First Grade Assistant Teacher
Thank you for your interest in our school!
The ideal candidate would be an individual currently in or just graduated from Waldorf teacher training. In search of a first grade assistant to the class teacher for the 2023-2024 school year with the possibility to take the following first grade class of 2024-25.
Key attribute: Confidence in your ability to hold a class without support from another teacher.
Must have knowledge, interest and curiosity about Anthroposophy and child development via Waldorf Training/working as a class teacher in a Waldorf school.
The schedule would most often be M-W and F 10:15 am until 1:45 pm and Faculty Meetings each Thursday. There are early release days for first grade (1:20 p.m.) and you will be supported by a mentor in addition to the class teacher's guidance. Weekly faculty meetings each Thursday 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. This time includes study and inspiration. Co-attendance of a minimum of three parent meetings during the school year, August, February, and June in-service attendance, and support/attendance with festivals is required of each of our class teachers/the first grade assistant.
We have a committed and vibrant group of teachers, many having taken a second class after graduating their first at Micha-el. Come join our team!
About the school:
Nestled on twelve acres in Milwaukie, Oregon – ten minutes from Southeast Portland – Micha-el School has been independent and thriving since 2008.
Micha-el School offers a well-rounded kindergarten through eighth grade education. Our Waldorf certified teachers provide a balanced, comprehensive curriculum that weaves academics with creativity to inspire joyful learning. Blending language arts, math and sciences with music, foreign languages, art and movement, we fully engage children at every developmental age. We have a warm and vibrant community dedicated to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual well-being of every student.
Micha-el School is committed to providing traditional academics along with a full slate of staffed specialty subjects including: Handwork, Woodwork, Eurythmy, Spanish, German, Folk Dance, Games, Strings, Choir, Wind Band, and middle school Math. We are dedicated to maintaining small class sizes, with a cap of 18 students per class.
Pay range varies based on Waldorf training and experience in a Waldorf classroom.
The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: a campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with the College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
Qualified candidates should possess a warm heart, a willingness to work in collaboration, prior Waldorf teaching experience, good classroom management, and communication skills.
Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Faculty Chair, Ivana Deletis via indeed provided email.
Please inquire to find out more.
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