Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Mixed Age Kindergarten (MAK) Lead Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The MAK Lead Teacher is a full-time position, working on campus from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays.
The MAK Lead Teacher is responsible for leading a class of 4 through 6 year olds Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM, three days of which are forest days held at a nearby park. Duties include planning, carrying out, and reviewing the program and activities on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the lead teacher will have in mind an overall plan for the year centering around an understanding of the year’s seasonal progression and festivals. The lead teacher will meet with the MAK assistant teacher weekly for planning and review to ensure a meaningful classroom role for the assistant. The lead teacher will work closely with class parents through regular communication and by scheduling, organizing and hosting four parent evening meetings and two parent-teacher conferences during the year. The lead teacher is responsible for keeping records of attendance and student progress, and with the help of the assistant, maintain the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion. The lead teacher will meet with new students and their families before the school year, either at their home or at the school. At the end of the school year, the lead teacher is responsible for writing narrative year-end reports for each child in their class.
The lead teacher rotates as lead afternoon program teacher from 1:30-2:30pm on one day per week, and dismisses the afternoon program children from 2:30-3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, and a love for children and teaching. The candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. The candidate either will have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training at a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program, or be currently enrolled in an WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program with 3 years of Waldorf Early Childhood teacher experience.
The candidate must be able and willing to follow safety procedures for the school, and follow and enforce school policies and rules.
The lead teacher is an active member of the school’s faculty and participates in weekly faculty meetings and committee work. As such, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate a commitment to the school beyond the classroom. Faculty meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons. The teacher will work with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and the Early Childhood Department to admit families into the mixed age kindergarten program. Attendance at school events, admission events, and festival celebrations is required.
This position is exempt.
We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and Employment Application addressed to the Personnel Committee to firstname.lastname@example.org.