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First Grade Teacher, 2023-2024 School Year

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

Newtown, CT, USA

Full time

First Grade

Jan 5

The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade teacher for the 2023-24 school year.

Preferred candidates would have:

  • completed Waldorf Teacher Training and experience teaching in a Waldorf school;
  • a deep commitment to Waldorf principles;
  • a love of working with children and their parents;
  • enthusiasm;
  • energy;
  • good interpersonal/communication skills;
  • the willingness to cultivate effective parent-teacher communication and parent education; and the ability to participate in our active community life.

Our school prides itself on supporting all staff members in developing good interpersonal communication skills, to conduct self-evaluations, and to set goals for the year. The Staff Development Committee supports professional training and workshops and provides support where needed.

HVWS is a Pre-K through Eighth Grade school, with three Early Childhood classes, Parent-Child classes, and an active Summer Camp. Specialty classes for First through Eighth Grades include Spanish, German, Handwork, Eurythmy, Music, Strings, Folk Dance, Spatial Dynamics, Recorder Ensemble, and Clay. Our Educational Support Group offers therapeutic services to children as needed. After-School Enrichment provides woodwork, painting, circus arts and other classes. The school has a peaceful and joyful atmosphere, with professionally Lazure-painted classrooms and spacious playgrounds. Our vibrant and warm community sponsors Anthroposophical study groups, fairs, festivals, handwork groups, and parenting workshops.

HVWS was founded in 1989 and is accredited by AWSNA, NCPSA,  WECAN, and CAIS. We are more than 25 years old and entering an exciting phase of our growth and development, with a collaborative faculty and a strong, supportive Board of Trustees. 

HVWS is part of the Newtown community in the Housatonic River Valley, which is rich in history. With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Northeast, there are many forests, nature preserves, farms, lakes and rivers for our students to explore and enjoy. We're close to New York City and the Berkshire Mountains with their sophisticated cultural environments, as well as Anthroposophical communities in Spring Valley, NY; Harlemville, NY; and Great Barrington, MA.

We offer a competitive salary, tuition remission, a health plan, life insurance, LTD and opportunity to contribute to a retirement plan.

You can learn more about our school at www.waldorfct.org.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, and three letters of reference to teachersearch@waldorfct.org or mail to:

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

40 Dodgingtown Road

Newtown, CT 06470

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