Open positions for 2017-2018
Grades Class Teacher, 2017 -2018
Heart Pine School in Gainesville, Florida, seeks warm-hearted, capable and flexible Grades Teachers. Established in 2011, Heart Pine is a lively school with an active community of parents, pupils, and staff. It continues the long-standing Waldorf-inspired tradition, providing an alternative model of education that has been growing in Gainesville since the 1980s. With our sister school, the Morning Meadow Kindergarten and Preschool, we look to continue to expand and provide Gainesville with an alternative to the public school system.
The school is seeking a grades class teacher for the fall of 2017. The ideal candidate will have experience as a class teacher, be capable of forming a new class, work effectively with parents and colleagues, and be familiar with the seasonal festivals. Completion of a Waldorf teacher education program is preferred, but candidates with an interest in anthroposophy and experience in Waldorf education will be considered. Please submit a cover letter, personal statement and a CV to HR@heartpineschool.org.
For more information, please contact HR@heartpineschool.org
Heart Pine is now hiring On-Call Substitute Teachers
The substitute teacher will follow Waldorf curriculum guidelines to manage the rhythm of a dynamic class, including implementing appropriate curriculum, collaborating with faculty and administration, participating in playground duty and shared supervision of all grades.
Qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
-Possession of a Bachelor degree
-Knowledge of child development
-An enthusiastic and collaborative attitude, with a commitment to maintaining an ordered, positive, and safe learning environment in the classroom and throughout the school
-Ability and willingness to follow established rhythms and routines
Background check required upon offer of employment.
Please send, a letter of interest, a CV or resume, and three references to
HR@heartpineschool.org. Please include Attention TSC in the subject line.
Working with us
Heart Pine School is founded upon impulses of social renewal (including a strong commitment to the possibility for children of all backgrounds to benefit from a Waldorf education), care for the living earth, and preservation of childhood. Heart Pine School is 7 years old and still developing. It springs from a long standing and fully accredited Waldorf Kindergarten, Morning Meadow, established in 1992.
How to apply
Submit the specified application materials to:
Heart Pine School
1001 NE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
We also accept applications by email: email@example.com
Please include Attn: TSC in the subject line.
Heart Pine School will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability (including HIV status), union or political activity, immigration status, citizenship status, familial status, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarships or any other school administered programs.
A little bit about our community:
The local Gainesville community has an Anthroposophical Study Group (The Sophia Study Group), which has been active for more than 15 years and has hosted a Foundations Studies Course through the Center for Anthroposophy. This is the hub for progressive nature-based, artistic, political, agricultural, health and intellectual movements. Gainesville is within 45 minutes of multiple freshwater spring-fed wonders and within 90 minutes of both coasts: the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Ever considered becoming a Waldorf teacher?
If you are interested in teaching in an environment in which teachers have:
We would love to talk with you about your background and skills and training options in which you could engage this summer to be prepared and qualified to join our teaching team!
Waldorf education was developed by Rudolph Steiner in 1919 and is the fastest growing alternative education system in the world today. Waldorf education is growing rapidly due to the fact that current public education curriculum addresses only a small part of the developing child’s needs and potential. Waldorf teachers aim to creatively teach the whole child, addressing their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Waldorf education fully incorporates art, music, and movement into the regular curriculum, which offers a liberal arts education in science, math, history, geography, language arts, and more.
Training in Waldorf will prepare you to have a deeper understanding of child development. This will enable you to confidently guide your students on their journey as you move with them through the grades. Check out the FAQs about becoming a Waldorf Teacher and Training Institute locations on the AWSNA website by clicking here.