We are currently seeking energetic, enthusiastic and engaging individuals for the following possible positions for the 2015-2016 school year:
Suncoast Waldorf School, now 15 years old, is located on its own Live Oak shaded property in Palm Harbor on the gulf coast of Florida. The school, noted for its warm hospitality and generosity of spirit, has welcomed families from all parts of the world and from all economic sectors. Our strong and cohesive faculty is dedicated to supportive collegial work and continued professional development. Our committed and engaged parent body provides the needed support for festivals, field trips and upkeep of the property.
Palm Harbor, a cozy, comfortable town on Florida’s gulf coast, is part of the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Offering an established symphony, a world class international airport, museums, theaters and art galleries as well as wonderful restaurants and shopping venues. The Tampa Bay Area provides all the conveniences of big city living and at the same time, the sparkling gulf for myriad water sports, quiet peaceful rivers for canoeing, national forests for camping and hiking, and lush farm lands and pastures are never far away.
The Pedagogical Chair works collaboratively with the faculty and administration. The Pedagogical Chair supports the faculty in the planning, implementation, and management of day-to-day affairs related to classroom and pedagogical decisions at Suncoast Waldorf School. This individual also holds and advances the strategic vision of the pedagogical arm of the school, which includes initiatives such as growing into a middle school and expanding the early childhood program. In addition to having a widely visible presence throughout the school, the director is available to answer questions and concerns about the curriculum from parents and the greater community, mediate/facilitate parent-teacher and teacher-teacher relations where necessary, oversee teacher professional development, mentoring and support, oversee the school’s festival life and represent the school in public situations. This person leads in keeping the “big” pedagogical picture, working with the faculty to study and deepen knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and the children.
Reports to: Board of Trustees; President of Board of Trustees is point person for Pedagogical Chair
Desired skills:This individual will be a strong communicator with a solid leadership and human resources experience that is full of energy and enjoys working hard. He/she should be open-minded, patient, and relate well to all kinds of people; embracing our diverse community. We also seek an individual that is forward thinking, strategic, and able learn and adapt to successes and failures to strengthen our organization.
Our ideal candidates will be an experienced Waldorf trained teachers who exhibit a warm, caring, confident classroom presence, can effectively present the Waldorf curriculum and communicate well with parents. Prior experience is highly valued.
Interested candidates may send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.