Home to the Liard First Nation people, Johnson Elementary School is one of 8 Yukon schools who have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Kaska is the traditional language of the Liard First Nation people.

Johnson Elementary School is a K – 7 school with approximately 130 students. We are actively seeking committed and qualified educators who are dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals’ value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration, Liard First Nation Education team and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Watson Lake.


Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume, how you meet the following qualifications and experience:

Bachelor of Education or equivalent with postsecondary course work in Language Arts;

Recent practicum or teaching experience with emergent literacy curriculum delivery including individual assessment of literacy development through running records;

Recent practicum or teaching experience in an intermediate classroom with a focus on literacy instruction;

Experience with inclusive instruction in diverse school settings;

Experience working in an Indigenous setting and in teaching Indigenous students;

Experience teaching in a multi-grade class would be an asset.


Strong classroom management, planning, and organizational skills in an Elementary School setting;

Willingness to learn and incorporate the Kaska language into daily classroom activities and curriculum;

Ability to effectively use assessment for learning, differentiated instruction, and curricular based reporting;

Ability to work collaboratively with Liard First Nation government, Community Education Liaison Coordinator (CELC), Education Support Workers (ESW), community Elders and families;

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills working with parents, staff members, consultants, and related agencies;

Keen interest and ability to contribute to overall school goals;

As a culturally diverse territory, commitment by all Yukon educational professionals to establish authentic relationships, and the incorporation of local First Nation knowledge and traditional teachings, reconciliation and implementation of First Nation history, contemporary education issues, our culture and world view into curriculum and the school is necessary.


To be a Teacher in Yukon, you must hold a Teacher Certification in another Canadian province/territory first;

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Relocation may be available.

In Watson Lake there may be affordable, though modest rental accommodation (sometimes shared) provided by Yukon Housing Corporation. Private accommodation is limited. If not available, candidates will need to find their own private accommodation, with assistance where possible from the Board. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit: www.travelyukon.com

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Yukon Education
Posting Date:
8/25/2022 8:00:00 PM
Watson Lake, Yukon