Secondary Math and Science Teacher

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Working at KESS offers the incumbent a professionally stimulating and rewarding opportunity. The school is seeking an educator – experienced or novice – who would thrive with an opportunity to solve problems, think outside the box and work with colleagues and administration to continually improve learning for students while expanding his/her own repertoire of skills, abilities and creativity.

Teaching assignment may include, but may not be limited to:

  • Secondary Mathematics and Science, and Electives

The successful candidate will:

  • have an exemplary work ethic, good communication skills;
  • have the proven ability to work as an effective team member to promote a variety of school initiatives aimed at continuous school improvement;
  • provide a welcoming, safe, experiential and stimulating learning environment appropriate to the learning needs of students;
  • have the skills and commitment to effectively support the District’s and school’s goals to improve the success of First Nations students;
  • be familiar and comfortable with adapting and modifying materials;
  • deal meaningfully with differentiated student learning styles and demonstrate an ability to address individual student needs;
  • incorporate into instruction hands-on, experiential active learning activities;
  • demonstrate knowledge and expertise in relation to the use of computer-assisted and on-line learning as both supplementary and primary course-ware resources;
  • understand and apply the BC Performances Standards;
  • be able to incorporate a wide range of effective classroom management strategies that maintain the dignity of students;
  • provide evidence of the ability to deal effectively with intransigence;
  • demonstrate exceptional student motivational skills;
  • inspire students to expand the breadth and depth of their dreams;
  • possess an understanding of and an ability to assist in the development and execution of IEP’s and Behavioural Plans;
  • demonstrate a deep knowledge of the new Provincial Math and Science curriculum;
  • have the ability to diagnose and assess Math abilities and deficit and develop remediation programs which will lead to students getting caught up to grade level;
  • demonstrate skills and commitment to building rapport with students;
  • supervise teaching and educational assistants who may be assigned;
  • have the ability and commitment to frequent and exemplary communication with parents and guardians;
  • be willing and flexible to teach other subjects, if required;
  • be physically capable to perform the duties of this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BC Certified with the Teacher Qualification Branch with qualifications and experience at the secondary level with a major in Mathematics or Science;
  • Successful experience in supporting individual student learning in a multi-grade classroom.

Inquiries can be directed to the Principal at 250-332-5260.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, references, teaching credentials, and transcripts to:

Annie McDowell, Associate Director of Human Resources
Vancouver Island West School District 84

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