7th Grade Homeroom Teacher
For the 2022/23 school year, Tamarack adopted a unique approach to Grades 5-8 that combines traditional teacher/student matriculation with direct instruction in areas of subject specialization. Most full-time teachers in Grades 5-8 serve as homeroom teachers for a single grade and can matriculate with the class serving the groups’ social and emotional well-being. Full and part-time teachers offer instruction in specialized fields in both the traditional morning lesson and subsequent skills schedule. This Upper Grades model is continuing for the 23/24 school year, and Tamarack is looking for two new homeroom teachers.
7th Grade Homeroom: This full-time position in the heart of our Upper Grades progression involves homeroom responsibility for our rising 7th Grade, a robust and lively group, as well as specialty teaching in both morning lesson and skills periods. The preferred candidate would have a humanities background with the interest to develop and execute a full range of English/Language Arts programing as well as some possible history blocks for Upper Grades students.
We are seeking applicants committed to teaching with enthusiasm and warmth, demonstrating effective classroom management, communication, and interpersonal skills. This candidate should also have an interest and desire to work in collaboration with colleagues and within the guiding principles of Waldorf Education. This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred. Candidates enrolled in Waldorf teacher training will be considered but will be expected to complete a Waldorf certification program.
Our classrooms are culturally and socioeconomically diverse and our top candidate must prioritize their curriculum development to work with diversity, equity, and inclusion. A full-time salaried faculty member is entitled to benefits: health, vison and dental insurance, professional development, and tuition reduction. The position offers 10 PTO days, paid time off around holidays and breaks and will offer an in-house mentor as well as an outside mentor.
Our Upper Grades curriculum model includes two world languages, handwork, art, music, physical education, and environmental education as specialist classes and our top candidate will be able to teach lessons based on the Waldorf curriculum model for upper grade students. We also offer our students an educational support program to meet their diverse needs. We are a full member of AWSNA and WECAN and are located near Lake Michigan. Our neighborhood offers our students many outdoor experiences while being centrally located on Milwaukee’s east side.
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