At the Waldorf School of Bend, education is a powerful vehicle for social change. Thus, core academic subjects are taught to ignite the imagination of students and teachers in order to help foster pragmatic and inspired solutions to the ever-growing challenges of our time. The rigorous academic curriculum allows students to move forward with a sense of strong social consciousness, strong academic skills and a vibrant individuality to create their own futures. A strong reverence for nature and the desire to nurture the earth are primary foundations on which school practices are based.
We are an AWSNA Associate school, who is experiencing energetic and healthy growth in beautiful Bend, Oregon. As a WECAN Developing member school, we operate an Early Childhood Program (Pre-K & Kindergarten classes) serving children ages 3-6, a stand-alone Grades program (1st – 6th) and blended Jr. High program (7th & 8th). We are unique in that we operate a Jr. High to help students prepare for high school outside of Waldorf as currently there are no Waldorf high school options in Central Oregon.
New – Part-time Spanish Teacher: The Waldorf School of Bend is seeking a part-time Spanish teacher for grades Pre-K through 8th. Previous experience teaching Spanish is required and experience with Waldorf curriculum and/or Waldorf teaching is highly preferred. A native speaker is desired. The position will involve teaching Pre-K-4th grades twice a week and 5th-8th grades 3 times a week. A curriculum and lesson plans are available for use should the candidate desire. The compensation for the position will include teaching hours and some paid prep time for a total of approximately 20 hours a week. Our language programs are designed to emphasize culture, singing, games and stories to the younger grades and with the older grades to expand into reading, writing and speaking the language. An ideal candidate would embody a loving, creative, and even-tempered demeanor, exhibit a love for and strong knowledge of the language and associated cultures, and have the flexibility to be able to work with varied age groups.
Part-time Movement Teacher: The Waldorf School of Bend is seeing a part-time Movement teacher for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate would have completed (or nearly) their Level I training in Spacial Dynamics and have experience teaching various grade levels at a Waldorf school. In addition to regular classes, our students participate in a four week snow sports program at Mt Bachelor, a 5th grade Olympiad, 6th grade Medieval Games, and 7th/8th grade Track & Field meet with other Waldorf students across Oregon. Our school community recognizes the importance of healthy movement activities for all human beings…especially those that are going through the important developmental stages of elementary school. We also have a goal to begin a school sports program for 6th-8th graders within the next couple years and our movement teacher will be an integral part in this endeavor.
Part-time Woodwork Teacher: The Waldorf School of Bend is seeking to employ an inspired individual who loves working with children in grades 5-8 teaching various aspects of the Waldorf woodwork curricula. Ideally, we would prefer our prospective teachers to have Waldorf training. However, candidates with experience in working with the Waldorf curricula in general, manual or hand-focused woodworking as well as a passion for teaching are encouraged to apply. Woodwork classes are typically 55 minutes long and are offered throughout the week, projected to be a total of 8-10 hours per week including class preparation time.
Deadline for submitting resumes for all positions listed above is July 15th, 2017.
We are a growing school located in the beautiful high desert town of Bend, OR where recreational opportunities are abundant. From skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking in the winter, to hiking, climbing, whitewater, mountain biking, cycling, and trail running nearly year round. Central Oregon receives plenty of snow in the winter and ample sunshine throughout the year.
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|Waldorf School of Bend
Attn: Darren Hansen
2150 NE Studio Rd., Ste 2
Bend, OR 97701
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