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Aftercare & Extended Day Assistant

Waldorf School of Lexington is seeking an Aftercare and Extended Day Assistant for the 2017–18 school year. The Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students enrolled in our Aftercare program from 12:30–3:00 p.m. The children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. At 3:00 p.m. the Extended Day program begins as children in grades 1–6 join the program for outdoor and indoor play, games, seasonal crafts and activities, and time for homework or reading. The Assistant will be familiar with, or willing to learn about and work in accordance with, the Waldorf perspective of child development. Waldorf teacher training and/or experience, or the desire to pursue Waldorf training, is preferred.

This is a part-time, hourly position from noon to 5:00 p.m. five days a week throughout the school year.

Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the Lead Teacher with all afternoon activities (play, lunch, nap/rest, projects, dismissal, etc.)
  • Supervise children
  • Provide room set-up, clean-up, and general maintenance such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and sweeping
  • Meet with the Lead Teacher for planning and review as needed
  • Provide leadership for the group as a substitute if the Lead Teacher is absent
  • Refer any serious infractions or injuries to the Lead Teacher
  • Refer any parental questions or concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Work and attend mandatory meetings during the last week in August

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve, and our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

To Apply
We look forward to receiving your application! Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (in a single file) addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Grades Assistant Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL), now in its 46th year, is seeking a Grades Assistant Teacher to commence in September 2017. The assistant will be placed in either 1st or 2nd grade. This is a part-time, hourly position, working from 8:00–10:30 a.m. throughout the school year. Additional hours may include snack and lunchtime recess supervision.

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 Grades Assistant supports the Lead Teacher in either 1st or 2nd grade 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.
Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve, and our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf document addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Assistant Nursery Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington seeking two part-time Assistant Nursery Teacher for the 2017–2018 school year. We are seeking one 3-day Assistant and one 5-day Assistant. The ideal candidates will have experience working with young children in a school setting; demonstrated interest in Waldorf early childhood education; and the ability work closely under the direction of the lead Nursery Teacher. In addition to supporting the teacher and children, the assistant’s duties include cooking, baking, and keeping the environment clean and beautiful. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in Waldorf early childhood teacher training.

This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position for the duration of the school year. The 3-day Assistant works from 7:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday, for a total of 17.25 hour per week. The 5-day Assistant works the same hours Monday–Friday, for a total of 25.75 hours per week.

School Description
Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 46th year, is a vibrant, faculty-led, independent school for 215 children in preschool through grade 8. It is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty.

Our historic school building features sturdy brick exteriors, glowing wood floors, and oversized windows that saturate high-ceilinged classrooms with light. Our site features a playground with a large sports field, several smaller play areas, a biodynamic herb-vegetable-flower garden, beehives and a pond with wetlands. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve which is visited regularly by our classes.

Programs and Curriculum
WSL offers parent-child classes, nursery and kindergarten, grades 1–8, and after-school programs. The school’s comprehensive, arts-integrated curriculum provides core academics, two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, visual and performing arts, gardening, handwork, woodwork, games and physical education, and eurythmy.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or phone references) in a single file to School Director Robert Schiappacasse.
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