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St. John's Academy Shawnigan Lake

English Teacher

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IB Middle (MYP) and High School (DP) English Teacher & Head of Department


We are delighted to be looking for an enthusiastic and passionate educator to join our small team of hard working and caring teachers who are united in their commitment to make the world a better place. Located in southern Vancouver Island, our 29-acre boarding school campus is surrounded by fresh air and natural beauty. St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake, situated on a pristine location between the shores of Shawnigan Lake and the base of Mt. Baldy, provides an innovative approach to learning for both day and boarding students.

Our school is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) and has embraced the IB’s teaching philosophy and mission. Our school offers Grades 4-12 and has approximately 190 students with a faculty-student ratio of approximately 1:8. Flexibility and a willingness to embrace change, a strong desire to collaborate, and a commitment to personal and professional growth are key dispositions of teachers who thrive at our school.

NEW TEACHING POSITION: IB Middle (MYP) and High School (DP) English Teacher & Head of Department


Reports to: Director of Academics

Remuneration: Competitive salary, benefits package that includes optional retirement contributions, and plenty of opportunities for professional growth.

Job Summary: The ideal candidate will match many of the requirements below. Specifically, they will be a highly motivated teacher who is prepared to go above and beyond in serving our fantastic students. The successful applicant will be a creative self-starter who thrives in having substantial amount of professional autonomy, as they will be helping us develop our curricula over the coming years and they will play an instrumental role in shaping our growing school’s future.

B.Ed. required. Subject-related degree is preferred.

Possess a BC teachers’ license and be in “good standing” or be able to obtain a BC teachers’ license

Legal ability to work in Canada without sponsorship

What we are looking for:
A caring and passionate teacher who can inspire and engage students while providing rigorous instruction

Experience teaching middle school and high school students (Grades 6-12)

Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively and to integrate technology meaningfully into teaching and learning

Teaching that uses various modalities and is responsive to student needs

Demonstrated commitment to innovating and changing teaching practices in response to best-practices, students’ needs, and educational research

Experience supporting English Language Learners within a mainstream classroom

Commitment to developing 21st-century (ATL) skills amongst students within a subject area

Understanding effective assessment practices and designing learning experiences that supports learning and skill mastery within the subject

Exceptional class management skills/strategies that maintains an effective learning environment, provides students with dignity, and builds student self-esteem

Willingness to implement school initiatives and engage in school improvement

Providing support to colleagues with their professional growth

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, that reveal high levels of emotional intelligence and emotional agility.

Understanding and knowledge of IB programmes (experience teaching in the DP and/or MYP)

Recent IB MYP or DP Language and Literature training

Familiarity with BC’s curriculum

Training in teaching ELL instruction

Ability to teach multiple subjects

Experience living overseas or working in an internationally-minded workplace

Experience collaboratively planning lesson plans, units of instruction, and interdisciplinary assessments

Knowledge and experience with delivering experiential learning, including service and inquiry-based learning

Coaching experience (Sports, Outdoor Education, Debate, Model United Nations, Etc.)

First aid training

Applicants are to provide:
One page maximum cover letter

CV / resume

Three (3) references

Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate or BC Teacher application status, and post-secondary diplomas)

At St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is something we take pride in.

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