community, just west of downtown St. Louis.
The city of St. Louis is at the heart of the continent. St. Louisans enjoy a low cost of living, and small neighborhood feel coupled with the advantages of a major metropolitan area, such as top-rated health care and a thriving arts community. St. Louis residents enjoy free or extremely low-cost admission to many museums, gardens, nature preserves, The St. Louis Zoo, The St. Louis Science Center, the Municipal Opera, and other major attractions. St. Louis also boasts over 100 parks, including Tower Grove and Forest Park, farmers’ markets in season, and over 200 miles of biking, cycling, and walking trails. The St. Louis area is fortunate to have an Anthroposophical Physician who is also Board Certified in Family Medicine and Homeotherapeutics and a member of our Board of Trustees. For more about St. Louis, see http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/life/overview
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