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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.

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6th Grade Class Teacher for 2023-2024

We’re looking for a 6th grade teacher. The new teacher at our school will join the middle school loop and collaborate with the other middle school class teachers as a team. Our class teachers teach either grades 1-5 or grades 6-8. The class needing a 6th grade teacher in the fall of 2023 has had a veteran teacher for grades 1-5. The class is well formed and prepared for 6th grade. 

We are also looking for a 1st grade teacher for 2023-2024 to join our grades 1-5 loop
Sebastopol Independent Charter School is a K-8, public Waldorf school with a commitment to offering a progressive Waldorf curriculum since 1995. We are a certified Public Waldorf School by the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. We are located on a 20-acre campus that we own. Our typical class size is 30 students. We have a strong multi-tiered system of support for our students. Sebastopol is located in beautiful Sonoma County, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

Qualified applicants will have or be eligible for a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and preferably Waldorf training or Waldorf experience. We offer a very competitive compensation package with a strong salary, and excellent health, dental, vision and retirement benefits.

Please send your resume, cover letter and 3 reference letters (with contact information) to Chris Topham, Executive Director at [email protected].


First Grade Teacher for 2023-2024

We are looking for a 1st grade teacher for 2023-2024 to join our grades 1-5 loop. We are also looking for a 6th grade teacher to join our grades 6-8 loop.

Sebastopol Independent Charter School is a K-8 charter school with experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers and a commitment to offering a progressive Waldorf curriculum with integrity since 1995. We are a certified Public Waldorf School by the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. We are located on a 20-acre campus that we own. Our typical class size is 30 students. We have an aide that helps in the 1st grade classroom. Sebastopol is located in beautiful Sonoma County, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

Qualified applicants will have or be eligible for a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and preferably a Waldorf Teacher Certificate and/or Waldorf experience. We offer a very competitive compensation package with a strong salary, and excellent health, dental, vision and retirement benefits. Please learn more about us at www.sebastopolcharter.org.

Please send your resume, cover letter and 3 reference letters (with contact information) to Chris Topham, Executive Director at [email protected].


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

Classroom Assistants for Grades 1-3 for the 2022-2023 School Year

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.

The hours are coordinated with the Student Support Services Director and approved by the executive director. S/he is expected to interact with children, parents, colleagues, and public safety personnel in a professional and diplomatic manner and always consider what is in the best interest of the children, individually and as a classroom and school community. 

On some occasions and under the direction of the Student Support Services Director, an RTI Assistant may become an integral part of supporting a student with special needs under an Individualized Education Plan  (IEP). This may require the implementation of specific Positive Behavior Support Plans, inclusion practices, and/or participation in additional training specific to the student’s individual needs. 

Our pay is $18-20/hr depending on previous classroom experience. Option: This position could be combined with working in our aftercare program for additional hours. 

Please send your letter of interest, two recommendation letters (with references’ contact information), and a resume to Karen Erdman, Vice-Principal and Director of Student Support Services at [email protected].

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