Employment at Whidbey Island Waldorf School

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WIWS Position Description

Subject Teacher

Spanish Language


The Spanish Language teacher is a part time position created to enhance the education of the students and support the teaching of the faculty from grades 1 - 8. The subject teacher works in close collaboration with class teachers. This position will begin by January 2017.


Roles and responsibilities

            The subject teacher is responsible for both teaching Spanish language lessons and helping coordinate, with faculty support, the overall Spanish language program in the school. All teachers in the school are expected to participate in the culture of the school and uphold the professional standards for teachers as outlined in the faculty handbook.



            Prepare and teach lessons in grades 1-8 (curriculum overview available).

            Participate in program planning meetings with designated faculty.

            Participate in general faculty and department meetings as needed.

            Consult with individual teachers when needed for classroom activities.

            Complete brief, (1-2 paragraphs) class and student progress reports in June.

            Participate in ongoing professional development activities of school including workshops,

                        personal goal setting and review, and training.

            Meet weekly with mentor to review your work and receive mentoring support.

            Participate in class meetings each year as arranged by the class teachers.


Qualities Recommended

            Native speaker

A background and general training in Spanish language and culture

`           Ability to teach at all levels, 1-8, usually twice a week per class.

            Experience working in educational settings with children.

            Experience with Waldorf education and a Waldorf school.

            Openness to further training in Waldorf oriented pedagogical theory and practice

            Openness to studying Waldorf education and philosophy


Conditions of work

            All teaching is done in the school during school hours from Sept to June. Generally, lessons happen in the home classroom.

            This position is a part time position, with 12-14 lessons each week.

            The teaching for this position happens between 8:30 and 2:45 M-F. Classes are 40-50 minutes long.

            Part time salaried teachers receive some remission for their children attending the school in proportion to their workload. Please speak to Administrator for details.


Please make inquiries, or send a resume, letter of interest, and references to Michael Soule, Administrator, WIWS, administrator@wiws.org, Box 469, Clinton, WA 98236. 360-341-5686


Others Openings at School
Early Childhood and Grade School Substitute Teachers Needed
Whidbey Island Waldorf school has openings for substitute teachers in the Early Childhood and Grade school. Some experience working with children and familiarity with Waldorf education is preferred. For more information about our school and the opportunity please go to www.wiws.org or contact Robin at robin@wiws.org  360-341-5686.
Early Childhood Teaching Assistant Position
Whidbey Island Waldorf School has an opening for an assistant teacher in the extended care program, on TH and FR from 12:15 to 2:45. Some experience working with children and familiarity with Waldorf education is preferred. For more information about our school please go to www.wiws.org or contact Cordula at cordula@wiws.org, 360-341-5686.

To inquire about positions and our school, please send letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references. For more information, please contact Michael Soule, WIWS Administrator, at administrator@wiws.org.

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