Studies show the most important predictor of a student’s academic outcome is his or her teachers, that is, teachers who care deeply about a student’s success in life, nurture open communication with students and their families, foster supportive classroom connections, and inspire continuous learning and curiosity through engaging, meaningful programs. Great schools have great teachers, and WPGA has exceptional teachers and staff, dedicated to shaping lives of inquiry, action and joy.
To maintain our highest standards of teaching excellence, we have a rigorous interview process, and seek teachers who not only integrate future-focused teaching and technology but also align with our vision, mission and core values. Our teachers and staff are enthusiastic, team-oriented people who go the extra mile, involve themselves in our school and are lifelong learners themselves. To that end, we invest significantly in professional development opportunities: 100 percent of our teachers attend professional development workshops each year throughout Canada and the United States, with many presenting at CAIS, ISABC, Ministry of Education and in-house sessions.
WPGA offers a generous compensation package, with extended health and RRSP-matching plans; teacher salaries are above the Vancouver School Board pay scale.
Equal Opportunity Employer
WPGA is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply for our employment opportunities.
A teacher-on-call (TOC) is a valued member of our school community who, with the support of the junior school leadership and teaching teams, provides future-focused, engaging program delivery and a warm, supportive learning environment to his or her classroom of learners.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaches prepared lesson plans and leads interactive learning activities
Initiates and facilitates classroom discussions
Incorporates appropriate technology and media in lesson planning
Accompanies classes on field trips
Promotes and maintains high standards of behaviour, respect and safety within the classroom
Supports families with open, ongoing communication
Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
Valid BC teaching certificate required (or be in application of)
Experience integrating innovative technology in class lessons
A passion for and experience working with children and/or adolescents
Team player who will work to foster an open, positive learning environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; empathetic and accountable
Ability to self-manage and take initiative
Creativity, enthusiasm, and a sense of fun
Please email a cover letter and résumé, to WPGA Careers. In the subject line, please write “TOC” plus your preferred grade levels: Primary (K-3), Intermediate (4-7) or Secondary (8-12). I.e. “TOC Primary and Intermediate” or “TOC K-12”
Recruitment for this position is ongoing based on our current needs. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.