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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States

607-256-2020

Employment

Employment

First Grade Teacher 2019-20


Beginning: August 1, 2019


The Ithaca Waldorf School (www.ithacawaldorf.org) is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Waldorf-trained Grades Teacher for our incoming First Grade class.  Applicants should have successful Waldorf grades teaching experience, and must be Waldorf-trained with a bachelor’s degree or higher.  In the Fall of 2019, the Ithaca Waldorf school will extend from Grade One through Eight, in addition to providing full day programs in three Early Childhood classrooms, which are fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (www.waldorfearlychildhood.org).  


The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through eighth grade.  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 field, forest and a biodynamic educational farm (www.youthfarmproject.org). Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth.


Qualifications:

  • BA or BS required

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate required

  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred

  • Experience teaching grade school age students

  • Teaching, interpersonal, and class management skills

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Benefits include:

  • Joining a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion

  • Salary commensurate with experience (base = $31,500 with $500 increments added for experience) up to $41,000

  • Health benefits

  • Tuition remission for enrolled children

  • Professional development funds

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (www.visitithaca.com)


Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography by February 15, 2019, to the IWS Hiring Committee c/o Lori Freer (lfreer@ithacawaldorf.org).   


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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IWS is always seeking qualified substitute teachers. Please send a letter and resume to office@ithacawaldorf.org.