Sebastopol Independent Charter School is a K-8 charter school with teachers committed to offering a progressive Waldorf curriculum with integrity. Our parent body is committed to Waldorf education and works hard to support the faculty and school. Sebastopol Charter was the first charter school to provide Waldorf education in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. We have a 20-acre campus.

Our school has about 275 students with most of the classes having 30 students in grades 1-8 and 22 students in each kindergarten. We are located in the small city of Sebastopol, in beautiful Sonoma County, 25 minutes from the spectacular Northern California coast and an hour north of San Francisco. Numerous Waldorf schools, private and public, populate the area, making Sonoma County a “Waldorf Mecca.” You won’t find a better spot to raise a family, connect with colleagues, fulfill your professional development goals, and hone your craft.

Substitute Teachers Wanted

Please contact Jennifer Neylon, Operations Manager, if you are interested in being a substitute teacher: [email protected]

Minimum requirement: Bachelor’s degree and ability to get a substitute teacher credential (information available from Jennifer on how to get a sub credential).

Our pay structure for certificated subs is as follows:

Full Day (8-3): $200

Short Day (Th, 8-1, or KG): $165

Half Day (< or = 4 hrs): $130

To Learn More about becoming a Credentialed Substitute Teacher : https://www.scoe.org/files/Substitute_Teachers_Flyer_(No_Masks).pdf

Response To Intervention (RTI) Support Assistant at Sebastopol Charter School

The Sebastopol Independent Charter School (SICS) Response To Intervention Support Assistant (RTI Assistant) reports directly to the Student Support Services Director with whom s/he works and to the SICS Executive Director. The RTI Assistant educates students in an environment and manner that nurtures and guides them, with great consideration for the needs of each individual child and the class as a whole. The RTI Assistant shall work as much as possible from the indications of Waldorf philosophy and integrate Waldorf methods with other current best educational practices. The RTI Assistant will help the Class Teacher to meet the educational needs of students and provide appropriate instruction as prescribed by California State Standards. Working with individuals and smaller groups of students in order to ensure success is a primary goal of the RTI Assistant. 29.5 hours per week. Hours: 8am-2:30pm Mon-Wed, and 8-1pm Thur-Fri. We are looking for two RTI assistants for the 2024-2025 school year. One will be primarily working in first grade. One will be primarily working in second grade.

Please send a resume, letter of interest and three recommendation letters to Karen Erdman, Vice Principal of Student Support Services at [email protected].

Special Education Instructional Aide at Sebastopol Charter School

Under the direct supervision of the credentialed Special Education Teacher and the Director of Student Services, the special education instructional aide assists certificated personnel in the instruction and supervision of special education and at-risk students at the elementary and/or middle school level, relieves the teacher or other certificated staff of clerical detail, and does related work as required. There are two aide positions with different hours needed. One aide position includes crossing guard duty. 

Aide #1 includes crossing guard before and after school and therefore has hours of 8-3:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 8 until 1 on Thursday. This would add up to 35 hours per week, which includes health benefits at a 35/40 rate of the $1,400/mo employer contribution and full dental coverage for the family. Aide #2 works 8:30-3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 8 until 1 on Thursday and Fridays. This would add up to 29.5hours, which doesn’t qualify for health benefits.

Please send a resume, letter of interest, and three recommendation letters to Karen Erdman, Vice Principal of Student Support Services at [email protected]. Please indicate if you have a preference and/or flexibility for either position.