Employment at Whidbey Island Waldorf School

Seventh Grade Class Teacher in Northwest Island Setting

The Whidbey Island Waldorf School is seeking a seventh grade class teacher to join our faculty for the 2017-2018 school year, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and have completed their Waldorf teacher training: our ideal candidate is committed to collegial work, self-development, parent work, and excellence in teaching. We seek a warm, inspiring and energetic candidate who can carry the class for the remainder of their eight-year journey. The rising seventh grade class is an academically strong, creative and cohesive group of students.

Our School and Its Unique Island Location
Nestled amidst 100 acres of ecological trust forest lands on a vibrant, artistic, rural island in the Puget Sound, the Whidbey Island Waldorf School (http://www.wiws.org/) offers a traditional and creative Waldorf education to children spanning nursery through grade 8. Our island location is peaceful and family-oriented, with beaches, trails, and easy access to several national parks and forests. Our school is also surrounded by the rich and diverse arts community of South Whidbey, and is only one hour from the bustling cultural life and opportunities of downtown Seattle. 

Our faculty is looking for a capable full-time colleague to carry his/her class and join the collaborative circle of teachers to help move the school forward in exciting ways. Our parents are enthusiastic and committed, engaged and supportive. Our students are relaxed, bright and energetic. Our festival life is rich and the environment here is as natural as it gets!

Please consider our school as a possible place to move ahead with your own development. In addition to a full salary based on teaching experience, we offer tuition remission for your children, as well as health care benefits.

How To Inquire or Apply:
Please submit the items below to Hiring Committee at

Or send them by mail to: Jen Lahiff, WIWS, PO Box 469, Clinton, WA. 98236.

1. A letter of interest explaining why you are well-suited for the position.
2. Your resume with reference contacts.
3. Your brief autobiography.


Substitute teachers for Early Childhood and Grades are welcome to apply.

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