Kona Pacific Public Charter School
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Educating Whole Children, Cultivating Community Health
Kona Pacific Public Charter School is currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please scroll down to read the full job posting for each position.
Kona Pacific is a public Waldorf charter school located on the beautiful west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment of 205 students in two kindergartens and grades 1—8. Our public Waldorf curriculum currently includes Art, Movement, and Gardening. The three strands of our vision encompass Waldorf pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and agriculture. We seek colleagues who will join us in this worthwhile work.
The west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii includes the southernmost point of the 50 U.S. states. The climate is tropical and warm year-round. The west coast of the Big Island is the dry side of the island, meaning that we do not get rain every day, but have a wet season and a dry one. We are now in the month’s-long dry season which sees blue skies and temperature in the 70s and 80s most days. Our beautiful campus, with grassy slopes and bamboo groves, forests and playing fields, our school garden and splendid vistas of the Pacific Ocean, sits on the slope of Mauna Loa. We are a rural school serving a historically agricultural area. The nearest town, Kailua Kona, has several popular nationwide shopping venues, but in general we experience limited access to mainland conveniences. The Big Island of Hawaii, the southernmost of the eight Hawaiian islands, is renowned for its natural beauty of both land and ocean. The Big Island is well-named, as its land size is larger than that of the other seven Hawaiian islands combined.
POSITION: Second Grade Teacher
Our wonderful Second Grade Class of 25 vibrant children finds itself unexpectedly in need of their class teacher to lead them on the journey of their learning adventure through the grades. We seek a competent, caring and creative teacher to join our dynamic faculty and be the loving teacher for the second grade students. We offer a competitive public school teacher salary with annual step increases, and a benefits package that includes paid sick and personal leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, the Hawaii Employee’s Retirement System, and paid professional development.
Class Teacher qualifications:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an education-related major
- Hawaii teaching license or in the process of achieving
- Waldorf teaching certification or commitment to enroll in an approved training program (preferred)
- Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents
Please submit to: email@example.com:
- 1) Professional resume
- 2) Letter of interest
- 3) Short biography
Application timeline: Open until filled
POSITION: Substitute Teachers
Kona Pacific provides an educational program inspired by Waldorf education and firmly rooted in the land and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.
We are looking for individuals who are flexible, enjoy learning new things, are willing to rise to meet challenges, and love working with children.
Minimum Qualifications: Teaching license or state certification to substitute teach, and attendance at a Kona Pacific Public Charter School Substitute Orientation.
Please email the school: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 808-322-4900 if you are interested.