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First Grade Lead Teacher

Bright Water Waldorf School

Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

First Grade


Dec 21

Bright Water Waldorf School - First Grade Teacher 2023-24

Bright Water Waldorf School is looking for creative, energetic, innovative, Waldorf trained first and fourth grade teachers for 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 our teachers and staff participate in the weekly College of Teacher 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 a full member of AWSNA and we teach Japanese as well as Aikido, movement, violin, band, handwork, woodwork, environmental education and Spanish. 

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.

Job Description:

At Bright Water, class teachers shepherd their classes from first through eighth grade, participate in the College of Teachers, child studies, and committees. Teachers work together to create and observe multi-cultural holidays and festivals. 

Class teachers create block rotations and daily lessons that are engaging and dynamic. Class teachers track student progress and keep parents informed through two conferences and two progress reports during the year. Parent meetings are held a minimum of four times a year. 

Class teachers hold the largest share of responsibility for the social /emotional well being of their class, and hold class council weekly.   

Teachers need good classroom management skills, organization and communication skills. Teachers are responsible for field trips, ordering supplies, and parent communication.


A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Waldorf training must be completed or in process

Waldorf teaching experience is highly valued, but we offer support through mentoring. 

Salary and Benefits:

Our salary schedule offers competitive salaries starting at 44,250. and goes up based on education and experience.

Our Benefit package includes partial tuition remission, health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement matching.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

25 pounds lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and squatting

Bright Water Waldorf School welcomes, values, and supports ethnic, religious, economic and cultural diversity. Our school seeks a diverse faculty and student body and is committed to having our community reflect the abundant and changing diversity of the United States. We welcome, value, and support single, dual, or multiple parent households and LGBTQ+ parents, faculty and/or students. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Visit our website https://www.brightwaterwaldorf.org/about-bright-water

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to hiring@brightwaterwaldorf.org 

For inquiries contact hiring@brightwaterwaldorf.org

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