Middle School Teacher (100%)
Homeroom, Language Arts, Geography & History
1 Year Contract
September 2019-August 2020
Department: Middle School
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Education: Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Certification
Experience: 3 + years’ experience teaching at Junior/Intermediate grade level
Experience with Mac & Google environment
Experience in an Independent School
Working Conditions: School/Office Environment
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has an opening for a Middle School Teacher (Homeroom, Language Arts, Geography & History). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Head of Middle School and teaching team to create and facilitate student-centered programming that balances direct instruction and innovative practices including Project Based Learning.
The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates and engages others with ease and confidence. This individual creates a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper and is comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. The successful candidate is a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience
We are seeking a dynamic, exemplary educator with the following key qualities and a willingness to continue to develop and grow as a professional:
- strong planning skills and proven ability to create engaging, differentiated programming to challenge students with a variety of learning styles, interests, and strengths
- highly professional collaboration and communication skills to be applied with all stakeholders including students, parents, teachers and other staff, and administration
- leadership skills – desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment
The Middle School at SMLS provides a challenging and engaging program that is inspired by the Ontario curriculum. We intentionally seek and explore big ideas and connections between subject areas, within subjects, and to the real world. We provide a nurturing environment, allowing us to focus on the social, emotional, and academic well-being of our girls. Our inquiry and project-based programming aims to engage the interests and foster the natural curiosity of our students, and develop skills for lifelong learning. We guide our students to ask and explore answers to questions that are relevant to their 21st century world. We encourage our girls to be informed and active citizens of their local and global communities.
Experience, Education, and Qualifications
- Post Secondary Education; Bachelor of Education
- Ontario Teacher Certification
- 3+ years of classroom experience teaching in the Junior/Intermediate division (Grades 6-8) with a focus on homeroom, language arts, history, and geography
- Advanced Qualifications preferred
- Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
- A comfort with Mac Applications and SMART board Technology
Respect: We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.
Integrity: Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.
Innovation: We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.
Commitment: We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.
Courage: We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring. We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action.
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan and provides a competitive salary for staff members.
If you are interested in joining the SMLS team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at: http://smls.simplication.com.
We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please contact People & Culture with any questions.