First Grade teacher
Sunfield Waldorf School has an immediate opening for a first grade teacher. We are seeking a dedicated Waldorf trained teacher to join our vibrant and growing school on a certified biodynamic farm.
Our first grade class is a lively group of fourteen children. They are coming to form as they settle into daily rhythms and routines. They arrive at school eager to begin their day and are excited by each new element of the curriculum. Most of the children have graduated from our own kindergarten class and have parents dedicated to Waldorf education.
Sunfield Waldorf School has one hundred and eleven children in Pre-K through Grade 8 as well as two Parent – Child classes. Our stable and caring faculty presently has eight early childhood and grade teachers, and three specialty teachers, with a supportive administration. The school is closely integrated with the work of our farm. Daily, children and teachers assist the farmer by milking goats, tending sheep and chickens, making compost, and gardening.
The farm and school campus comprises eighty-one acres of fields, beautiful forest, and wetlands. We are within fifteen minutes of the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, an active community, rich in culture, arts and outdoor activities. A strong local foods movement abounds in the area, supported by surrounding organic farms. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympics, we are within easy reach of the Olympic National Park, outstanding for its mountains and coastal beauty. Seattle is within a two hour drive.
Candidates for this position must be Waldorf trained and preferably have several years of teaching experience. A special interest in farming, biodynamics, animals and nature are an asset. Our teachers require a deep understanding of the curriculum and child development, and a commitment to working out of anthroposophy.
For the past eleven years, Sunfield Waldorf School has successfully operated with combined grade classes. The faculty are in the process of determining if this grade one class will combine with the rising first grade in the upcoming 2017-18 school year to become a combined Grade 1/2, or there is a slight possibility that it may continue as a single grade.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, a brief biography, and names and addresses of three professional references to our administrator Beth Ann OʼDell, firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please call (360) 385-3658. Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.