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Long-term Substitute Grades Teacher Combined 2nd & 3rd Grade Class

River Valley Waldorf School

Upper Black Eddy, PA, USA

Full time



Dec 12

Position: Long-term Substitute Grades Teacher Combined 2nd & 3rd Grade Class

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual to join the faculty to serve as a long-term substitute in our combined second and third grade class. The position will begin in early winter and last through the school year. Being a class teacher at River Valley Waldorf School requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy, and enthusiasm for teaching. Our school has a strong faculty of dynamic teachers, growing enrollment, effective leadership, and committed parents. We seek colleagues who share a vision for social justice through Waldorf Education. Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, be willing to commit to ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, experience in elementary education, and the inter- and intra-personal skills to partner with parents and collaborate with colleagues. 

General Description

The long-term substitute is responsible for providing classroom coverage to the combined second and third grade while their current teacher is absent for an extended period of time, January/February 2023-June 2023. The long-term substitute works the regular hours of the absent classroom teacher during their absence and takes on all essential duties. 

Essential Duties

Teaches content and skills in subject area utilizing Waldorf curriculum framework and other appropriate learning activities.

Maintains classroom culture and social health of the class.

Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the Waldorf pedagogical philosophy and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.

Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary. 

Conducts spring family conferences to share student progress and completes authoring of year end narrative reports. 

Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.

Identifies student needs and collaborates with the educational support team.

Communicates with parents on student progress.

Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day.

Participates in faculty committees and faculty meetings.

Adheres to personnel policies and practices and family handbook guidelines. 

Performs any other related duties as assigned by the head of school and/or pedagogical chair. 


We prefer candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education, and proven capacities for teaching. Waldorf teaching training is strongly preferred for this position. 

Hours and Compensation

Daily 8:00 am - 3:30 pm with weekly after-school faculty meetings, committee meetings, and occasional special events on evenings and weekends. 

Prorated salary ranges from $33,000 - $47,000 based on education and experience. Background clearances, physical examination, and TB test will be required.

Start Date & Timeline

Start: January/February 2023

School Year: September 8, 2022 – June 8, 2023

Required training obtained during employment may include:

CPR and First Aid

Mandated Reporter Training

Stewards of Children - Darkness to Light

Racial Equity: Anti-bias Training


The 7-acres of River Valley Waldorf School sits on forested hills that overlook the Delaware River on unceded Lenni-Lenape land. We are so grateful for the First Nations people's reverent caretaking of the land we now call Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. Upper Black Eddy is located in Bucks County and only 40-60 minutes from major metropolitan areas. Our programs include a caretaker-child program, mixed-age early childhood classes, and grades one through eight. The River Valley Waldorf community strives to be supportive, and welcoming, and the school has recently deepened its commitment to diversity and equity initiatives. The school is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and is accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS). 


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and a short biographical sketch to either:

email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

mail: River Valley Waldorf School

           1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

           Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.



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