DP Science/Biology Teacher

Job No: MRS55
Location: Maple Ridge

Summary:

Meadowridge School seeks a skilled, passionate, and inspiring grade 10-12 Science/Biology teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants for this position must be capable of planning, creating, and implementing learning experiences that are engaging and impactful for all students enrolled in Science/Biology. Applicants must also be committed to working in collaboration with other faculty members to help further develop a world class Science program at the school, including both curricular and extracurricular activities. Remuneration for this position is superior, and the working environment is known to be fun, friendly, and supportive.

 

Background Information:

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational, secular day school offering an IB education to over 670 students ages 4 to 17 (JK to 12). The school campus is located on a 27-acre, forested parcel of land on the outskirts of Maple Ridge, BC. Our campus and facilities have been carefully designed to align with our connection and appreciation of the natural world. Our physical spaces reflect the importance of movement, play and interaction with the outdoors. Exterior doors from classrooms provide quick access to natural spaces, including a community garden, green houses, a forest with a trail network, and a newly developed campground area. Our play spaces are vast and take into consideration the developmental needs of children.

Meadowridge is also an accredited, IB continuum world school with a well-established Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Our teaching faculty are highly trained IB educators, with a growing number of IB Workshop Academy leaders on staff. The IB Learner Profile provides the foundation for character development at our school, while the IB Approaches to Teaching allow for continued pedagogical growth and reflection of our teachers.

In addition to being an IB world school, we are also accredited by the Canadian Accreditation of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the British Columbia Ministry of Education. These organizations compliment the global perspective that is inherent in the IB program, while also helping to ensure we maintain a current and relevant world-class educational experience.

Duties:

  •  plan and deliver the core program requirements for their respective grade
  • collaboratively plan and deliver International Baccalaureate (IB) Units that incorporate the BC curriculum or follow the DP curriculum
  • monitor and support student’s academic, co-curricular, and personal growth
  • nurture each child to discover their own talents, sense of purpose, and sense of self and inner strength
  • make an active contribution to our extensive co-curricular programs, and participate fully in the culture of our independent school community

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in Biology
  • A valid BC teaching certificate (or eligibility to obtain)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) training and IB experience is an asset, but not required
  • Experience teaching in an independent school environment is an asset, but not required
  • Must be highly collegial and a collaborative team player willing to work on parallel programming with grade partner
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish connections with students, parents and colleagues
  • A strong aptitude in differentiated learning styles and a passion for educating the whole student
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrating technology purposefully to transform learning
  • Strong knowledge of inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches
  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education
  • Highly reflective and committed to continuous professional growth and improvement

 

We are an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work!  Meadowridge School offers a comprehensive total compensation package and the opportunity to work with an exceptional community of professionals.  Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter indicating personal strengths and accomplishments, and teaching certificate issued by the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  

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About Meadowridge

Meadowridge is an independent, private, coeducational, secular, International Baccalaureate (IB) school teaching students from Junior Kindergarten (pre-k) to Grade 12, located in British Columbia near Vancouver.