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Mixed-age Kindergarten Class Lead Teacher - Full Time

Honolulu Waldorf School

Honolulu, HI, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Mar 10

Job Title: Mixed-age Kindergarten Class Lead Teacher - Full Time

Reports to: Head of School

Start date: August 1, 2023

Job Description and Duties: Honolulu Waldorf School seeks a mixed-age kindergarten class lead teacher. We are looking for a person who loves children and is able to be attentive and nurturing. Lead teachers are expected to care for the children, develop a positive classroom community, and establish a classroom environment conducive to learning and child development that is also consistent with Waldorf philosophies, Additionally, a lead teacher communicates and works well with parents. Honolulu Waldorf School is a small school, so teamwork, collaboration, and a positive ready-to-help attitude are essential. All faculty are also expected to uphold and model the values and philosophy of a Waldorf school.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Previous lead teaching experience
  • Patch Registry and teacher qualifications under State of Hawaii childcare center licensing (http://patchhawaii.org/licensing-matrix-quick-view/)
  • TB Test and Background Check 
  • United States work authorization 
  • BA degree in any field or Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • Waldorf teaching experience and training are preferred


Other Information:

The Honolulu Waldorf School is an established coeducational, independent school serving 185 students from Early Childhood through Grade 9. The school is located on a beautiful 2-acre campus in Niu Valley shaded by majestic monkeypod trees. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum, with specialty classes including Handwork, Hawaiian Studies, Japanese, Spanish, and music. Our campus is also home to a thriving Early Childhood program, and we have a giant tortoise, chickens, ducks, and gardens, which our students help care for.  

At the Honolulu Waldorf School, we educate each child to find meaning, passion, and purpose in life and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics, our children learn to meet the world with clear and creative thinking, compassion and moral strength, and with courage and freedom to act.

Honolulu Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, and benefits. and other terms and conditions of employment. 

HWS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health & dental insurance, life insurance, participation in a 403b pension plan, paid holidays, a flex spending program, and a tuition remission package. Salary commensurate with experience. 

To be considered, please send your cover letter and resume to the Faculty Hiring Committee at employment@honoluluwaldorf.org 

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