First Grade Teacher
Orchard Valley Waldorf School in East Montpelier, Vermont, is seeking a creative and experienced teacher who is guided and prepared to lead our First Grade class starting in September 2023. Our ideal candidate possesses teaching experience in Waldorf grades, and has completed their teacher training or is willing to enroll in a training program. This candidate would be excited to work with growing children, have strong classroom management skills, bring inspired Waldorf teaching in a dynamic way, engage with students, work well with parents and colleagues, and have a deep passion and interest for the world around them. For a highly qualified teacher, we may be able to find temporary employment in our school starting January 1, 2023 to secure them as a teacher for the following fall.
OVWS is a small, rural school set on a beautiful 55-acre campus in the heart of Vermont. We are a Waldorf school currently providing curriculum from infancy, at our year round Sweet Clover Child Care Center through Grade 6, sometimes working in combined classes and intending to continue through Grade 8. Specialty classes include Handwork, Woodworking, Music, Movement, Spanish (Grades 3-6) and Russian (Grade 1 and 2) and On the Land, an outdoor education program. Our campus sits on one of the upper branches of the Winooski river. Our students help care for goats and sheep as part of our impulse to deepen our connection to the natural world around us.
Our teachers and administration are expected to be working with the children and land stewardship at the center with an explicit commitment to engaging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work both in themselves and as a faculty/staff body.
Our school is located 8 miles from Montpelier, Vermont’s capital. It's a small town with big city amenities - a lively arts and music scene, great restaurants, and an active community life.
Our full-time faculty enjoy competitive salaries and employee benefit program, including tuition remission and health insurance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send a resume, a general letter of interest, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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