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Eastside Community School is nestled on five acres in the Sammamish Plateau area of Issaquah, WA. We serve students from Preschool through Grade 10, with a Parent & Child class for those just beginning their journey in Waldorf Education. We seek a Grades Substitute Teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Be our newest colleague! 

With a broad, rich, and diverse curriculum and specially trained teachers, ECS supports the development of our students— ethically, intellectually, socially, physically, spiritually, and artistically. By understanding, respecting, and nurturing each distinct phase of childhood, we inspire a genuine, lifelong love of learning. At the most basic level, we believe that the world is good and beautiful. The qualities we cultivate in our students and community reflect a positive, hope-filled approach to education. Working as a team is embraced, while we honor our differences and individuality. 

We are proud to be inspired by Waldorf Education, a worldwide movement that began in 1919. This approach nurtures the natural joy that children take in learning with lessons not simply based on repetition and memorization, but experienced through immersive, hands-on participation. Each school year is designed to meet children’s evolving aptitude for experiences and social interactions.


  • BA or BS required

  • Experience teaching grade school or middle school age students

  • Washington State Teaching Certificate preferred

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate and/or Waldorf teaching experience preferred

  • Strong student management skills

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Be adaptable; able to change work plan based on needs of particular class


Lead Teachers $22.00 per hour

Recruitment and screening of applications are ongoing until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration we encourage candidates to complete and submit applications promptly. Please note that ECS reserves the right—and may exercise the option—to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process. Full job descriptions are available upon request. 

Our inspired and cohesive faculty and administration are deeply committed to providing our students with an exemplary Waldorf education. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Eastside Community School. 

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Please submit the following to

  • Completed Employment Application Form (found on our Employment page)

  • Resume that includes education & work experience

  • Three professional references

A cover letter is helpful in this process.

To Apply

Grades Substitute Classroom Teacher

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