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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Ithaca Waldorf School

Ithaca, NY, USA

Full time

$35.8k+ (annually)

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Jun 7

Teaching opportunity in gorgeous ITHACA, New York!

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Beginning: August 2023

Open until filled.

The Ithaca Waldorf School is seeking a warm and caring lead teacher to join our established Early Childhood program.  Applicants should have a background in child development, as well as teaching experience with children ages 2 - 7.  Experience with and/ or training in Waldorf education is desired.  Mentorship will be available from a master Waldorf teacher, who has been with the IWS early childhood program for decades.   

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction for students in nursery through eighth grade.  Currently, the Ithaca Waldorf school extends from Grade One through Eight, in addition to providing full day Early Childhood programs, which are fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (www.waldorfearlychildhood.org).  IWS is currently an Associate Member School of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (www.waldorfeducation.org .  The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of fields and forest. Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth. 


BA or BS preferred; or equivalent professional experience

Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred

Waldorf teaching experience preferred

Experience teaching early childhood

Interpersonal skills and team work

Strong communication and organizational skills


Leading one of our two Early Childhood classes.

Regular written and verbal communication with parents

Facilitating at least three parent evenings per academic year

Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues

Regular attendance at the weekly EC and Full Faculty meetings 


Colleagueship with a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion

Mentorship from a certified Waldorf EC teacher 

Health benefits, including vision and dental plans

Retirement plan

Tuition remission

Professional development funds

Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the IWS Hiring Committee ATTENTION: Jennifer Lennon to office@ithacawaldorf.org .

Starting Salary: $35,792 - commensurates with experience

The Ithaca Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or handicapping conditions in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.

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