Walden is Hiring…

K-6 Creative Art Teacher (Berkeley, CA)

Walden Center and School is a leader in progressive elementary education and collective administration. Our Walden Center and School seeks a dynamic art teacher to join our teaching collective in the fall of 2022. Our K-6 school has a rich history of teaching creative minds for over 60 Years, with a strong commitment to arts education and a variety of art media experience. All of our students have art, music, drama twice weekly in small groups (8 – 15 students). We have an enthusiastic school community that loves coming together to share creative energy.

We are looking for someone who does not want to teach by the book – someone who has the passion, energy, and mindset to inspire children to create art that they feel proud of. In addition to classroom teaching, the art teacher will become part of our teaching collective. This means helping to run our school by way of weekly three-hour staff meetings, committee work, and other administrative duties.

If you are looking for a traditional top-down, punch-clock system, this isn’t it. On the other hand, if you have a vision for working with kids, parents, and a small, committed team of teachers, this may be the engaging, invigorating, satisfying job you are looking for.

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COVID-19 Symptomatic Student Re-Entry

UPDATE: 4.28.22

Policy Change for Re-Entry for a Symptomatic Student:

A symptomatic child who attends Walden should remain at home until: 
(1) they are fever free for at least 24 hours without the assistance of medication; 
(2) other symptoms are significantly resolved, such that it makes sense for them to return to school; AND 
(3) they have tested negative for COVID on a PCR test or 2 rapid tests taken 24 hrs apart- 1st at onset of symptoms and the 2nd after 24 hours. (The previous policy required 36 hours between rapid tests.)

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