Job Posting Detail

CIS Ontario Member School: St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

Learning Strategies Teacher - Junior School

Position Start Date: August 28, 2023 for the 2023-2024 School Year

Full-time position - 100% FTE

Reports to:               Director, Learning Strategies

Education:               Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Certification


  • 3-5+ years’ experience supporting students with learning plans
  • Special Education Additional Qualifications and experience
  • Classroom Teaching Experience (a definite asset)
  • ESL - Additional Qualification (asset)
  • Experience in a non-profit setting (asset)
  • Experience in an Independent School (asset)

Working Conditions: School/Office Environment, Mac, Google                                  

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 early learners to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.

Role Overview

SMLS has reshaped the opening for a Learning Strategies Teacher to help support our Junior School students and work collaboratively with the Director, Learning Strategies in the Student Success Centre. 

This individual will be responsible for supporting both the academic and social/emotional needs of students and encouraging students to become self-advocates for their learning. The Learning Strategies Teacher will also work with classroom teachers with specific strategies to support equitable access to curriculum and to support skill building, with particular focus on literacy and numeracy.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence with all stakeholders (i.e. other teachers, students, parents, etc). The candidate will be a part of an inclusive learning community that allows learners to thrive. The candidate will be comfortable engaging in innovative programming. The candidate will be a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. 

The candidate brings a confident and assertive leadership style. They are an educator who never stops learning and continually seeks best practices in girls’ education and in working with neurodiverse learners to enrich their teaching.  

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:

  • Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials that accommodate the neurodiversity of learners in the Junior School 

  • Knowledge of innovative academic support with a specific focus on literacy and numeracy skill development for JK to Grade 5

  • Participate in integrated team meetings (e.g. Student Success, Wellbeing, Circle of Care) to ensure students are fully supported

  • Desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment 

  • Provide administrative support and assist with other duties as required 


SMLS Values
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. 

If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at

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. Respect for the dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace is fundamental at SMLS. Our school recognizes the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive, cohesive, and compassionate culture modeled by faculty, staff, students and parents.

  • Day School
  • Full-Time
  • Oakville
  • St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
  • Teacher