Employment at Willowwind

Willowwind School is always looking for excellent teachers who love children and are passionate about their intellectual, social, emotional, and artistic growth. Applicants must possess Elementary licensure in the State of Iowa, or have the ability to do so. Candidates must also demonstrate strong teaching ability, possess superb recommendations, and have excellent communication and organization skills. Applications and interviews occur on an ongoing and as needed basis.

Why teach at Willowwind?

A teacher at Willowwind has the opportunity to create a different kind of learning environment – one that is directed by student interests and curiosities. Teachers at Willowwind facilitate great student growth and set the stage for self-directed learning, which fosters an ethic of independence and responsibility.

A teacher at Willowwind engages children in deep learning, one that focuses on big questions and strong thematic connections. Our teaching standards are high and teachers are well supported by an experienced staff of educators. 

A teacher at Willowwind writes curriculum and develops inquiry-based projects that engage students in hands-on, active learning. 

A teacher at Willowwind partners with parents and works to strengthen mutual trust and strong home-school connections.

A teacher at Willowwind uses technology to further student learning, facilitate strong family communication, and keep track of student progress.  

Current Openings

Staff Positions

Before and After-School Program Staff

Willowwind School is seeking part-time Before and After-School Program teachers for the 2017-18 school year. BSP starts at 7:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. Preschool ASP runs from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. K-6 ASP runs 3:15-6:00 p.m. M-W and Friday, and from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday. 

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to Rachel Butler, Office Manager at rachelb@willowwind.org.


Faculty Positions

Spanish Teacher

Part-time up to 20 hours per week- August 2017 - June 2018

Willowwind School, an independent preschool through sixth grade school in Iowa City, is actively seeking a Spanish teacher.  Willowwind’s Foreign Language teacher will work with a range of students, kindergarten through sixth grade (ages 5-12)  to further foreign language capabilities and cultural understandings through a project-based curriculum.  Teacher responsibilities include developing foreign language curriculum that will include both cultural and language studies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Spanish (oral and written fluency), and prior elementary education and language teaching experience. Applicants with a language specific teaching license and /or language endorsement by the state of Iowa is preferred, but may not be necessary. All foreign language classes are conducted in the target language.  Compensation based upon experience.

Interested candidates should direct questions or send their resume to Michelle Beninga, Head of School at michelleb@willowwind.org.  For more information about our school, please visit www.willowwind.org.  Willowwind School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.