CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
GREENWOOD TREE COOPERATIVE SCHOOL, MT. VERNON, WASHINGTON
First/Second Grade Combination Class Teacher
Greenwood Tree is a Waldorf-inspired cooperative school in the rich farming community of the Skagit Valley (Washington State). This vibrant school is expanding and seeks a caring, dedicated and experienced individual to lead a combined first/second grade class (ages 6 - 9).
The Teacher will guide the children through a Waldorf-inspired curriculum uniquely crafted to meet the needs of both first and second grade children in a shared class. Curriculum to include Language Arts, History, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, and Practical Arts, or handwork. Our school and community prefers to follow the Waldorf style teaching method of using main lesson blocks to structure lessons, which allows the student to fully immerse themselves in the topic of study and create their own “text book” based on their personal experience of a subject or lesson. The Teacher will orchestrate the rhythm of the day by leading the children through each activity and the associated transition periods. They will make every effort to utilize the diverse resources and talents of the parents to enrich the program. The Teacher is responsible for seeking out and using such talents, and for creating a climate in which parents will volunteer their talents.
-Education and experience (preferred) or knowledge and interest (acceptable) in Waldorf education
-Ability to work in a cooperative setting with parents and colleagues
-Develop and implement Waldorf-inspired curriculum appropriate for early grades
-Positive classroom management techniques
-Ability to apply understanding of early childhood development
-Clear communication skills, written and verbal
LOCATION AND DAYS:
3 days/week (to be determined) at the school facility in downtown Mount Vernon,WA and weekly meetings (teleconferencing and at school), and frequent festival and fundraising events held at the school and various locations throughout Skagit Valley.
ANTICIPATED START DATE:
Fall of 2017
Dependent upon experience
All candidates are expected to thoroughly explore our website to learn about our history, mission and
values as a cooperative school:
Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Greenwood Tree, P.O.
Box 543, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or
Position is open until filled.