Intermediate English Specialist Teacher (Grades 5-7) — West Point Grey Academy

Location: Vancouver BC
Start Date: 04/30/2018
End Date: 06/15/2018
Application Deadline: 03/23/2018

Job Description:

At WPGA, 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 Teams support our educators to teach with confidence; create relevant, creative curriculum and programs; build meaningful relationships with students and families; and develop professionally.

POSITION: Intermediate English Specialist Teacher (Grades 5-7)
REPORTS TO: Head of Junior School
CONTRACT: Full-time (1.0), April 30 to June 15, 2018


Our English Specialist Teacher is a valued member of our Junior School community who, with the support of the school leadership and teaching teams, provides future-focused, engaging program delivery and a warm, supportive learning environment to his or her classroom of learners.


  • Prepare course timelines and materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts
  • Prepare lesson plans with clear objectives that follow B.C. curriculum standards
  • Use information in Individualized Education Programmes (IEPs) to strategically adapt instructional materials
  • Work collaboratively with specialist and homeroom teachers to support the development of integrated lessons and units
  • Present materials in logical manner and in appropriate quantities
  • Understand the principles of Attachment Theory and how they relate to teaching
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behaviour, mutual respect, and safety within classroom
  • Uphold WPGA's Code of Conduct, provide appropriate consequences and contact homeroom teachers/parents when required
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions
  • Incorporate appropriate technology and media in lesson planning
  • Formal and informal on going assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and marking
  • Develop a positive, safe culture through actions and words
  • Integrate social responsibility and kindness into daily teaching and routines
  • Be available to students outside of class time
  • Implement and make regular connections to the CARE program (Citizenship, Attitude, Respect and Esteem)


  • Possess a valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher qualification in education; with a specialization in literacy or English
  • Understands and uses current literacy practices and teaching strategies
  • Models a strong work ethic as well as high standards of commitment
  • Fosters school mission, values and sense of community through student-centered decisions
  • Effectively communicates with staff, parents and students
  • Maintains professionalism through all school interactions and activities
  • Values continual growth and development of school programs and curriculum


Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing "JS English Teacher" in the subject line, to by March 23, 2018.

Contact information: Ciara Corcoran
Head of Junior School
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