Position title
Special Education Teacher

As a member of the faculty at Desert Marigold School, a special education teacher will collaborate in shaping the elementary and middle school program that aligns with the Public Waldorf curriculum to prepare our students to meet the realities of the present.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the developmental curriculum and teaching methods arising from the understanding of child development set forth by Rudolf Steiner.
  • Develops performance objectives and lesson plans that meet Arizona Career and College Ready Standards (ACCRS) that also reflect the rhythm, timing and activities consistent with the core principles of Public Waldorf education.
  • Maintains a behavioral climate in his or her classroom conducive to learning, assists in maintaining acceptable student behavior, and cultivates an atmosphere that embraces diversity. 
  • Identifies and attempts to meet needs of individual students, is able to develop differentiated lesson plans, and initiates referrals to student support services as necessary.
  • Communicates with students and parents regarding the educational and progress.  Prepares progress reports and issues grades on time. 
  • Maintains plans and instructional materials in such a way that they can be utilized by substitute teaching personnel when the need arises.
  • Works cooperatively with administrators, supervisors and colleagues in planning and implementing the educational programs of the school. Is able to take initiative in a collaborative manner.
  • Attends faculty meetings, required in-service training and other meetings as necessary.
  • Able to meet Arizona’s Standards for highly qualified teacher in the subject area being taught. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education required, Master's Preferred
  • Teaching experience in classroom/group settings
  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred
  • Willingness to incorporate Waldorf principles of child development into teaching
  • AZ DPS Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card, Clear TB Test.


  • Exemplary classroom management and discipline.
  • Strong fiscal and administrative responsibilities, listening, verbal, written and interpersonal  communication.


  • Knowledge of Waldorf education and public school operations. 


  • Relate to, motivate, and challenge children.  Leadership in working with students, staff, parents and the community. Commitment to the concept of collaborative decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate with  other faculty on curriculum.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents. 
Job Benefits

Salary Range: $32,500 Base Salary (BA) plus increments for relative teaching experience and additional degrees and certifications. See Salary Schedule for details. 

Hours:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week during the academic school year


Reports to:  Director of Student Support Services

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
2021-22 school year
Job Location
6210 S 28th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85042
Working Hours
Full-Time, 40 hours per week during the academic school year
Base Salary
Date posted
March 8, 2021
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