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Job Opening: Pedagogical Chair for school year 2021-22

Olympia Waldorf School is seeking an experienced and inspiring Pedagogical Chair to begin immediately. Working from the collaborative leadership model, the Pedagogical Chair works closely with the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees to design, plan, and implement appropriate pedagogical objectives that align with the mission of the school, ensuring the highest quality of education for our students.

This position will work with subject and class faculty to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and the children, ensuring that the faculty carry out their role in fulfilling the school’s mission. The Pedagogical Chair is responsible for the development, monitoring, and success of the school’s educational programs. The Pedagogical Chair will also have teaching duties, to be determined.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for Waldorf education, collaboration, and celebrating a diverse community. This person should have a positive attitude and experience as a Waldorf teacher with enthusiasm, creativity, and proven collaborative leadership capabilities. This person should have experience serving in a leadership capacity in a school faculty and have actively participated in a Waldorf School’s College of Teachers or Board of Trustees.

The ideal candidate should enjoy mentoring and coaching and welcome the opportunity to serve other teachers in a support capacity. We seek an individual who is committed to the fullest development of the curriculum, the health of our teachers, and the continued emotional, social, and intellectual growth of our students. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Teaching Certificate are required.

About the School: Olympia Waldorf School is a full member AWSNA and WECAN school that serves students from preschool through eighth grade. Our faculty is comprised of three early childhood teachers and assistants, eight grades teachers, specialty teachers, and a full administrative staff.

Campus and Community: Olympia Waldorf School was founded in 1985 and is situated on 5.6 acres of field, garden, and woodland in semi-rural East Olympia. Our campus includes Prairie Hall, a historic school building built in 1914 and opened in 1916, a modern Middle School building, and a charming Kinderhause. Our community is warm, welcoming, and engaged in the life of the school.

Compensation: Our competitive faculty compensation package includes increments for teaching and educational experience, as well as partial tuition remission, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and professional development opportunities.

Our Capital City: Olympia is nestled at the southern tip of Puget Sound and boasts access to a large network of saltwater bays, channels, inlets, and coves, as well as the rain forests, mountains like Mt. Rainier, Cascades and the Olympics, coastal beaches, and parks of the nearby Olympia Peninsula.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume, three professional references, transcripts and a cover letter describing their education experience and why they want to work for Olympia Waldorf School via email to For more information, contact our Board of Trustees President Bary Hanson, at 360-584-5224. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at

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