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LEARNING SPECIALIST

The Waldorf school of Lexington seeks a part-time Learning Specialist to support our students in grades 2-8 for the 2019-2010 academic year. This position is a part time position that may be combined with other positions. This position is part of the school's Educational Support Department (ESD) and includes collaboration with the grade 2 through 8 class teachers to support students with identified learning differences. Responsibilities include: identifying needs and supporting students, cultivating/maintaining a professional relationship with parents, faculty and staff, and performing classroom/sectional administrative duties and school committee assignments. The Learning Specialist will process student evaluations, assist parents in understanding evaluations, and write individual support plans for the students in our school in collaboration with the ESD Team.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree and learning specialist training preferred); 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 collaborate with the class teacher. Waldorf training and/or teaching experience is preferred.

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.


Math Skills Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Lexington seeks a part-time (hourly) math skills assistant teacher to support our students in grades 2-5 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will support class teachers to provide small group/one-on-one assistance in the implementation of the school’s mathematics curriculum.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred); 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 collaborate with the class teacher. Waldorf training and/or teaching experience is preferred.

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.


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. WSL enrolls 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50.

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all its forms, and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner. WSL has adopted the position statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

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).









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