First Grade Lead Teacher
Windsong School is committed to teaching according to the methods of Waldorf Education. Our vision is to provide an education that keeps intact a child’s love of learning, cultivates flexible thinking, enriches a connection to nature and the world around them, and provides students with a foundation that will allow them to shape the future positively.
Windsong School is a Full Member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and certified by the State of Washington as an approved private school.
Our campus is located above the Spokane River on the 72-acre Mukogawa U.S. Campus, next to Spokane Falls Community College. Our light-filled early childhood brick schoolhouse and historic grades building are surrounded by nature and only 5 minutes from downtown Spokane.
Our programs serve families with infants and toddlers and school-aged children from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
New Windsong teachers will join a fun-loving, hardworking, and sincere faculty, will be supported by a friendly and efficient administrative team, and will lead a passionate and engaged parent body.
An incoming first-grade teacher can expect a class of fewer than 20 students filled with children eager to start first grade and well-supported for their educational journey by their experiences in our high-quality kindergartens.
Requirements: Ideal candidates are experienced teachers who are Waldorf-certified or enrolled in a training program and possess a Bachelor's degree. At a minimum, prospective candidates will be willing to pursue certification as Waldorf teachers, have experience working with school-aged children, and have the equivalent of two years of higher education.
Salary and Benefits: This position offers a salary of $37,500 with an average of 40 hours per week. Benefits include 100% tuition remission, professional development support, one week of personal time off, and five weeks of school-year holiday.
Points to consider before applying: Waldorf education rests on the tenets of Anthroposophy, a spiritualized philosophy that informs our outlook on the human experience. Our educational practices rest on the observations and insights of Waldorf educators who use Anthroposophy as a framework, along with mainstream research on effective educational practices and child development.
Waldorf grade teachers loop with their students, meaning that ideally, teachers will stay with their class from 1st through 8th grade.
Two weeks of scheduled commitments are required during the summer holiday. Significant preparation in the summer is necessary in the form of a one-week professional development class that requires out-of-town travel, classroom arrangements, extensive study and personal skills practice, and materials preparation.
To apply, please compile a letter of interest, a professional resume, contact information for three professional references, a summary of the life experiences that have led you to apply for this unique position and send one e-mail with your materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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