Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Waldorf School of New Orleans is expanding and seeking an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic full-time Lead Kindergarten Teacher for our third Kindergarten class for the 2020-21 School Year. Located in the heart of Mid-City, our Main Campus inhabits the newly renovated, historic St Rose de Lima parochial school building. 


Lead Kindergarten Teacher duties include:

  • Instructing Kindergarten students according to Waldorf pedagogy, nurturing each unique child with respect, and modeling healthy behavior 

  • Planning and developing Kindergarten curriculum, applying curriculum standards and learning objectives that adhere to Waldorf pedagogy

  • Using effective teaching techniques, materials, and activities to promote physical, mental, and social development, and support a health and harmonious classroom

  • Establishing and maintaining fair and just standards for student behavior to ensure a supportive and safe social environment

  • Carrying out celebration of festivals and birthdays in a manner related to the curriculum

  • Communicating objectives to students in a calm manner, using clear and precise language 

  • Observing, evaluating, and providing for specific student needs

  • Monitoring and assessing student progress, personal and social behavior, and provide regular feedback to parents, mentor faculty and administration

  • Documenting student progress and prepare mid-year and end-of-year reports for each child

  • Scheduling and participating in parent conferences, conversations, and meetings

  • Participating and/or holding a Chair position in Early Childhood Hiring and other school committees

  • Participating in weekly faculty and Early Childhood staff meetings

  • Directing, supervising, training and evaluating teaching assistant(s) who support the Kindergarten classroom

  • Mentoring other Kindergarten teachers

  • Maintaining professional competence through continuing education, development and renewal


Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must

  • hold Waldorf Teacher Certification in Early Childhood by a program recognized by WECAN

  • have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience as a Lead Teacher in a Waldorf Kindergarten 

  • have a Bachelors or Associates degree in Education, Art, or Psychology

  • submit three references

  • submit a biography and resume


Benefits include:

  • Health care coverage

  • Matching contributions to WSNO IRA/retirement program

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition Remission

Please submit your resume and cover letter to apply@waldorfnola.org

Substitute Teacher

Job Description

Waldorf School of New Orleans is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with students from nursery through 8th grade.  The best candidates for substitute teacher jobs have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working with children.  They are flexible and have some sort of education experience.  Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check.


Substitute Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate.

  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans.

  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students.

  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment.

  • Supervise students out of class such as in hallways and at playgrounds.


Substitute Teacher Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong command of English language

  • Overall average competency in most or all subjects

  • Ability to remember many names

  • Flexible, friendly and good at establishing quick rapport with students

  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management


Please submit your resume and cover letter to apply@waldorfnola.org



Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1

Additional Details:

Does this job require travel: No

Is shift work required: No

Is a commercial driver's license required: No

Does this job require any tests or assessments: No

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2539 Columbus St

New Orleans, LA 70119

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2010 Peniston St

New Orleans, LA 70115

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