Small School Teacher (Preschool / Pre Kindergarten)
Mission and History
Founded in 2000, the Nantucket Lighthouse School (NLS) is a small, independent Pre-K – 5
school that provides Nantucket children with a Waldorf-inspired educational alternative in a
smaller, more individualized setting where staff and teachers have the opportunity to focus on
meeting the child where they are. We are a community of children, families and educators that
embodies the joy of learning.
The Nantucket Lighthouse School is looking for a creative, imaginative and thoughtful
classroom teacher for our Small School for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Students range
in ages from 2.9 years old to 5 years old. Teaching our youngest students requires patience and a
sense of humor as you nurture positive relationships with the children and engage in meaningful
connections with our families who are often sending their child to school for the very first time.
The ideal candidate has experience in elementary education, strong interpersonal and
communication skills, experience working with a range of abilities, and a solid understanding of
early childhood education and development. We look forward to hiring a creative and
multi-dimensional teacher whose personal and professional characteristics will bring energy and
new perspectives to our community.
1. Establish and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, fostering nurturing
relationships with students while supporting the social, emotional, and academic lives of
2. Using NLS’s longstanding Waldorf-inspired curriculum, create a developmentally
appropriate, project-based and child-led learning environment. Our Small School
classrooms integrate art, nature, handwork, play, and field trips in the community to
engage, inspire and introduce young learners to stories, math, social studies and science.
3. Evaluate students throughout the year utilizing different assessment tools to monitor
growth and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
4. Communicate about student progress, write reports and newsletters, hold parent
conferences, and meet with administrators and other faculty to support the needs of all
5. Collaborate with colleagues, attend weekly faculty and/or team meetings, and IEP
6. Desire to take advantage of continuing personal goals and increasing knowledge of
educational innovations through opportunities for professional development.