About the Job
Peace Valley is accepting applications for early childhood teachers and assistants to bring the Waldorf pedagogy to life via storytelling, singing, recitation, movement, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, drawing, finger knitting, crafting, gardening, cooking, and baking.
The Idaho Content Standards are embedded in the life of early childhood in a way that the children experience a rhythmic and play-based program. The individuals filling these positions will be responsible for guiding students through a seasonally thematic program with circle time, free play, and nature exploration 5 days per week.
The ideal candidate is a loving authority figure who creates a beautiful and joyous environment rich with seasonal festivals. The individual must be passionate about art and nature-based early childhood education and family enrichment. As a member of the Peace Valley Charter School faculty, you will be joining a group of individuals whose foundation in pedagogy is based on the Waldorf School approach, guided by the principles taught by Rudolf Steiner and by the Core Tenets of Public Waldorf Education.
Our faculty, individually and as a group, engage in ongoing professional development, study, and self-renewal, which informs and enhances the artistic, academic and social capacities necessary for bringing the content and delivery of our lessons to the children.
Kindergarten teachers do not loop with students but welcome a new class of students each year.
General Responsibilities and Duties
Develop curriculum collaboratively with colleagues integrating arts, movement, and nature activities and Idaho Content Standards.
Facilitate cross curricula instruction
Assess individual student learning and development
Communicate regularly with students’ families
Participate in ongoing professional development and faculty evaluation processes
Maintain nurturing, peaceful, safe, and positive learning environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work occurs both indoors and outdoors, including office settings, classrooms, playgrounds, garden, and farm environments during all times and weather conditions of the year.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
All class teachers will have a valid Idaho State Teaching Certificate or the ability to become certified by the State Department of Education. The candidate must be willing to complete training and certification in Waldorf curriculum and methodology if they do not already have a certificate from a recognized Waldorf teacher training program. Our goal is that faculty will represent the best of both worlds—dual certified with Idaho State teaching credentials and Waldorf certification. The ideal candidate will have three or more years of early childhood teaching experience. Additional interests, skills, and initiative in various areas such as drawing, singing, movement, and drama are also desired.
As a Public Charter School in the State of Idaho, Peace Valley will be eligible for PERSI retirement benefits. Salary will be on par with Department of Education’s career ladder. Peace Valley will provide ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. Full-time employees will be eligible for personal leave, sick leave, and health benefits.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application. You will be required to provide your education, work history, and three references. Have digital copies of your cover letter, resume, college transcripts and letters of recommendation prepared to upload. You may save a draft and continue later, however it would be best to have all information on hand before beginning your application. If you have any questions about this application email firstname.lastname@example.org.