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Grades Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 48th year, is seeking an Assistant Teacher to support our first grade class. This is a temporary, hourly position, working from 8:00–3:00 p.m., starting immediately and continuing as needed through the remainder of the school year. The need for the position will be evaluated periodically at roughly six- to eight-week intervals.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a B.A. degree; demonstrated interest in the philosophy and methods of Waldorf education; elementary teaching experience; energy, commitment, and vitality for working with elementary aged children; and the ability to take direction from, and work closely with, the Lead Teacher. Waldorf training and/or teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities

The Assistant Teacher supports the Class Teacher and Subject Teachers in the following ways:

• Help set up and arrange the classroom each morning; help with cleanup.

• Assist and support the Lead Teacher when children arrive each morning, during class, snack, and recess.

• Be an attentive and helpful presence for the Lead Teacher and the children.

• Help children get prepared during transitions, work with their materials, do bookwork, etc. This may involve correcting pencil grip, sitting posture, etc.

• Participate in some classroom activities, speech work, flute work, etc.

• Serve as another set of “eyes” for the Lead Teacher, observing children on all levels – academically, physically, socially, etc.

• Work with students individually who need extra help as directed by the Lead Teacher.

• Assist in classroom management as needed, including resolving behavioral/social disputes.

• Help to supervise recess duty, learning how the Lead Teacher works with the class during free play and then assuming more leadership responsibilities during the course of the year.

• Supervise children when needed.

• Take over leadership of the class to cover for the Lead Teacher when she is out.

• Meet periodically with the Lead Teacher.

• Additional responsibilities as needed.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf addressed to Don Grace, School Director, at resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Waldorf School of Lexington!




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