Waldorf School of New Orleans seeks a Middle School Math Specialist for the 2021-22 school year. This is a part-time position (approx 10 hours/week) SUMMARY: Subject teachers are asked to foster an interest in their subject as well as a love of learning in children who span a wide range of ages and abilities. Their primary job is to develop important skills that will help the children become well-rounded students, and they are also asked to collaborate with class teachers in such a way that their lessons can help enrich the subjects that are currently being taught in Main Lesson. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: CLASSROOM RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Subject Class Teaching •Prepare a basic syllabus for each grade, guided by the Waldorf curriculum, which can be made available to the office and to parents at the start of the school year. •Arrive at school promptly with all lesson plans and materials ready in order to begin class in a timely fashion and follow through with their class schedule throughout the day. •Regularly document student progress and insist on the highest standards in all student work. •Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. •Develop and maintain a clean, orderly learning environment, both within the classroom and throughout the school campus. 2. Parent Meetings and Communication •Conduct parent-teacher conferences as scheduled on the school calendar. •Arrange and participate in conference(s) with parent(s) and a support faculty member, as needed, to discuss student academic or disciplinary concerns. • Enforce the demerit system by issuing demerit forms when necessary and then follow up by contacting the parents to discuss the reason(s) why the form was given. In addition, subject teachers are asked to inform the class teacher when such forms are issued so that the problem can be further addressed. 3. Reports and Student Progress Documentation •Complete Mid- Year Report narratives covering class and individual student progress in developing specific skills, effort level and behavior. •Complete End of Year Report narratives covering class and individual student progress in developing specific skills, effort level and behavior. Reports are to be submitted by the assigned deadline date to be reviewed for suggested edits by an assigned peer. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: •Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development. •Attendance and participation in monthly faculty meetings, as well as certain work days throughout the academic year as scheduled. •Make themselves available, as appropriate and applicable to their schedule, to offer extra help to students and their parents. This availability will be communicated to the families in the class. •Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities and open houses whenever possible. •Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Directors. •Maintain and make readily available a lesson plan that can be given to a substitute teacher in the event of an absence. •Participate in a professional development and accountability plan. •In the event of a planned absence, make arrangements for a substitute and ensure that they receive any lesson plans and materials needed to cover the missed class(es). MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Demonstrated mastery in their subject, with commitment toward carrying out the approved Waldorf curriculum that is indicated for their subject •Demonstrated classroom management skills for a variety of ages and skill-levels •1-2 years previous classroom experience Preferred candidates will have Waldorf certification or a commitment to receive further training in teaching their subject from an AWSNA-approved Waldorf Teacher Training Program BENEFITS INCLUDE •Health care coverage •Matching contributions to WSNO IRA/retirement program •Paid time off •Tuition Remission Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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As the only Waldorf School in the state of Louisiana, our faculty and staff enjoy the fantastic opportunities that come with living in one of the most unique cities in America. From exploring the French Quarter and spending all weekend at Jazz Fest, to enjoying fabulous restaurants and experiencing Mardi Gras (with a school break!), we celebrate life.
Waldorf School of New Orleans offers a developmentally appropriate approach to education while integrating the arts with academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. Our curriculum aims to inspire lifelong learning in all students. Our mission is to awaken and draw out each student's individual strength and integrity, allowing them to become a free thinker; a courageous seeker of truth and knowledge; and an empathetic, enthusiastic participant and innovator in local culture and global society.
With a main campus in the Mid City / 7th Ward neighborhood, and an Early Childhood Center in historic Uptown, Waldorf School of New Orleans is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or ethnic origin in its admissions, educational, and hiring policies.
Waldorf School of New Orleans, operated by the Waldorf Parents Association, welcomes students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to email@example.com or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119