Senior School French Teacher (Spring 2018)

West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver BC
January 22, 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. 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:   Senior School French Teacher (Spring 2018)
REPORTS TO:   Head of Senior School
START DATE:   May 2018
CONTRACT:  Full-time (1.0), 2 month contract (May/June 2018)
 
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.