Middle School Teacher
Homeroom, Math & Science
Temporary Contract starting September 2022
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 levels
Experience in an Independent School
Experience in a Not-for-Profit setting
Computer Skills: Mac, Google, Microsoft Office
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 full-time contract as a Middle School Teacher (Homeroom, Mathematics, and Science). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Head of Middle School, Assistant Head of Middle School, and Middle School teaching team to create and facilitate a program that balances traditional and innovative teaching practices, including the creation and facilitation of Project Based Learning experiences for our students. The ideal candidate will have qualifications and experience facilitating an enriched Ontario Ministry of Education Mathematics and Science program for students in Junior/Intermediate Grades.
The Middle School at SMLS strives to provide a challenging and engaging program that is inspired by the Ontario curriculum. We intentionally seek and explore 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-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.
The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence. You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are 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 School Leadership Team
Leadership skills – desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment
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 Teachers Pension Plan and provides a competitive salary for faculty members.
If you are interested in joining SMLS and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at 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 at SMLS with any questions.
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