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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States


Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher 2019-20


IWS is always seeking qualified substitute teachers. Please send a letter and resume to

Teaching opportunity in gorgeous ITHACA, New York!

Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher 2019-20

Beginning: August 1, 2019

The Ithaca Waldorf School ( is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Grades Teacher for our rising combined Fourth and Fifth Grade class.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and have completed multiple years of successful grades teaching experience, preferably in a Waldorf School.  Ideal candidates possess a Waldorf teaching certificate, or are willing to obtain one. 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 (  

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 ( .  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 ( Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth.


  • BA or BS required

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred

  • 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. (

Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography by April 12th, 2019, to the IWS Hiring Committee c/o Lori Freer (   

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.