Job Application - Richmond Waldorf School

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Spanish Teacher

Position Title: Spanish Teacher

Classification: Exempt

Department: Faculty

Reports To: Specialty Chair

Date: March 23, 2020

Summary/Objective: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and personal potential. The Spanish teacher works with the class teachers to nurture the class community of students, parents, and colleagues.

Essential Functions:

Researches the curriculum and methodologies for the grade level being taught

Prepares appropriate activities to effectively instruct the class

Creates the year’s curriculum and develops lesson plans

Prepares and presents lessons that are inspired by and expressive of Waldorf pedagogy

Engages students in appropriate intellectual, artistic, practical, and social activities

Works with the class teacher and other specialty teachers to nurture the class community of students, parents, and colleagues

Maintains positive relationships with parents and responds to all parent concerns

Maintains positive, professional relationships with colleagues and responds to all collegial concerns

Schedules and participates in parent conferences, as necessary

Attends parent evenings when requested by class or EC teacher

Supports teachers and administration by performing functions not directly related to their teaching

Works with colleagues in faculty and section meetings

Works with parents and volunteers in committee meetings, task forces, and on projects

Meets with parents at parent-teacher conferences as requested

Submits end-of-year reports

Submits quarterly and semester reports/grades (grades 6 (after midyear), 7, & 8)

Writes student recommendations as needed

Reviews and assesses the effectiveness of work with students, parents, and colleagues

  • Works with mentor at least bi-weekly (weekly for teachers in their 1st year of teaching their subject)

  • Part-time employees work with mentors at least monthly (bi-weekly for their 1st year of teaching their subject)

  • Engages in on-going professional and personal growth

  • Employees attend and participate in Open Houses, Fall Fest, Auction, May Faire, all-school work days, and all-school festivals and other all-school events

  • Part-time employees attend and participate in Open Houses, all-school work days and all-school events as determined by the Specialty Coordinator

  • Prepares substitution plans for main lessons and for on-going classes


  • Ability to learn content of the lessons, present it appropriately, develop relevant


  • Ability to meet students' academic, social, and emotional needs

  • Ability to manage the class and to provide appropriate discipline

  • Excellent human relationship skills with children and adults

  • Positive, professional relationships with colleagues

  • Positive, professional relationships with parents and volunteers

  • Clear and timely communication with parents and colleagues

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working with Anthroposophy to provide a Waldorf education

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and scanners.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

  • The academic year is (42 weeks).

  • The school work calendar includes two weeks before and one week after the close of the academic year, and additional times as the school deems necessary.

  • Employee's work of extends beyond the scheduled school days to include open

houses, work days, festivals, and community events

  • Part-time employees will arrive at school 15 minutes before their first class and may leave when their last class is over

  • Part-time employees are expected to attend monthly specialty meetings and at least 2 faculty/section meetings per year

  • Employee will teach the schedule they are assigned.

  • Employee will observe a main lesson class for 45 minutes in every grade by the end of the first semester.

  • For part-time employees, the school work calendar includes meetings during the

work weeks before and after the school year

Education and Experience:


  • Spanish teaching background



  • Educational certification or training



Waldorf teaching experience

Other teaching experience