Employment Opportunities

Thank you for considering becoming a part of our innovative community at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School.

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, language, or any other legally protected class status. We acknowledge that a diversity of ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance our school’s learning environment, and we are committed to cultivating equity and inclusion.

Pedagogical Eurythmist

Mountain Laurel is seeking a Pedagogical Eurythmist to teach Eurythmy from Nursery through 8th grade. We currently have blocked instruction on 2 days a week but are open to a nearly full-time position with the right candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have completed full Eurythmy training or be near completion.

COMPENSATION
$60/hour

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School,
please email a letter of interest along with a resume, which includes a biography and
at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee: personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

Middle School Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is searching for a certified and caring Middle School Teacher to take the 6th grade class through 8th grade starting in September 2024. We seek an individual who is committed to the ideals of Waldorf education and willing to be an active member of our community, working cooperatively and positively. 

At Mountain Laurel, each student receives a full introduction to the classics, two world languages (Spanish & Mandarin), history, geography, mathematics and science, music, and arts – the subjects today’s child needs to be prepared to meet the challenges of our world and the future with clarity of thought, love of learning, a caring heart and confidence to initiate change. Our teachers provide a balanced, comprehensive curriculum that engages the child at every developmental age.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The class teacher is responsible for leading the class with warmth and understanding, possesses excellent classroom management skills, is organized, and can oversee the social health of the class. Additional duties include but are not limited to attending faculty meetings, preparing student reports, serving on committees, and holding regular parent evenings. At Mountain Laurel we strive to have the class teachers continue with the class through grades 1 to 8, allowing the teacher to build a unique relationship with the class and getting to know each child’s strengths and challenges.

QUALIFICATIONS
Our ideal candidate is fully trained in Waldorf education, or on their way to becoming fully qualified within the first 3 years of teaching. BA preferred. Mountain Laurel Waldorf School actively encourages and supports professional development through mentoring and attending courses and conferences. The candidate is artistic, has a love of nature and its teachings, and has genuine interest in anthroposophy. We seek candidates with experience working with diverse and active groups of students.

COMPENSATION
Annual salary begins at $45,000 – $60,000 commensurate with teaching experience. Benefits include medical coverage including dental and vision, paid sick leave, 90% tuition remission, 401k, and support for continuing education.

APPLICATION PROCESS
At Mountain Laurel Waldorf, the hiring process typically includes an initial interview with the Personnel Committee, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with the College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

To apply, send a cover letter, your resume, and contact information for three professional references to personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

First Grade Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is searching for a 1st grade teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. We seek an individual who is committed to the ideals of Waldorf education and willing to be an active member of our community, working cooperatively and positively. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
The 1st grade teacher is responsible for leading the children with love, reverence and respect for childhood, possesses excellent classroom management skills, is organized and can oversee the social health of the class. Additional duties include but are not limited to attending faculty meetings, preparing student reports, serving on committees, and holding regular parent evenings. At Mountain Laurel School the grades teachers typically commit to continuing the school journey with the class through 8th grade. This allows the teacher to build a unique relationship with the class as they move through the curriculum, knowing each child’s strengths and challenges as they develop.

QUALIFICATIONS
Our ideal candidate is fully trained in Waldorf education, or on their way to becoming fully qualified within the first 3 years of teaching. BA preferred. Mountain Laurel Waldorf School actively encourages and supports professional development through mentoring and attending courses and conferences. The candidate is artistic, has a love of nature and its teachings, and has genuine interest in anthroposophy. We seek candidates with experience working with diverse and active groups of students.

COMPENSATION
Annual salary begins at $45,000 – $60,000 commensurate with teaching experience. Benefits include medical coverage including dental and vision, paid sick leave, 90% tuition remission, 401k, and support for continuing education.

APPLICATION PROCESS
At Mountain Laurel Waldorf, the hiring process typically includes an initial interview with the Personnel Committee, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with the College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

To apply, send a cover letter, your resume, and contact information for three professional references to personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

Educational Support Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School (MLWS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Educational Support Teacher.

The Educational Support Teacher responsibilities include, but are not limited to the assessment and delivery of accommodations and support services to students with a range of learning challenges including:

  • ADD/ADHD and other executive function issues
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • non-verbal learning disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyspraxia
  • social adjustment issues
  • post concussion / illness/ family emergency

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Educational Support Teacher offers ongoing support and advocacy for all students with disabilities, in coordination with the Faculty.

  • Serve as the liaison for Ed Support related issues.
  • Respond to inquiries from current and prospective families, teachers, the Enrollment Director and the Carestreams group.
  • In-class observations and follow up of teachers’ requests for support.
  • Liaise with the school district.
  • Establish referrals to outside providers with references from parents.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with MLWS teachers, the District and the Carestreams group.
  • Evaluate support plans and reasonable accommodations, and attend conferences with parents and/or teachers to discuss in-school, District or private support services.
  • Provide in service instruction on differentiation / reading remediation, extra lesson, assessment interpretation, speech and language timeline etc. for grades teachers.
  • Determine and coordinate the implementation of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for qualified students.
  • Monitor, adjust and evaluate on an ongoing basis individual accommodations that have been implemented.
  • Consult with staff and faculty involved in the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Compile and maintain student data and statistics reflecting progress, trends, and use of services and recommendations for individual and program initiatives.
  • Remain current with changing assessment screening and assistive technologies related to disability accommodations.
  • Clarify and communicate the remediation / accessibility requirements.

QUALITIES
The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Is collaborative, patient, full of goodwill and confidence.
  • Has familiarity with non-violent communication and / or social harmony practices.
  • Ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect, and a willingness to engage students.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred)
  • Experience with planning and delivering multisensory reading instruction to emergent readers
  • Background in Orton-Gillingham and Structured Word Inquiry approaches to teaching language arts. Understands how these complement or how there might be possible areas of difference with the MLWS stated pedagogical methods.
  • Background in remedial multisensory math instruction.
  • Ability to interpret psycho-educational evaluations and other disability documentation.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in evaluating the needs of students with disabilities provision of reasonable accommodations.

COMPENSATION
Annual salary $55,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical coverage including dental and vision, paid sick leave, 90% tuition remission, 401k, and support for continuing education.

APPLICATION PROCESS
At Mountain Laurel Waldorf, the hiring process typically includes an initial interview with the Personnel Committee, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with the College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

To apply, send a cover letter, your resume, current applicable certifications/licenses, and contact information for three professional references to both personnel@mountainlaurel.org and to pdewittekuyl@mountainlaurel.org.

Substitute Teacher Opportunities

MLWS is always searching for substitute teachers. Please email Personnel at personnel@mountainlaurel.org if you’re interested. Compensation: $30 per hour