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Emerson Waldorf School (EWS), set on fifty-four wooded acres, was founded in 1984 and offers grades N-12. EWS became a full member of AWSNA in 1998 and is accredited by NCAIS and SAIS/SACS. The Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, is growing rapidly and is situated midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Please visit our Relocation Info page to learn more about the area.  Teaching at Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC offers many rewards, such as:

Classes- A large, vibrant early childhood program feeds healthy-sized classes.
School- A full, well rounded Waldorf education, Nursery through 12th grade.  Full AWSNA member school and current SAIS/SACS accreditation.
Campus- A spacious 54 acres of woods, meadow, and gentle hills.  Includes a 20+ acre farm.
Colleagues- Experienced faculty share a warm collegiality and a healthy engagement in cooperative leadership.
Benefits- Competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time employees.
Governance- Solid governance structure, with clear means for sharing authority between Administration, Board, and College.
Anthroposophy- A strong local anthroposophical society offers study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities.  Two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community.
Location- Midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast.  An economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.
Community- Rural farmlands, friendly small-towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all no more than an easy 20-minute drive.
Culture- We are home to five major universities and a rich cultural life including a world class symphony, opera company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

Emerson Waldorf School has a commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, parental status, familial status, national origin, age, and disability. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for employment to all applicants.

EWS offers a competitive annual salary with generous annual teaching experience increments, health benefits and full tuition remission for children of full-time salaried employees. Experienced, strong faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership.

The Emerson Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, tuition adjustment program, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

 

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

The Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is seeking a lead Early Childhood Teacher. The Early Childhood teacher will be responsible for a class of young children and will work closely with the other Early Childhood staff to establish and maintain the EC program. Responsibilities include parent work, attending faculty meetings, working on pedagogical administration committees, and outreach and enrollment activities. Job requirements include Waldorf teacher education certification or accepted equivalent experience. We ask that our applicants have an anthroposophical understanding of child development and an ability to create an age-appropriate environment in which children flourish.

The Emerson Waldorf School is a great place to work, and the Triangle area is a great place to live! Offering a full, well-rounded Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, we are a full AWSNA member school with SAIS/SACS accreditation. The school is located on a spacious 54-acre campus of woods, meadows, and gentle hills, including a 22-acre farm. We have a governance structure with clear means for sharing authority between a strong, experienced administration and an efficient board and college. Our local community offers a strong anthroposophical society with study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities, two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community. Chapel Hill is located midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast in an economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities. We are home to several farmers markets, and rural farmlands, friendly small towns, suburban neighborhoods, and urban dwellings are all within a few minutes drive. North Carolina state universities are among the best in the country. The Triangle area has five major universities and offers a rich cultural life including a world-class symphony, Opera Company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

We welcome all applications, but our ideal candidate is an experienced teacher trained at an AWSNA-affiliated institute who has solid, demonstrated classroom skills, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy, and a serious lifelong commitment to anthroposophy and education. A college degree is a necessity, and post-graduate studies are preferred. Nonetheless, we will always hire the candidate who best suits our students, our community, and who best aligns with our school’s strategic priorities.

At EWS experienced faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership. The ideal candidate is committed to working in a collaborative manner in support of our vision and goals to promote a culture reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full-time salaried employees. If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please send or email a resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to

Lynda Hollar at emersonian@emersonwaldorf.org

Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 967-1858.

Middle School Math Teacher

Part-Time Position

The Emerson Waldorf School is seeking a half-time middle school math specialist. Our ideal candidate would also be capable of teaching a small math class in high school. The half-time position would be in addition to opportunities to contract with families in the school for tutoring during and/or outside of school hours for additional pay.

Ideal qualifications

  • Math teaching and/or tutoring experience in middle and/or high school.

  • Bachelors in math education or related fields.

  • Experience and interest in Waldorf education.

The Emerson Waldorf School is a great place to work, and the Triangle area is a great place to live! Offering a full, well-rounded Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, we are a full AWSNA member school with SAIS/SACS accreditation. The school is located on a spacious 54-acre campus of woods, meadows, and gentle hills, including a 22-acre farm. We have a governance structure with clear means for sharing authority between a strong, experienced administration and an efficient board and college. Our local community offers a strong anthroposophical society with study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities, two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community. Chapel Hill is located midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast in an economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.  We are home to several farmers markets, and rural farmlands, friendly small towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all within a few minutes drive. North Carolina state universities are among the best in the country. The Triangle area has five major universities and offers a rich cultural life including a world-class symphony, Opera Company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

At EWS experienced faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership. The ideal candidate is committed to working in a collaborative manner in support of our vision and goals to promote a culture reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time salaried employees.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please send or email a resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to Lynda Hollar at emersonian@emersonwaldorf.org

Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

919-967-1858



School Orchestra & Strings Teacher

Part-Time Position

We are seeking a part-time strings instructor to work with students in grades 4 - 12. This is a 60% salaried position with an annual. There are twelve 45-minute class sessions per week with four different student groups. Classes are scheduled between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, and part-time teaching is clustered into the fewest number of days possible.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and prepare lessons in relation to individual students' needs and the school's skills goals

  • Teach beginning strings pedagogy starting in 4th grade and lead students through to eventual participation in high school orchestra

  • Lead at least two performances per year for the upper school ensembles

  • Acquire appropriate teaching materials and resources using school budget

  • Motivate pupils and encourage progress

  • Meet with colleagues as needed

  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues and parents

  • Assess pupils' progress and provide continual feedback as well as written reports

Qualifications

  • Demonstrable knowledge of group strings pedagogy and the ability to implement it

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Ability to interact collaboratively with students, parents, and administration

  • Excellent oral and written skills

  • Able to pass a background check

  • Strong organizational skills

The Emerson Waldorf School is a great place to work, and the Triangle area is a great place to live! Offering a full, well-rounded Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, we are a full AWSNA member school with SAIS/SACS accreditation. The school is located on a spacious 54-acre campus of woods, meadows, and gentle hills, including a 22-acre farm. We have a governance structure with clear means for sharing authority between a strong, experienced administration and an efficient board and college. Our local community offers a strong anthroposophical society with study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities, two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community. Chapel Hill is located midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast in an economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.  We are home to several farmers markets, and rural farmlands, friendly small towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all within a few minutes drive. North Carolina state universities are among the best in the country. The Triangle area has five major universities and offers a rich cultural life including a world-class symphony, Opera Company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

At EWS experienced faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership. The ideal candidate is committed to working in a collaborative manner in support of our vision and goals to promote a culture reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time salaried employees.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please send or email a resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to Lynda Hollar at emersonian@emersonwaldorf.org

Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

919-967-1858



Educational Support Coordinator

Full-Time Position

Reports: Direct report to Lower School Coordinator with ultimate responsibility to the Leadership Team

Start date: August 2019

The Educational Support Coordinator offers a field of expertise that strengthens and balances the growth of the child, working in close collaboration with class teachers and advisors to support the developmental curriculum and the needs of each particular class.

Responsibilities include:

Administrative:

  • Work with the Kindergarten teachers to identify sensory needs in the kindergarten students

  • Lead team of teachers in 1st grade screening.

  • Participate in school admissions process when students apply to EWS with documented learning or behavior challenges or at the request of a teacher. This would include summer enrollment assessments.

  • Observe and assess individual students, who are referred by teachers. Create individual support plans as needed. Collaborate with teachers and parents to support the student. Refer for outside therapy if needed. Facilitate follow-up meetings to track support plans.

  • Maintain a therapeutic resource list of doctors, therapists, and consultants for parents and teachers.

  • When a student’s learning challenges are not well understood (or documentation is needed for extended time for college testing) work with students and parents to obtain an outside evaluation.  

  • When outside evaluations are completed, help parents, teachers and students understand the results.  

  • Maintain records of observations, assessments, meetings, and Individual Support Plans

  • Provide leadership to Care Group including meeting agendas, facilitation, case studies, liaison with doctors, therapists, and consultants. Initiate therapeutic pedagogical presentations for the faculty.

  • Provide guidance in Faculty Meetings for the Child Studies where needed.

  • Upon request, conduct presentations at parent evenings regarding information about the Educational Support Program..

  • Work with the Coordinators and Section Chairs in cases where EWS is unable to meet the needs of a student.

  • Meet regularly with Section Chairs to review the status and needs of students who are in need of additional support

Teaching Duties:

  • Conduct weekly Zoo exercise classes as needed for 1st, 2nd  and 3rd grade students on a block rotation basis

  • Conduct individual reading assessment screenings of 2nd grade students each January.

  • Conduct blocks of individual and small group Extra Lesson sessions for students as needed

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Permanent member of the Care Group

  • As requested, set up faculty training opportunities related to learning challenges.

  • Faculty support as needed

Parent Work:

The Educational Support Coordinator is responsible for communication with the parents of their classes and for providing parent education opportunities concerning their areas of expertise. The responsibilities include:

  • Attend parent-teacher conferences as requested.

  • Arrange meetings with parents and class teachers/advisors as needed.

  • Support and assist parents interfacing with public school educational support services if needed.

  • Meet with parents to demonstrate therapeutic exercises, model tutoring, provide advice and materials for practice at home

  • Sending letters or emails to parents as needed about their student’s progress in school.

  • Making phone calls, e-mails or setting up meetings with parents concerning the child’s development, progress or behavior.

Education and Qualifications / Regulations:

Educational Support Experience

Undergraduate College Degree

Waldorf Education and/or Waldorf Therapeutic training preferred

The Emerson Waldorf School is a great place to work, and the Triangle area is a great place to live! Offering a full, well-rounded Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, we are a full AWSNA member school with SAIS/SACS accreditation. The school is located on a spacious 54-acre campus of woods, meadows, and gentle hills, including a 22-acre farm. We have a governance structure with clear means for sharing authority between a strong, experienced administration and an efficient board and college. Our local community offers a strong anthroposophical society with study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities, two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community. Chapel Hill is located midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast in an economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.  We are home to several farmers markets, and rural farmlands, friendly small towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all within a few minutes drive. North Carolina state universities are among the best in the country. The Triangle area has five major universities and offers a rich cultural life including a world-class symphony, Opera Company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

At EWS experienced faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership. The ideal candidate is committed to working in a collaborative manner in support of our vision and goals to promote a culture reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time salaried employees.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please send or email a resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to Lynda Hollar at emersonian@emersonwaldorf.org

Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

919-967-1858