Nurturing Living Connections, Early Childhood through Grade 12


Please note: To apply for any of the following positions at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, please complete this Application Form and email a copy to Sushannah Laurange.

Faculty Chair

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, an Early Childhood-12th grade school is seeking a Faculty Chair beginning 2016-2017.

The general responsibilities of this position: The Faculty Chair holds a critical role for establishing and maintaining an effective environment for collaboration and communication between the pedagogical and administrative functions of the school. The Faculty Chairperson serves as the educational leader responsible for supervising the faculty in their teaching and non-teaching responsibilities and must have a thorough understanding of the pedagogy, policies, regulations, and procedures to assure a positive, supportive, and safe learning environment that meets the standards of Waldorf education and serves the particular mission of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. All faculty report to this position and the Faculty Chair is responsible for observation of faculty through classroom visits and individual work with teachers as well as ensuring that a consistent protocol of outside evaluations is maintained. The Faculty Chair also is responsible for ensuring that all parent concerns regarding curriculum and faculty are satisfactorily addressed. The Faculty Chair is an expert on the school’s curriculum and ensures that quality representation of Waldorf education to the parents is maintained. This position reports to the Faculty Chair Committee. This position entails a year round work schedule with occasional weekend and evening commitments.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley, our school is ideally situated on a 700-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by beautiful views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains.  Both natural beauty and cultural riches surround us, providing wonderful opportunities for our students, families and teachers. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City.

The school is a branch of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including a biodynamic farm, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-education program, Adonis Press, a place based learning program, and an organic store and bakery.  The local area abounds with additional initiatives including the Christian Community Church, and the Berkshire-Taconic Branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Our diverse student body includes the children of co-workers from four nearby Camphill communities as well as a number of international day and boarding students.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Our benefits plan includes medical and dental coverage, pension, and tuition remission.

Qualified applicants will have an undergraduate degree and preferably an advanced degree, Waldorf teacher training, and at minimum ten years of teaching and administrative experience in a Waldorf school setting.  Applicants must be dedicated to excellence in teaching, and be committed to developing strong working relationships with parents and colleagues. Please email a letter of interest along with a resume to:

Caroline Geisler, Administrative Chair

Remedial Specialist

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf School located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region in Ghent, NY, is seeking a full-time learning specialist for the 2016-2017 school year.

The successful candidate will have a BA or BS degree and specialized training in one or more areas of remedial work from an accredited program. An MA in education with a specialization in remedial work is preferred. Examples of useful training modalities include: Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and the equivalent in the area of mathematics.  A Waldorf remedial training is also an excellent credential and if not already in place will be required as continuing education.  The position includes a responsibility for some individual math and reading tutoring work as well as coordination and evaluation of students’ needs.  Some evaluations will be accomplished by other specialists.  Extensive familiarity with the Waldorf education curriculum and pedagogical model is critical.

Enthusiasm for working with a range of students in pre-k to high school from a variety of backgrounds is key.

Established in 1973, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School serves approximately 270 children. Our diverse student population includes international students. We are a full member of AWSNA and accredited by the NY State Association of Independent Schools. Please visit our website at

Our school is located in the midst of a 700-acre biodynamic farm and is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which includes a working farm and retail store, a year-round program for visiting students from the region, a Waldorf teacher training program, as well as other initiatives.

Please submit and cover letter and resume via email to:

Caroline Geisler
Administrative Chair



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