Spanish Teacher 2019-20
Beginning: August 26th, 2019
The Ithaca Waldorf School (www.ithacawaldorf.org) is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Spanish teacher for the World Language program. Applicants should have a Spanish teaching background, as well as teaching experience with children ages 5-13. Experience with Waldorf education is preferred but not required. Mentorship will be available from a Waldorf certified Spanish teacher, who has extensive Waldorf teaching experience.
Accepting applications now through May 17th. We seek teachers with an understanding of Waldorf education and an abiding interest in the foundational philosophy of the school. We also welcome teachers new to Waldorf education if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as Waldorf teachers. In fall 2019, the Ithaca Waldorf school will extend from Grade One through Eight, and provide three Early Childhood classrooms programs.
BA or BS required
Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred
Waldorf teaching experience preferred
Experience teaching grade school age students
Teaching, interpersonal, and student management skills
Strong communication and organizational skills
Fluency in Spanish
Adaptability; able to change work plan based on needs of particular class
Responsibilities will include:
Teaching 8-9 hours per week, Grades 1 through 8 and one Early Childhood class.
Preparing specific presentations for seasonal school festivals (Dia de los Muertos, school assemblies)
Developing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development
Providing written mid-year and end-of-year reports for each student, in addition to communicating with parents throughout the academic year
Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
Regular attendance at the Grades Faculty meeting
Attendance at Full Faculty meetings as arranged with the Faculty Chair
Colleagueship with a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion
Mentorship from a certified Waldorf Spanish teacher
Starting salary of $25/hour
Professional development funds
The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through Grade 8. A fully-accredited member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), we are currently a developing school with 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 and educational farm (www.youthfarmproject.org). Our faculty enjoys a warm collegial relationship and receives support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and health benefits.
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 to the IWS Hiring Committee c/o Carolina Marraccini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 2nd.
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.