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Early Childhood Mixed Age Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Bright Water Waldorf School

Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Dec 21

Bright Water Waldorf School - Early Childhood Teacher 2023-24

Bright Water Waldorf School is looking for an energetic, innovative, teacher who is Waldorf trained, for the expansion of our early childhood program in the 2023-2024 school year. Our faculty and staff look forward to welcoming new colleagues! 

Our School:

We are a 24 year old school, intentionally small, and reinvigorating ourselves. Last year, we moved to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center in the International District of Seattle. We work purposefully with DEI goals and collaboratively with our dedicated parents and board members to create a school that has a cooperative nonhierarchical structure. All teachers and staff participate in the weekly College of Teachers meeting.

Bright Water values professional development and utilizes peer mentorship and goal setting for the school year. Every teacher is supported throughout the year with either an experienced teacher as a mentor or a peer mentor.

Bright Water is an associate member of WECAN, a full member of AWSNA and a candidate member of NWAIS. Please visit our website for more information.

https://www.brightwaterwaldorf.org/

Surrounding Area:

Seattle is a gem of a city with all the amenities of an active city on the shores of the Salish Sea. There are three exquisite national parks easily accessible for outdoor activities: the Olympic National Park, the North Cascades, and Mount Rainier National Park.  The Hoh Rain Forest is in the Olympic National Park and close to the Olympic peninsula’s 73 miles of coastline featuring soaring cliffs, sea stacks, sandy beaches, rocky shores, and teeming tide pools. With evergreen forests and islands nearby, there are never ending places to visit, hike, camp, ski and explore.

Early Childhood Job Description:

Early Childhood Teachers create the rhythm of the day, week and season. Crafts and activities such as story, painting, drawing, beeswax modeling, bread making, puppet shows and finger knitting are offered to the children in a beautiful flowing rhythm. Free play both indoors and outdoors, and circle time with alliteration, rhyming, counting and controlled movement are important parts of the kindergarten day. A hearty snack is made, served and eaten family style. Festivals and birthdays are celebrated with reverence in the kindergarten. Music is another important element of the kindergarten as it is usually all the classroom management needed.

Early childhood teachers supervise up to 17 children and support and collaborate with an assistant in the classroom. You will interview new families, prepare and maintain the classroom and play yard, order materials, and maintain a sign in sheet for children. A crucial part of the early childhood teacher's role is to provide parent education for families.


Skills Needed:

Excellent communication 

Leadership Skills

Organization


Education and Training:

Bachelor degree

Waldorf training

Experience is preferred, but not necessary. 


Salary and Benefits:

We have a competitive salary scale that starts at 44,250 and goes up to 80,000 taking into consideration education and experience. We offer partial tuition remission, health benefits and matching retirement.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to hiring@brightwaterwaldorf.org



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