Peace Valley welcomes your interest in joining our staff!
Peace Valley is the first public Waldorf School in the Treasure Valley. We are a community-initiated, tuition free school that educates students in the Treasure Valley, guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.
Our mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate, arts and nature based education, nurturing children's innate creativity and inspiring them to become lifelong learners who are mindful, active, and engaged global citizens.
Peace Valley is dedicated to recognizing each child’s unique potential and providing children an education that gives them the tools and skills to flexibly meet every challenge the future brings. It nurtures students through an integrated curriculum that cultivates each individual's innate creative, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social capacities.
We are committed to hiring highly qualified instructional and administrative staff (certified and non-certified), who are extremely loving, creative, hardworking, and committed to our students and families. As a new school, we are looking for individuals who align with our mission and vision and believe in inspiring children through education.
Peace Valley will have a maximum of 320 students in grades K-6 next fall and grow over the next 5 years to a maximum of 540 K-8 students.
FAQ for Potential Staff
Because the quality of teaching is the key to the Waldorf approach, Peace Valley expects to hire the most engaged and committed teachers. Teachers will be sought to teach in classrooms from Kindergarten through sixth grade, growing to 8th. In addition, specialty teachers will be hired in physical education/movement, music, Spanish, handwork and gardening.
Peace Valley recognizes that it is unlikely that the majority of teachers will be Waldorf-certified in the first year. However, it is expected that all teachers hired at Peace Valley begin a training program to obtain Waldorf certification within two years of hire or sooner. During the initial years of training, many supports will be provided to teachers including: professional development and workshops, the mentoring of an experienced Waldorf teacher who will serve as Pedagogical Director, and other pre-service training programs
All teachers hired at Peace Valley must be certified to teach in Idaho. If a qualified and interested individual has a bachelor’s degree and is an experienced Waldorf teacher or has certification from another state, s/he may be hired to teach at Peace Valley if s/he can guarantee that a plan for being fully state-certified to be worked out with the Idaho Department of Education Certification Office through the Alternative Route to Licensure Process and if the plan is being actively pursued during the intervening years.
All specialty teachers who will be working with students without the direct supervision of a certified class teacher or administrator must also have a bachelor’s degree or higher and a valid Idaho State Teaching Certificate. All teachers will also be expected to have a plan in place to obtain Waldorf certification and be making consistent progress towards that objective during their time teaching at Peace Valley. Pay differentials will also reward teachers for prior Waldorf credentials. PVCS is an equal opportunity employer. PVCS employs staff of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, religious affiliation, actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, or medical condition where the latter does not impair job performance with reasonable accommodations and accords them all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to and made available to staff at the school. PVCS will not discriminate based on any of the above factors, nor any basis prohibited by law.