Position: Inquiry-based Learning Enrichment / Library Teacher (full-time)
Department: Student Services / Library
Reports to: Principal, Junior School
Starting date: September 1, 2023
Closing date: March 13, 2023 – Interviews will be scheduled for the week of March 27 (post Spring Break)
St. George’s School is seeking an experienced and energized teacher to join the Student Services department and Library at the Junior School. This role requires an innovative teaching professional to support a collaborative learning environment using engaging and meaningful pedagogy focused on student learning and growth.
Faculty are required to support the school’s co-curricular program for two of three terms. The co-curricular program includes recreational athletics, service, arts and academic clubs and is offered a minimum of two times per week, per term.
In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, St. George’s actively seeks to recruit staff from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international schools. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ people and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to pluralism.
Responsibilities will include:
- Experienced in bringing a diversity of voices and worldviews to classroom material and learning experiences, including Indigenous, local, and global perspectives.
- Demonstrated commitment to incorporating real-world connections and problem solving into teaching and learning.
- Ability to provide learning enrichment opportunities to students across curriculum.
- Create and apply planned activities that support different learning styles for students.
- Work with and respond to questions or concerns from parents, teachers, and students themselves, including acting as a consultant for outside school activities for gifted students.
- Lead IEP meetings twice yearly with all stakeholders including parents.
- Collaboratively plans lessons with classroom teachers (using Rubicon Atlas) including pre-assessment and teaching and learning strategies that meet the needs of students.
- Promote a positive relationship with students by actively providing support in the form of library advice and resources. Includes lunch supervision, assisting with research projects, provides orientation for new students.
- Ensure the library is an accessible place that draws in students of all different interests, age levels and abilities, encourage students to read by suggesting and purchasing books that are appropriate, teach library usage and critical thinking skills.
- Promote a positive relationship with staff by actively providing support. This includes aiding with differentiation within and outside of the classroom, planning research units, offering to order books that would enrich the curriculum; giving book talks; arranging guest speakers for library; arranging special events; providing training and support to faculty as new technology/software is implemented.
- Network with other libraries & enrichment-resource teachers and shares resources.
- Work under the umbrella of the Student Services department, including being a part of the School-based Team (SBT).
- Write IEPs and/or SSPs for students with P designations.
- Has the ability and desire to grow professionally through collaboration, reflection and continuous learning. Has a commitment to improving subject knowledge through professional development and applying key learnings to teaching craft.
Qualifications will include:
- Post-secondary degree in the area of Inquiry-based learning/gifted/special education preferred.
- Valid BC Teaching Certificate, or maintains the ability to obtain one.
- Strong knowledge of BC elementary curriculum (Grades K-7 and beyond).
- Experience working with enriched students is considered an asset.
- Experience as a teacher/librarian will be considered an asset.
- Current on pedagogical trends through continued reading and relevant recent professional development.
- Strong classroom management abilities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
- Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills, with a particular emphasis on collaborative planning and assessment.
- Superior skills in knowledge of curriculum, teaching and learning, specifically when planning educational strategies.
- Strongly committed to student learning and success; being able to understand the needs of students while engaging them as active learners in the classroom.
- Demonstrates a comprehensive range of relevant interests to enrich the learning experiences of all students.
- Dynamic and energetic individual who wishes to work in a highly focused environment with students keen to succeed.
- Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, impact and influence.
- Models the school’s core competencies which include: humility, integrity, respect, resilience, empathy and responsibility.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
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