Middle School Class Teacher 2023-24
CWS seeks a 6/7 class teacher who holds the mixed-age 6/7 class as a homeroom and teaches blocks to the middle school (some in grades 6/7 and some in 8) for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.
School year from mid-August through mid-June, including Faculty Work Days, and some email communication during the summer
7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri., plus meetings 3:30-5pm on Thursdays
The 6/7 teacher will be the class teacher for this group of middle school students. This faculty member will teach blocks of 6/7 curriculum but also blocks to the 8th grade. At this time, we are only seeking experienced Waldorf classroom teachers to fill this position.
This position requires creativity, flexibility, and the ability to innovate and reimagine the traditional Waldorf curriculum to meet students in combined classes. Strong classroom management skills are important for this position as are strong communication skills with parents.
Visit expenses will be covered by the school for the right candidate. Upon hire, moving expenses will be covered by the school.
Areas of Responsibility
Plan and carry out all areas of curriculum according to Waldorf pedagogy.
Keep classroom supplies in good working condition. Order supplies as needed.
Create and maintain a clean and orderly classroom space, including seasonal changes
Keep a daily record of attendance.
Review and keep a notebook of children's emergency and dismissal forms, as well as the list of children who have health concerns (allergies, medical conditions etc.)
Communicate all student and parent concerns in a timely and professional manner.
Attend faculty meetings and workdays according to the school calendar.
Work with the enrollment coordinator to facilitate new enrollments into our program
Complete midterm and end-of-year reports according to CWS guidelines
Full Faculty/Grade School department meeting once a week after school
Mentor meetings when applicable
Red Cross/CPR First Aid certification/Medicine Administration training (classes are usually offered during Faculty Work Days)
Maintain a working knowledge of school policies and procedures:
fire, shelter in place, and evacuation procedures, proper documentation of children's injuries, location and use of first aid kit
Evaluations and professional development
Annual observations and periodic evaluations are part of professional development. Full-time teachers are expected to complete 20 hours of professional development each year. A portion of these hours are offered on campus during in-service days.
Guidelines for faculty conduct and responsibility
These are described in the CWS Faculty Handbook. They should be reviewed by applicants before employment is accepted.
Works well with children
Good communication skills
Works well with colleagues
Reliability and punctuality are a MUST
Willingness to work out of Anthroposophy
Acknowledging the inherent eurocentric bias and the social justice intentions of the Waldorf curriculum, have the ability to work toward consciously decolonizing the curriculum
Willingness to pursue further Waldorf training if applicable
Charlottesville Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices.
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