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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Spirit of the Lake Community School

Duluth, MN, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jan 23

The Early Childhood Lead Teacher is responsible for the life of his/her class. This includes observing and caring for how the children develop; planning and leading appropriate activities for the class; planning the daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and the needs they see in their particular class; planning and leading festivals; organizing and carrying out parent/teacher conferences twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring; communication with parents and parent education; and caring for the classroom and other early childhood areas. We offer a mixed-age early childhood class for children 2.5-5 years of age with an approximate class size of 14 students. We are near a natural area of woods and our day includes outdoor play and exploration.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a safe and enriching atmosphere based on the Waldorf child development model
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and assistants
  • Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in the environment
  • Create a harmonious and nurturing atmosphere
  • Maintain a high-quality, well-structured experience for the children 
  • Ensure high standard of ethics by providing for child and family confidentiality 
  • Contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of SLCS 
  • Contribute to weekly faculty meetings and seasonal parent meetings  
  • Conduct in-home visits to welcome and orient new families  
  • Foster a fair and caring environment for the children, focusing on developmental needs
  • Be responsible for continuing education required for child care licensing  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have Waldorf certification, or be in process of obtaining Waldorf certification
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s Degree program  
  • Be passionate about bringing their own love of nature to their class  
  • Be self-motivated and inspired to work in a small school environment  
  • Have or obtain certification in basic child and adult first aid and CPR  

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Positive and proactive communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact in a supportive manner with each child’s unique character and abilities
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children in our care
  • Acceptance of cultural, racial, religious, affectional preference, and economic differences

TO APPLY

  • Email your coverletter and resume to discover@slcsduluth.org with subject line "Lead Early Childhood Teacher Application"
  • The hiring committee will get back to you within a week.

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Spirit of the Lake Community School

Educating the whole child—in mind, body and spirit, for a life of continuous learning and meaningful engagement with the world.

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