REPORTS TO: Head of Senior School

CONTRACT DATES: February 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 (Potential for Extension into 2022/2023)

FTE: Full-time (1.0)


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.


Our Senior School teachers are valued faculty members who, with the support of our senior school leadership and teaching teams, plan and deliver adaptive, future-focused curricula to students in grades 8-12. We are currently seeking candidates with the qualifications to teach English, including English 8 and a Critical Thinking/Debate elective. Experience teaching grades 8-10 social studies is an asset.


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, ongoing communication

Actively participate in professional development sessions and faculty meetings


Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education

Valid BC teaching certification

Must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application

Additional qualifications and experience in the above listed teachable subjects an asset

Adept at integrating technology in class lessons

A passion for and experience working with adolescents

Independent school experience is an asset

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


Please email a cover letter and résumé to WPGA Careers citing “SS English Mat Leave ” in the subject line. Your cover letter and résumé MUST be in one file and the file name MUST be Lastname Firstname. Word or PDF are the preferred formats. We will be reviewing applications as they are received with immediate progression towards our interview process. This posting will remain open until November 15, 2021 or until it’s filled, if this date is sooner. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
West Point Grey Academy
Posting Date:
10/5/2021 10:34:19 AM
Vancouver, British Columbia