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Grade One Teacher-2024/2025

Corvallis Waldorf School is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic First Grade Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  We seek applicants who have astrong commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We seek individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation, and working out of Anthroposophy.  We seek colleagues who share the goals of Waldorf Education and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child. 

Our School:

CWS was founded in 1993 in the homes of a few dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. We are currently located on an expansive 11 acre site in a former public school elementary facility. We are an AWSNA developing school with a stable staff and vibrant families in lovely surroundings. Our school offers a full early childhood program and grades one through eight along with an extended day program. We currently have over 160 students enrolled and are projecting a class of 15 for the upcoming first grade. We complement our classroom experiences with subject teachers for Handwork, Agriculture, Strings/Music, Spanish, and Games/Movement. Our faculty is supported by a strong administrative staff. 

Our Community:

Corvallis is located in the scenic Willamette Valley between the Coastal and Cascade Mountain ranges. Residents enjoy a small town atmosphere within driving distance to Portland (80 minutes) and Eugene (45 minutes) for additional arts, cultural, and urban attractions. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and residents have access to an abundance of activities in and around Corvallis, including miles of bike trails within and surrounding the city, water sports on the Willamette River, and hiking trails in McDonald-Dunn Research forest and Mary’s Peak. Skiers can leave Corvallis and hit the slopes in about two hours. The spectacular Oregon coast can be reached within a scenic one-hour drive.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher trained
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching
  • Initiative, dependability, and collaborative approach 
  • Organized, dependable, punctual

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on experience
  • Health and dental insurance (100% employee premium paid)
  • Tuition remission (90%) for qualified dependents

Please send your resume, a short biography, and three references to the attention of Karim Hafizov, School Administrator – karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org

    Lead Kindergarten Teacher-2024/2025

    Our School:

    CWS was founded in 1993 in the homes of a few dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. We are currently located on an expansive 11 acre site in a former public school elementary facility. We are an AWSNA developing school with a stable staff and vibrant families in lovely surroundings. Our school offers a full early childhood program and grades one through eight along with an extended day program. We complement our classroom experiences with subject teachers for Handwork, Agriculture, Strings/Music, Spanish, and Games/Movement. Our faculty is supported by a strong administrative staff. 

    Responsibilities 

    • Lead a classroom of 10-18 students according to Waldorf principles and applicable state licensing requirements for child care programs 
    • Supervise, train, and/or support one or more assistant teachers 
    • Encourage the development and understanding of Waldorf education and principles among early childhood families 
    • Work cooperatively with colleagues to uphold the mission, integrity, and values of the school 
    • Coordinate with prospective families and the Enrollment Director to support the admissions process
    • Meet with prospective students and their families and contribute to determinations regarding student admission
    • Prepare classroom and materials before the start of the school year and each day school is in session 
    • Create and carry out a well-planned age-appropriate Waldorf-based curriculum including circle time, story telling, singing songs, practical and artistic work, puppet shows, seasonal and birthday celebrations, etc. 
    • Assume full responsibility for children during the school day 
    • Participate and supervise students in emergency drills: fire, earthquake, safety threat, etc. 
    • Fill out injury reports when needed and notify Program Director of any serious/reportable injuries immediately 
    • Prepare a cooked group snack each day that adheres to the published menu
    • Supervise indoor activities and ensure the room is free of safety hazards
    • Supervise outdoor play every day in all weather conditions
    • Maintain accurate daily attendance records for students and staff
    • Maintain close communication with parents, within appropriate boundaries
    • Hold parent-teacher conferences
    • Host parent meetings during the school year 
    • Attend and contribute to outreach and school events
    • Prepare and participate in seasonal celebrations: Michaelmas, Halloween Journey, Lantern Walk, Spiral of Light, Winter Celebration, May Celebration, etc.
    • Attend weekly faculty and branch meetings 
    • Serve on faculty committees (after first year of employment)
    • Work with a mentor and be willing to work with a mentee 
    • Complete tasks required by administration in relation to recordkeeping, policies, procedures, etc.

    Qualifications 

    • Waldorf early childhood teaching certificate or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or another related field
    • Two years or more of early childhood teaching experience, preferably in a Waldorf school 
    • Able to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
    • Commitment to self-development, including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
    • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry 

    Required Training (can be completed upon hire)

    • New employee orientation 
    • Pediatric first aid & CPR 
    • Food handler card 
    • Required trainings from Early Learning Division
    • Other training can include but is not limited to: Trauma Sensitive Schools; Restorative Justice; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Waldorf conferences/workshops; early childhood focused; health and safety; and any other training offered by the school throughout the year 

    Compensation & Benefits 

    • Rate of pay will be determined based on experience and education 
    • Health and dental insurance, professional development funds, tuition remission commensurate with FTE status, two weeks of paid time off (in addition to holidays and school-designated breaks)

    Please send your resume, a short biography, and three references to the attention of Karim Hafizov, School Administrator – karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org

    Open Substitute Positions

    CWS is looking for substitutes! We have a variety of needs and are eager to find qualified, caring people to join our sub list. If you would like more information please send your resume and a letter of interest to office@corvalliswaldorfschool.org. We are looking for substitutes in the following areas:

    • Preschool through Kindergarten as part of our Early Childhood Licensed Program. All substitutes must have or be willing to fulfill licensing requirements. (Current CPR & First Aid certification, Oregon Food Handler’s card and be successfully enrolled and cleared in the Criminal Background Registry with the Childcare Division of Oregon.)
    • Subject teachers for grades 1 to 8: Strings/Music, Handwork, Games class, Agriculture, Woodworking.
    • Grades 1 to 8. Waldorf training/experience preferred, but not required.

    We have a preference for candidates with a college degree, a commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. Waldorf teaching training is required for Early Childhood positions and strongly preferred for Grades and Specialty positions. We offer a competitive salary, health insurance and tuition remission for qualified faculty children.

      Why to Join Corvallis Waldorf School

      You are joining a community of parents and professional educators who are striving to create an unparalleled educational opportunity for children based on the pedagogical insights of Rudolf Steiner. We provide a developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated education to promote the development of the whole child. Our school fosters the intellect, nurtures the imagination, and recognizes the emotional life of each child. Our aim is to inspire children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world. In Steiner’s words, “Our highest endeavor [is] to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives.”

      Our school started in 1993 in the homes of dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. As the school grew, the community occupied a local church building, then an elementary school campus. In August of 2013, we purchased the 12 acre campus and buildings, and we have begun the process of developing the buildings and grounds to suit our needs. We are currently a developing member school with AWSNA. We serve students ranging from parent-child through 8th Grade, and we are growing and welcoming more students each year.

      The school is ideally situated, just five minutes from downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis is an award-winning city that has been recognized as one of the top ten places to live in the country. The school is within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the famous Oregon coast. Corvallis has a residential population of 55,345 and is home to Oregon State University, making it an ideal small town for people of all ages.

      Non-Discrimination Statement

      Corvallis Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, abilities, or other legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.

      To apply for any open position at CWS, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Karim Hafizov, School Administrator, at karim_hafizov@corvalliswaldorfschool.org.

      We look forward to hearing from you!