Seattle Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, engaging, and compassionate substitute teacher. We are looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team and independently. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching, who is interested in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches, and who is passionate about teaching students in grade school classroom settings. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education.
Who We Are: At Seattle Waldorf School, students become creative problem-solvers—imaginative thinkers who journey toward intellectual excellence, human compassion, and artistic skill. Our modern curriculum is rooted in tradition—for children 18 months to 18 years. We lead students on a joyful journey that fosters critical thinking, synthesis, and creativity. We are privileged to employ some of the most highly trained Waldorf teachers in the country. Founded in Seattle in 1980, we are the only Preschool–Grade 12 Waldorf School in Washington. At Seattle Waldorf School we are committed to creating a community that is inclusive for all faculty, staff, families, and students, especially those who have been impacted by racism and oppression, and to create a culture that supports racial equity by changing our existing systems and practices.
Our Mission: Daily we strive to inspire learning, courage, and joy in the developing human being.
Job Summary: Under minimal supervision, provides an optimal classroom experience for students in grade school classroom settings.
Plans and conducts classroom activities that provide individual developmental experiences for students
Performs classroom teaching duties
Responsible for the health, safety, and personal welfare of assigned students
Performs other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university preferred
Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred
3+ years’ experience teaching in a classroom environment preferred
Advanced degree and State Teacher Certificate preferred
Founded in 1980, Seattle Waldorf School is a Washington State approved school serving approximately 550 students in programs from Preschool through Grade 12. The school is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), a candidate school of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and a member of the Washington Federation of Independent School (WFIS). Our wooded grade school campuses in north Seattle and Bellevue offer students an intimate setting to learn and grow, while the high school is located in the vibrant Magnuson Park complex. For more information about Seattle Waldorf School, please visit our web site at www.seattlewaldorf.org.