Fourth Grade Teacher

Corvallis Waldorf School is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Fourth Grade Teacher to begin with the class in the 2023-2024 school year.  We seek applicants who have a strong 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 & Games/Movement and 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


  • 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 –

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 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

    We look forward to hearing from you!