Summerfield High School Math and Physics Teacher

Are you idealistic and passionate in your initiatives? Do you find joy in seeing young people emerge? Can you see the value of discipline both inner and outer in achieving depth? Are you committed to nurturing culture? To deepening your understanding of child development in its soul/spiritual aspects?

Summerfield high school is seeking to expand its core of capable, vibrant colleagues dedicated to carrying this Waldorf school into the future. We are unique in practicing a collaborative teacher-led governance as means of fully embodying our commitment to this education’s that “takes spirituality seriously”. Our unique campus for grades 1-12, encompassing a biodynamic farm and nature preserve, provide a context for forming meaningful cultural and educational experiences. Our focus on the practical and fine arts in the high school as a means for developing thinking remains firm and is evidenced in the new art/tech building.

At this point, we are seeking a colleague who specializes in teaching Math and Physics to grades 9 through 12. This position could include Practical Arts, Senior Project, Spanish or Elective work depending the applicant’s qualifications and interest. We invite a colleague who is young at heart, willing to work collaboratively and share responsibility for forming a vessel for encounter with adolescents. These colleagues must be flexible, bringing warmth to an organization that is constantly “becoming”. Preference will be given to candidates with Waldorf High School teaching experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references who have worked with you and seen you teach to our human resources coordinator Carrie Wooldridge: carrie@summerfieldwaldorf.org.

About SWSF

Summerfield is a vibrant preschool through high school community with large class sizes, an invested and supportive parent body, warm and engaged colleagues, seasoned mentor teachers, a working biodynamic farm and an incredible 40-acre campus! We strive to educate the whole child through a rich program that includes practical arts, circus, movement, agriculture, music, social inclusion, artistic work, an active festival life and more. Our students love coming to school every day as much as their teachers do!

The School (est. 1974) is located in beautiful Sonoma County, just 60 miles north of San Francisco. We enjoy an idyllic Mediterranean climate with springtime fields of wildflowers, hot summers cooled by ocean fog, autumn light falling on harvest colors, and wet, green winters. Sonoma County is home to ancient redwood forests, stands of mighty oak, and scenic, rugged coastlines. Picturesque orchards, vineyards, and dairies abound. Many of our hills and mountains are still truly wild and offer hikers and bikers miles of trails to explore. Sonoma County has also become a haven for food enthusiasts, offering some of the best restaurants and wines in the world. Many local farmers are using organic and Biodynamic methods, with their bounties found in our markets and restaurants. This is the setting our students and families enjoy!

Physical Requirements for Employees at Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm:

Summerfield is both a school and farm. Although we do have paved pathways between various buildings, many pathways are unpaved and rough. Some have steep inclines and declines, steps and holes. Employees must have the ability to:

  • Stand and walk on various-density and uneven surfaces for extended periods of time and significant lengths;
  • Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor;
  • Use a computer for extended periods of time;
  • Squat, stoop and/or bend over;
  • Reach overhead, grasp, push/pull up to 35 pounds for short distances;
  • Lift and carry up to 45 lbs. at waist height for short distances.