Our faculty represents the best of both worlds—dual certified with Idaho State teaching credentials and Waldorf certification. We provide ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. We seek staff members who are skilled educators, lifelong learners and passionate about developing children who are eco-literate, compassionate, critical thinkers.

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To apply for SMS Positions:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of college transcripts if applicable (originals will be required upon hiring)

E-mail to  or mail to Syringa Mountain School, 4021 Glenbrook Dr., Hailey, Idaho 83333, Attn: Employment

Current Openings

Summary of Jobs Available and Listed Below:
2019-2020 First Grade Teacher
Substitute 2019-2020

2019-20  First Grade Classroom Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted:5/6/2019
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 184 days
Employment Type: Part Time/Full Time
Application Deadline: 5/13/2019 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Classroom Teacher involves managing and implementing Waldorf Curriculum and Idaho State standards to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws.

Reports To:  The Director of School and the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:   Includes but not limited to the following: planning, teaching, and classroom management for specific developmental age group and monitoring, accessing, evaluating, recording, and reporting to Director of School, communicate effectively and professionally with staff, board members, parents, and communication members of the Wood River Valley.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.  Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation to the director if the school for student progress.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. individual education plan meetings, conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the school.
  • Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school, district, and state requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, training, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

18-19: Substitute Teacher Pool:

  1. You must be 21 years of age to apply.
  2. You must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
  3. You must complete the application (PDF).
  4. Fingerprint file must be completed with the county police department before being scheduled as a substitute.