Senior School English/Socials Teacher

REPORTS TO:                  Head of Senior School
START DATE:                    August 26, 2019
CONTRACT:                      Full-time (1.0), Continuing
WPGA is a great place to work! We focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy. Teaching at WPGA is fulfilling, collaborative and dynamic. Our Leadership Team supports our educators to teach with confidence; create relevant, creative curriculum and programs; build meaningful relationships with students and families; and develop professionally. We have great pride in our dedicated, long-term faculty that have helped build a community of learning that is authentic, welcoming and centred on the best interests of our students.
Our Senior School teachers are valued faculty members who, with the support of our senior school leadership and teaching teams, design and deliver adaptive, future-focused learning experiences for students in grades 8-12. We are currently seeking candidates with the qualifications to teach English and Social Studies grades 8-12.
  • Prepare and deliver engaging, future-focused learning experiences that meet BC curriculum standards
  • Plan and provide feedback and formative assessment to support student growth in competencies and curricular content
  • Conduct summative assessments and reports consistent with departmental standards
  • Use appropriate technologies, including the school’s LMS/SIS, to facilitate learning experiences and accommodate busy student schedules
  • Adapt learning experiences for students with individual education plans (IEPs)
  • Participate in school life and cocurricular activities
  • Model and promote our core values and high standards of behaviour in and out of the classroom
  • Support students and families with open, ongoing communication
  • Actively participate in professional development and faculty meetings
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
  • Valid BC teaching certification
  • A passion for and experience working with adolescents
  • Team player who enjoys creative collaboration, and will work with colleagues to integrate programs and projects across disciplines, as appropriate
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and continuous learner who values and has demonstrated teaching innovation and professional growth
  • Positivity, enthusiasm and a sense of fun
  • Independent school experience is an asset.
  • Additional relevant qualifications or experiences are an asset.
  • Additional teachable subjects are an asset (e.g. drama, languages, science, math).
  • Early adopters of teaching innovations, including technological tools, are valued.
Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing “SS Humanities Teacher” in the subject line, to WPGA Careers. The position will remain open until 9am on Monday April, 8th.