Growth Coach (Literacy)

Growth Coach (Literacy)

Collingwood School is a gender inclusive day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver, BC.

Our vision is socially responsible students pursuing passions for a better world. We are committed to contributing positively to our local and global communities, environmental stewardship, and supporting the wellbeing, and inclusion of all people. Through the pursuit of passions, students will find their unique purpose in the world. 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.

 At Collingwood, we seek faculty and staff who live our values of courage, curiosity and community to be in service of others and, who are inspired by our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives. 

We are looking for an experienced Growth Coach (Literacy) to join our Wentworth Campus (JK – Grade 7). The Growth Coach’s primary role is to support the professional growth of teachers to ensure that Collingwood continues to deliver an excellent academic program and with learning environments that support the school’s strategic plan goals. This role builds a collaborative learning environment for educators and will provide personal support and feedback relating to teacher professional growth.

Growth coaches are experienced educators who use a variety of instructional methods in their classroom and know and understand how to apply best practices and current educational research to their lesson planning, design and delivery. They love to learn, actively pursue opportunities to take risks in their teaching practice and enjoy sharing their learning with others.

This new role at Wentworth will be responsible for ensuring high quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers.  A priority for this role will be to fully support the development and implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 5 English Language Arts program at Wentworth. This is a Full Time Permanent position that will start on August 23, 2024.


  • Work closely with the Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation, Director of Inclusive Education
  • Partner with teachers to support goal setting and manage the PGP process for each person on the growth team
  • Coach teachers to take risks in their teaching practice and incorporate new or different types of assessments or teaching strategies
  • Provide teachers feedback and guidance as they execute lessons and/or model lessons and support curricular and/or lesson planning
  • Support and develop the K-5 English Language Arts program in collaboration with the Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation, the ELA Academic Leader and teaching faculty
  • Create actionable steps and track progress throughout the year, adjusting according to feedback from colleagues, students and/or families
  • Actively engage in ongoing professional learning and stay current on trends in elementary literacy
  • Lead workshops and professional learning experiences for colleagues

Required qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at or outside of Collingwood
  • Evidence of a commitment to professional learning in an academic domain (subject area, assessment, curriculum, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies of team leadership, learning agility and emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrate and model a passion for transformational teaching and learning and a commitment to the strategic priorities as outlined by the school.
  • Experience with providing feedback or a willingness to upskill in this area
  • A willingness to assume a leadership role alongside your colleagues
    Uphold professionalism and confidentiality at all times
  • Comprehensive understanding of BC Curriculum, specifically in area of English Language Arts
  • Understand current educational landscape in area of elementary literacy
    BC Teaching Certification
  • Basic First Aid
  • Canadian residency and legally entitled to work in Canada 

Our “Must Haves”

  • Respect, dignity and inclusion for all members of the community
  • Collaborative mind-set and courageous approach to adversity
  • Demonstrated communications skills (oral and written)
  • Creative “out-of-the-box” thinker
  • Flexible and adaptable and embraces change
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Enthusiasm, eagerness and genuine interest in all aspects of the school’s success
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self improvement (goal-oriented)

We offer professional development opportunities, competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, including RRSP, Personal Days and access to a Health Spending Account, health and wellness initiatives, along with one of the most beautiful locations in Canada to work!

The current faculty grid salary range for this position is $71,694 to $106,653 based on years of experience and a Bachelor of Education. The new faculty grid for the 2024-25 school year has not been finalized. Faculty with a Masters will be paid at a higher range. 

If this role is a good fit, we would love to hear from you!  Please submit a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position along with your resume, including three employment references, by April 5, 2024 to 

We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please visit our website for more information about our school.

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