Swallowtail Waldorf School & Farm is seeking a dynamic, caring, and experienced class teacher to lead our rising first grade class for the 2021-22 school year. Our class teachers ideally stay with their students year over year, through the eighth grade. We offer a hands-on learning experience with plenty of time for movement and time outside, both at our main and farm campus.
Have completed a Waldorf Teacher training, or are currently enrolled in one. Also open to experienced teachers who are willing to enroll in Waldorf training. Preference also given for a BA or MA in education or related field.
Have at least 1 year classroom teaching experience, with preference for work in a Waldorf School.
Possess excellent classroom management skills
Are able to adapt the curriculum to the skills and needs of the students in front of them.
Have a ready willingness to accept both positive and constructive feedback, and to be part of a culture that values professional growth
Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Possess the desire and ability to work collaboratively with all members of the school community
Demonstrate a love of children and a deep desire to support their growth, through observation and collaboration
About Swallowtail Waldorf School & Farm
Swallowtail Waldorf School serves students from Preschool through Grade 8. Our two campuses are located at the intersection of rural Oregon farmland and the Portland suburbs. Our main campus is on 6 acres, which also includes plenty of trees, a very large field, playground, covered basketball court, and early childhood play yard. Our farm campus includes areas dedicated to biodynamic agriculture as well as native forest, meadow areas, and wetlands bordered by a river and pond.