Senior School French Teacher (2018-19 school year)

West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver BC
January 12, 2018

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.  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.
 
POSITION:   Senior School French Teacher (1 year contract)
REPORTS TO:  Head of Senior School
START DATE:  August 27, 2018
CONTRACT TERM: Full-time (1.0), 1 year contract
 
POSITION SUMMARY
The Senior School French Teacher is a valued faculty member who will, with the support of our senior school leadership and teaching teams, plan and deliver adaptive, future-focused curricula to students in grades 8-12.
 
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Prepare and deliver engaging, future-focused lesson plans and interactive learning activities/materials that follow BC curriculum standards
• Adapt instructional materials to students' individual education plans (IEPs)
• Conduct formal and informal assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and marking
• Incorporate appropriate technology and media in lesson planning
• Participate in school life and cocurricular activities
• Model and promote our core values and high standards of behaviour in and out of the classroom
• Support students and families with open, on-going communication
• Actively participate in professional development sessions and faculty meetings
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
• Valid BC teaching certification
• Formal program in teaching French as a second language
• Experience applying the Common European Framework of Reference
• Adept at integrating technology in class lessons
• A passion for and working with adolescents
• Team player who enjoys creative collaboration, and will work with colleagues to integrate programs and projects across disciplines, as appropriate
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Self-starter and continuous learner who values and has demonstrated teaching innovation and professional growth
• Positivity, enthusiasm and a sense of fun
Assets
• Multilingual proficiency
• DELF assessor accreditation 
• Independent school experience 
 
TO APPLY
Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing “SS French Teacher” in the subject line, to WPGA Careers by March 2, 2018. As this position is listed for two separate contract terms (Spring 2018 and 2018/19 School Year), please specify which term(s) you are interested in applying for.