Summerfield Upper Grades Teachers

The Upper School (grades 7-12) of Summerfield Waldorf is seeking inspired and imaginative teachers to work collaboratively with our students and faculty.  We are looking for people who want to work with us to deepen and intensify our already rich, fully Waldorf program; educators who are excited to work with young people as mentors and guides to co-create and carry a supportive learning environment where students develop the capacity to become self-educators.  

Subject areas of specialty could include or weave together classes in Arts, Math, Science, Humanities, Spanish, Music and P.E.  We have an experienced faculty who can mentor and support anyone new to our school and its vibrant culture.  The school is in the beautiful North Bay area of Northern California and sits on a rural 30 acres of land which includes a biodynamic farm and gardens.  

The ideal applicant has a degree in one of the subject areas above and training or experience in one or more other areas, a Waldorf teacher training with emphasis in grades 7-12 and the creativity and flexibility to work with colleagues to observe and be lead by the developing students.

Please email your letter of intention, along with a resume, to Michelle Bovard, Human Resources Coordinator at michelle@summerfieldwaldorf.org. Please also include three references (with phone numbers), at least two of whom have seen you teach.

 

Physical Requirements for Employees at SWSF:

Summerfield is both a school and farm. Though 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.

Please email your letter of intention and resume to Carrie Wooldridge, Human Resources Coordinator at carrie(at)summerfieldwaldorf.org. Please also include three professional references (with phone numbers), at least two of whom have seen you teach.

 

About Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm:

Summerfield spans all of childhood, preschool through twelfth grade. Sprawling over 38 acres, we have one of the most extensive Waldorf programs on the continent including a fully operational Biodynamic farm and a vibrant circus program. We make every effort to educate the whole child in practical arts, movement, agriculture, social inclusion, artistic work, and a rich festival life. 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 spring-time fields of wild flowers, hot summers cooled by ocean fog, rich autumn light on vibrant 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!

 

655 Willowside Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 ph (707) 575-7194 www.summerfieldwaldorf.org