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Join a Waldorf community with a harmonious, stable, and experienced faculty, a supportive Board of Trustees, and an engaged parent body. Alabama Waldorf School (nursery through 8th grade) is approaching our 35th year. We are well established in the Birmingham, AL area, and are the only fully accredited Waldorf School in Alabama. Our school is faculty held, meaning all decisions are made under the direction of faculty consensus vote. We have just over 100 students,  learning in a successful multi-age classroom model in both preschool and grades programs, which allows teachers to deeply nurture the whole child and develop strong, meaningful relationships with students, their parents/guardians, and family members.

Alabama Waldorf School established its curriculum utilizing the traditional Waldorf philosophy as defined by scientist, philosopher and artist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Waldorf education evolved from Steiner’s thorough understanding of human development and addresses the needs of children as they move through development on every level: physical, mental, and emotional. The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel academically, socially, and civically.​ Our faculty and staff are guided by reverence for the developing child, courage for the truth, and the ability to continue to learn from one another.

We are seeking colleagues who will bring a passion for teaching and an enthusiastic commitment to join this community. Candidates must be committed to caring for and educating children in a lively and engaging way, recognizing that not all children learn in the same style.

All position inquiries begin with send a resume and/or the position inquiry form to admin@alabamawaldorf.org and by taking a school tour. Please call 205-592-0541, or email Marketing, to schedule a Tuesday tour at 9 am.

Becoming a salaried Waldorf teacher requires training in the Waldorf curriculum. All of our full-time faculty members are either Waldorf-trained, in training, or working alongside a team member who has Waldorf training.

Alabama Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other classification protected by applicable law, in the administration of its hiring, educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, and/or other school-administered programs.

Current Opportunities

(updated July 2022)

Substitute Teaching

 

We are in need of qualified substitute teachers for both our Preschool (18 months - 6 years old) and Grades 1 - 8 programs. Candidates interested in substitute teaching begin the process of applying by attending a school tour, offered every Thursday, 9 - 10 am, while school is in session. Substitute pay is $12.36 an hour. Program observation, an interview, and necessary background checks including TB test are required. Please contact Marketing to schedule a school tour. Also, please fill out a position inquiry form and email this along with your CV or resume to admin@alabamawaldorf.org.

Late Extended Care Teacher - Grades

 

We are seeking qualified personnel for Grades 1 - 7 extended care program. Late extended care teachers are responsible for caring for children in the classrooms and on the playgrounds from 3:00 - 5:30 pm, which includes snack time, pick up, and clean-up procedures.

 

Late Extended Care teachers are responsible for: 

  • Daily maintenance includes tidying, vacuuming, or classroom, adjoining common areas, playgrounds, and hallway space as needed. 

  • Manage transitions from Core Program to Late XC, from bathroom to classroom, from indoors to outdoors and back, etc.

  • Know the daily rhythms for the Core Program and devise developmentally appropriate after-core program to meet the needs of enrolled children's age group

  • Use appropriate redirecting and classroom management techniques; use school-condoned 1-2-3 Magic approach (Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.). Work with program team members for a consistent approach.  

  • Becoming familiar with developmental needs of different age groups and bring to children as appropriate.  

  • Plan and prepare appropriate activities.

  • Provide an appropriate rhythm for each part of the Extended Care Program for the day, week, and year.   

  • Discuss classroom management methods with peers and evaluate effectiveness.

Candidates interested in teaching late extended care begin the process of applying by attending a school tour, offered every Thursday, 9 - 10 am, while school is in session. Pay is $12.36 an hour. Program observation, an interview, and necessary background checks including TB test are required. Please contact Marketing to schedule a school tour. Also, please fill out a position inquiry form and email this along with your CV or resume to admin@alabamawaldorf.org.