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Lead Nursery Teacher

Date Posted: April 3, 2024

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg.

No phone calls, please.

Job Description

The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking a full-time Lead Nursery Teacher in our Children’s Garden program effective July 1, 2024. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out the classroom program and activities in alignment with the WECAN principles; nurturing and educating children in a way that demonstrates sound knowledge of early childhood.
  • Provide a bridge for parents to Waldorf education and Washington Waldorf School through regular class meetings, sharing of relevant materials, and at parent teacher conferences.
  • Maintain classroom, and manage teaching supplies and budget for the Nursery class and department.
  • Participate in the admissions process for new families, including parent interviews and enrollment events outside of regular school hours.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through classroom updates and parent meetings and written reports as determined by the department.
  • Participate in all school and department wide faculty work including meetings, teacher development, and classroom and school-wide festivals.

The Lead Nursery teacher will be supported by an assistant teacher.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Certification in Waldorf Early Childhood Education, as well as Waldorf teaching experience.
  • Ability to meet all State of Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, and ability to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check.
  • Completion of OCC 90 hour training or equivalent.  WWS provides assistance for the 90 hour course fees for new hires.

This position offers our full benefits package which includes health, disability and life insurance; dental reimbursement; retirement plan (after 1 year of employment); optional dental, vision and illness/accident insurance; professional development support; and tuition remission for the teacher’s children attending WWS.

Washington Waldorf is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and we welcome applications from all interested individuals