Calgary Waldorf School
The Calgary Waldorf School is beginning its search for a Waldorf teacher with enthusiasm to take up a senior administrative role. The mandate of this role (which began in our school about 20 years ago) is to provide broad vision and practical leadership for the school's next developmental steps. The Pedagogical Administrator serves the school and all the members of its community by working collaboratively, and by taking initiative and leadership, in the following components within the life of the school:
- Individual teacher support and development
- Faculty support and development through study, workshops, and training
- Mentorship and evaluation of teachers
- Participation and leadership in Faculty meetings
- Curriculum implementation and development
- Parent education
- Communication and presence within the school and the broader community
- Mediation and problem-solving
- Development and implementation of policies and procedures
- Long and short-term planning in conjunction with other governing bodies in the school
- Possibly serving as AWSNA Delegate, and other networking on behalf of the school
- Significant number of years of successful Waldorf teaching experience
- Deep understanding of and connection to Waldorf Education and to Anthroposophy
- Strong interpersonal skills and a love of working with children, parents, teachers, and administrative staff; strong conflict resolution skills
- Knowledge of and connections with the wider Waldorf and Anthroposophical institutions and governing bodies
- Openness to working with the unique character, expectations, and structure of our school
- Commitment to striving for the well-being of our school
- Commitment to helping create a vision for the future of our school
- Exemplary use of the oral and written word, and exemplary organizational skills
- Please note that eligibility for, or already possessing, Alberta Teacher Certification (based on having a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent) is highly preferred by the school, but not required, for the Pedagogical Administrator position as it is currently defined in our school.
We offer a full compensation package including medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance, pension, partial tuition remission, and salary up to $100,000. We will only review applications from those who have a history of successful Waldorf teaching experience. To indicate your interest in this position, please send a letter of intent, a resumé, a one-page autobiography, and three letters of reference to:
Fax: 403 – 287 – 3414
Mail: Cathie Foote, School Administrator
Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3H 5G9
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING AT THE CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL
The Calgary Waldorf School offers a program of studies for 280 students from Early Childhood to Grade Nine with a Faculty and Staff of forty. We process substitute teacher applications throughout the school year.
If you are interested in substitute teaching for us, please electronically submit your resume with a note indicating your knowledge of, experience with, and interest in Waldorf education to the address below. Please indicate which of the monthly tours you plan to attend. We will reply and arrange an interview with you after the tour. The dates and times for school tours are listed on our website under Events.
Waldorf teachers complete Waldorf Teacher Training as well as their Bachelor of Education degrees. Please see www.whywaldorfworks.org to learn more about Waldorf Teacher Training. While it is unusual for us to find substitute teachers who have completed Waldorf Teacher Training, substitute teachers work with us because they have an explicit interest in Waldorf education.
There are four types of Waldorf Teaching roles in our school. These are: Early Childhood Specialists, Class Teachers, Learning Support Teachers and Subject Specialists. Our Subject Specialist teachers lead the programs of studies in French, German, Music, Art, Handwork, Woodwork, and Eurythmy in Grades 1 – 9 teaching all age groups. Waldorf Class Teachers teach core academics moving with their class of students each year beginning in Grade One and ending in Grade 9 when possible. Substitute teachers tend to be called most often by Class Teachers. There isn't a great deal of work for substitute teachers in our school, but we certainly need and value the services our substitute teachers provide.
If you are interested in substitute teaching at the Calgary Waldorf School please do the following:
- Submit your resume electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have an Alberta Teaching Certificate and a current police check.
- Email email@example.com indicating the school tour you will attend so we can arrange to meet with you after the tour. Dates of the monthly school tours are posted on our website under Events.
Background information about the Calgary Waldorf School:
The Calgary Waldorf School incorporated in 1985 and enrolls 280 students each year in our programs from pre-school and Kindergarten to Grade Nine. Another 40 children attend our Parent and Tot classes. Our forty member faculty and staff include Early Childhood teachers, Class Teachers for each grade and Subject Specialist teachers for French, German, Music, Handwork, Eurythmy, Physical Education, Woodwork, Arts and Crafts, Eurythmy, Computer Technology and Learning Support. Our Administrative Team is composed of a School Administrator, a Financial Administrator, a Pedagogical Administrator, an Admission and Facilities Administrator and an Assistant Administrator.
We relocated in 2002 from a downtown site to Cougar Ridge on the central-south western edge of the city when we moved into our beautiful purpose-built school. As well as the facility, the grounds, parks, access to the mountains and to housing are all advantages in this location. Our school families offer a warm, supportive community and many school families live near the school.
The Calgary Waldorf School is a Full Member, Accredited School of AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and of WECAN (the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). We have an educational membership with AISCA, the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta.
We are a unique independent school which receives one-third of our revenue from the provincial government, as do all private schools in Alberta. Our committed teaching Faculty obtain Alberta Teaching Certification, as is required in Alberta, and they complete Waldorf teacher education as well. The school provides our teachers with generous professional development financial support towards Waldorf training and continuing education in Waldorf studies.
Calgary is a young, growing, and vibrant city of 1.2 million people, with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving economy. The traditional farming and ranching base remains intact alongside the growing oil and gas economy. Calgary exists within the geographical transition between prairies on its eastern side and foothills on its western side. Our school is less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains, where recreational outdoor pursuits abound. Alberta is known for its beauty, friendliness, fresh air, clean water, and high number of days of sunshine. Summers are pleasant and sunny, winters can be cold and snowy, and we are regularly warmed by our famous Chinook Winds.
Please join us for a school tour, for a Speaker's Series event or for a social or festival event. We look forward to hearing from you.