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.
The junior school Mandarin teacher is a valued member of our junior school faculty, who, with the support of the junior school leadership and teaching teams, provides future-focused, engaging curricula and a warm, supportive learning environment to his or her classroom of learners.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare engaging lesson plans and interactive learning activities/materials
Prepare lesson plans with clear objectives that follow BC curriculum standards
Use information in individual education plans (IEPs) to adapt instructional materials
Conduct formal and informal assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and marking
Work with other specialist and homeroom teachers to support the development of integrated lessons and units
Incorporate appropriate, innovative technology and media in lesson planning
Arrange and accompany classes on field trips
Participate in cocurricular activities
Promote and maintain high standards of behaviour, respect and safety within the classroom
Support families with open, ongoing communication
Participate in professional development conferences and WPGA faculty meetings and activities
Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education, with additional certifications in Mandarin language
BC Teaching Certification (or in application of)
Experience teaching in an elementary school setting an asset
Experience integrating technology in class lessons
A passion for and experience working with children
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 note that all candidates must hold or be in application of a BC Teaching Certificate to qualify for this position.
Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing “JS Mandarin Teacher” in the subject line, to WPGA Careers by May 7, 2017.