Mixed-ages Kindergarten Teacher (Part-time)

The vision of the La Plata Homeschool Cooperative is to create a dynamic and inspirational learning community that embraces the holistic philosophy of Waldorf Education, fosters a deep love of all living things and a connection with the natural world, and incorporates ideas of simplicity, service, and sustainability while developing the unique gifts of our children.

We seek a loving, collaborative, creative individual to plan and implement a Waldorf curriculum and act as lead teacher in a Waldorf-inspired homeschool cooperative. Two days a week you will teach a four hour Kindergarten program for 8-12 three to six year old students. In addition, one day per week, you will organize and facilitate an outdoor/farm/wilderness enrichment program that is open to a wider community of children, and is taught in cooperation with parent volunteers. Expect to work 15-20 hours per week, 12 of which is with the children and the remainder used for planning and preparation.

The ideal candidate will have training and experience in Waldorf Early Childhood Education, is enthusiastic about sustainability and homesteading, and has a desire to share his/her gifts while learning simple living skills.

We offer an incredible opportunity for personal development and professional creativity, with benefits including:

Private room on a small family farm
Delicious, non-vegetarian, mostly organic meals
A monthly stipend of $400
Access to a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities including: organic gardening, animal husbandry, permaculture, non-violent communication, restorative circles, food preservation, indigenous skills, natural building, and handwork/crafts

This is the experience of a lifetime for someone self-motivated that wants to work creatively, building a new learning community.

The homeschool cooperative gathers in the rural town of La Plata, in Northeast Missouri. La Plata is home to a growing number of radical homesteads and intentional communities including the Possibility Alliance, a Peace and Permaculture Education Center, and a newly forming Community Land Trust. The school will meet at Singing Prairie Farm, a local farm that raises pastured meat. At Singing Prairie Farm, and in the surrounding community, we have access to gardens, farm animals, prairie, oak-hickory forests, ponds, and creeks.

To apply, please send resume, letter of intention, a brief biographical sketch, and a paragraph describing what homesteading/sustainability skills you would be interested in learning to:
Teri Page, 31164 Ferrier Lane, La Plata, MO 63549 or email laplatahomeschoolcoop@gmail.com

Application Deadline is June 15, 2013

La Plata, Missouri
La Plata Homeschool Coop
Teri Page
(660) 332-7885