Thank you for inquiring. At this time we have the following opening for the 2014/15 school year:
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School located in Niwot, Colorado, offers a unique educational experience for children from pre-K to 8th grade that integrates art, academics and practical skill development along with outdoor activities on a spacious 38 acre campus. Our unique farm setting provides a "living laboratory" for a broad range of hands-on math, science, geography and history projects. Children are guided to cultivate self-knowledge and to meet the world by awakening within them warmth of heart, clarity of thought, and strength of purpose.
Assistant Teacher for our Early Childhood program, beginning Fall 2014. This position is paid hourly.
The Assistant Teacher will serve a class of up to 20 children three to six years of age under the direction of the Lead Teacher in our mixed-age kindergarten. The Early Childhood school day is from 8:10 am – 12:30 pm; the part-time Assistant Teacher’s day begins at 7:30 am. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, the day ends at approximately 1:15. The day ends at 3:00 and 4:00 respectively on Monday and Thursday for meetings.
The ideal candidate has experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting and has completed a portion of the Waldorf Early Childhood training at an accredited teacher training center. All candidates must meet the requirements of the State of Colorado for Early Childhood Teacher. For more information, please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
The school, located in Niwot, Colorado, midway between Boulder and Longmont, is set on a five-acre campus within 38 acres of agricultural-zoned land, with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. This setting provides a wonderful rural atmosphere for festivals and community life, and contributes substantially to a rich curriculum supported by enthusiastic and experienced teachers, devoted, hard-working parents, and a healthy, energetic student body. Current programs include a parent-child class and pre-K through 8th Grade.
In addition to Anthroposophical communities in Boulder and Denver, the Front Range metro area supports several elementary Waldorf Schools, three Waldorf High Schools, several independent Waldorf Kindergartens and numerous Waldorf home and day groups, plus a variety of Waldorf and Anthroposophically-based study groups and initiatives.
Please send resume, a general letter of interest, short biography and contact information for three references to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School, Attn: Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Hiring Committee, 6500 W. Dry Creek Pkwy, Niwot, CO 80503. E-mail to email@example.com.
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School- Extended Care Lead Teacher
Our Early Childhood Education team seeks a candidate who will join us to oversee a warm and engaging program of the highest quality – an Extended Care Program that complements our students’ Waldorf education during the day and keeps them safe and well-cared for until their parents pick them up in the afternoon.
- Lead and develop Shepherd Valley’s vibrant Extended Care Program for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students, in accordance to methods and practices as indicated by WECAN and AWSNA and Waldorf Education.
- Nurture, protect and guide the children in their development through imitation of domestic, practical and artistic activities, through love and warmth, rhythm, and free, imaginative play.
- Provide a bridge for parents to Waldorf education and Shepherd Valley Waldorf School.
- Maintain and promote a high level of professionalism in all work and interactions.
The role of Extended Care Program Lead Teacher is an important role in our Shepherd Valley community. This position interacts with all ages of students and their parents. In addition, this well-established program is poised for carefully considered growth.
- Outstanding early childhood/kindergarten/elementary level teaching skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents;
- Ability to communicate the pedagogy of Waldorf education to parents;
- Interest and ability to develop and grow the program through outreach and collaboration.
Training Required: Bachelor’s degree and/or Waldorf teacher training from a WECAN/AWSNA recognized institution; CPR; First Aid; Permission to Dispense Medications; Universal Precautions, and Child Abuse Reporting.
Please send resume, a general letter of interest, short biography and contact information for three references to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School, Attn: Extended Care Lead Hiring Committee, 6500 West Dry Creek Pkwy, Niwot, CO 80503. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.