First Grade Teacher
Live Oak is seeking a warm-hearted, creative teacher for our rising first grade students beginning this fall of 2023. This class has nice cultural mix of families, who have been supportive kindergarten parents. Ideally, you would be shepherding a group of bright-eyed and open children as they continue their love of learning up through the grades. We, your future colleagues, are there to offer support in any way we can, and you will have your own mentor as well.
Our greater parent body is community-minded and enjoys concerts, lectures and festivals on our beautiful forty acre campus. We offer many rich programs including Spanish, Handwork, Woodwork, Music, Orchestra, Eurythmy and Movement Education. The dedicated and experienced faculty members of Live Oak hold true to the principles of Waldorf education, and we deeply value the integral roles of mentoring support and the invested work of the College of Teachers. Our faculty and Board of Trustees enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively with our parent community to create an educational environment that is aligned with the ideals of Waldorf Education and the school's mission and goals.
Founded in the fall of 1976, Live Oak is fully accredited by AWSNA and serves 200 children from preschool through eighth grade. We are nestled centrally in the Sierra foothills, 45 minutes east of Sacramento and 1 hour west of Donner Summit between the Bear River and the north fork of the American River. The surrounding area is an adventureland for the outdoor-minded who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and water sports including river rafting. The numerous trail systems are frequented by horseback riders, hikers, runners and mountain bikers.
Live Oak is where the Olympic Games--The Pentathlon, was first brought to Waldorf fifth grades and still continues to thrive for Waldorf students from the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento Valley. Our children enjoy day field trips to farms, Native American sites, caverns, railroad tunnels built by Chinese laborers in the 1800s, mining sites, fish hatcheries, rivers and waterfalls, ski slopes, and museums. Fortunately, we are also close enough to the coast to plan multiple-day field trips there, with the blessing of coming home to a less crowded environment.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree or higher, will have completed or presently enrolled in Waldorf Teacher Training, and will have some prior teaching experience.
Joining an enthusiastic, supportive faculty that loves to have fun
Priority enrollment for children of hired faculty
Tuition remission for children of faculty
A school year calendar designed for sustainable teaching and learning
Financial support for yearly renewal courses
Living where you would vacation!
Pay scale based on years of experience is $50,000.00 -- $63,200.00 per year.
Please check out our website at liveoakwaldorf.org
If interested, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-878-8720 for more information.
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