Part time Preschool Lead Teacher
Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California, is seeking a qualified candidate to join our Preschool faculty. The 3-Day Preschool teacher should be familiar with Waldorf education and the principles on which it is based. Additionally, the teacher must demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Organizational and communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the need for confidentiality. Must be able to listen and channel information to the appropriate person or group. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Willingness to attend trainings and seminars as required by the Faculty Council.
Education and Relevant Work Experience
• Associate in Arts or Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience in education, child development or related fields
• Waldorf Teaching Certificate - general or early childhood, preferred
• Minimum 12 units of early childhood education as required by state standards (or 6 ECE credits and enrollment to complete 6 additional credits)
• Experience working in a Waldorf early childhood setting
We are a progressive suburban school housed in a historical church building in the quiet neighborhood of Belmont Heights. Our relations
hip with Long Beach Parks and Recreation allows us to utilize four parks within walking distance for partial schools days. Our school was recently one of six private schools in the country to be named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and STEM. We are located minutes from the beach, 1.5 hours to the desert, 2 hours to the mountains, and 30 minutes from a Waldorf high school. We have a diverse population, and we are focused on equitability and inclusion for people of all religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions. Our Village has a lot of heart, strong parent participation, and is centered on families, community, parent education, collaboration, and mutual respect.
MVWS is an Associate Member of AWSNA and a Developing Member of WECAN.
Our school is in its 15th year and programs include Parent/Baby, Parent/Toddler, 2 Preschools, 2 Kindergartens, and Grades 1 – 8. We have an experienced faculty, strong peer mentoring program, and together we study, listen, counsel, laugh, eat, and celebrate.
Our specialty subjects include Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish, Japanese, Games, Strings, Chorus, and Gardening. We also have a strong Early Childhood and Grades Extended Care program.
MVWS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including increments for teaching experience, tuition remission, medical insurance, and professional development.
We invite you to view full job description and complete our job application on our website (available at https://maplevillagewaldorf.org/career-opportunities/) and submit it, along with a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to MVWS Dean of Education Lisa J. McCarthy at Lisa.McCarthy@maplevillageschool.org. Eligible applicants will be contacted for a phone interview, references will be contacted, and qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with our Hiring Committee, followed up with demonstration lessons.
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