Employment

CURRENT OPENINGS

Class 1 Teacher for 2017-18

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School is looking for our first grade class teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. An understanding and commitment to Waldorf Education principles along with an interest in collaboration with colleagues and parents are required qualities in candidates wishing to be considered for this position.

For specific details regarding this position, please refer to the Class Teacher job description found below. We are looking to identify our new colleague before the end of the current school year in order to allow for training and mentoring.

Applications will be accepted for this position until the position is filled.

Class 1 Teacher application information

Class 1 Teacher Job Description

Please complete and submit an employment application along with resume and references to:

Christina Hotchkiss, Personnel Committee
First Grade Class Teacher
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School
431 E. Court Street
Viroqua, WI 54665

email contact

608-637-7828

 

Kindergarten Lead Teacher  –  Temporary for 2017-18

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School is seeking a temporary Kindergarten Lead Teacher for 2017-18, either a 3-month position (January-March 2018) or an 11-month position for 2017-18.

An understanding and commitment to Waldorf Early Childhood principles along with an interest in collaboration with colleagues and parents are required qualities in candidates wishing to be considered for this position.

For specific details regarding this position, please refer to the Lead Kindergarten teacher information and job description found below. We are looking to identify our new colleague before the end of the current school year in order to allow for training and mentoring.

Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

Kindergarten Lead Teacher, Short-Term Temporary (3-month) information

Kindergarten Lead Teacher, Temporary Full-time, (11-month) information

Kindergarten Lead Teacher Job Description 2017

Please complete and submit an employment application along with resume and references to:
Christina Hotchkiss, Personnel Committee
First Grade Class Teacher
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School
431 E. Court Street
Viroqua, WI 54665

email contact

608-637-7828

PRWS APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

OUR COMMUNITY

If you are interested in teaching in an established school (Since 1980) rooted in a rural farming community in southwest Wisconsin, we invite you to visit us.   The city of Viroqua, population 4,400, is a county seat, lively and bustling with fresh ideas and enterprises, and Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School is in the heart of town.  We are 90 miles west of the state capital of Madison, 35 miles south of the Mississippi River city of La Crosse, and 190 miles south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.  We are within driving distance of Waldorf schools and initiatives in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, La Crosse and the Milwaukee area.  In our community there are excellent alternatives in medical and health care, a strong food co-op and farmers market, organic and biodynamic farming, and a Waldorf high school initiative.  We enjoy a high quality of life combined with a cost of living somewhat lower than in metropolitan areas.  For more information, we encourage you to visit our Viroqua website page.

OUR PROGRAM

Pleasant Ridge offers a full early childhood program, with two kindergartens (30 students) and parent-child classes, and an elementary program (130 students).  We have Spanish, Handwork, Choral and Instrumental Music, Eurythmy, and Physical Education.  We have a school garden and encourage community service projects.  Remedial teachers and a Eurythmy therapist are available in our community.  Pleasant Ridge is a full members of AWSNA.  Our building and campus were purchased in 1995, we offer an organic hot lunch program, and we work with a balanced budget.  For 2015-16, all salaries were derived from a full-time base salary of $26,923.  Benefits include tuition remission, professional development stipend, and accident insurance.

MENTORS

We have had mentoring relations with Leo Klein, Waldorf teacher from the Netherlands, and Kim Snyder-Vine, speech arts and educator from Chicago.   Other visitors in the past few years included John Bloom, Christopher Houghton Budd, Richard Dancy, Else Goettgens, Marianne Gray, Helle Heckmann, Dr. Mark Kamsler, Dennis Klocek, Kim Payne, Nancy Poer, Kristen Rice, and Christopher Schaefer.

QUALITIES WE SEEK IN FACULTY

We seek enthusiastic teachers working out of Anthroposophy whose life experiences have strengthened their ability to work with the Waldorf pedagogy and who show a willingness to strive toward:

-inspired excellence in the classroom;
-effective working relationships with faculty, students, parents and board; and
-interest in sharing Waldorf education with the broader community.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School does not discriminate in the employment practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or family status, disability or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

For a detailed job description and application form, see our open positions and links above.  We ask that applications include your resume, a handwritten cover letter, a short biography, and references from at least three people, including previous employers and someone who has observed your work with children.  Applications should be addressed to the Personnel Committee.  Please address any questions to our Administrative Chair, Marianne Fieber-Dhara, at 608-637-7828 or via email contact.

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