Brooke Valley School is an alternative private school for grades 1 through 6. We are celebrating over 40 years as a parent-run cooperative. The school is located in a rural setting on 5 acres of land blessed with open fields, hills, mixed forests and a pond for science studies and ice skating. We stay connected to our natural world through outdoor play and field study. We use the provincial curriculum as a guide for core subjects, and enhance learning with an arts and experiential learning focus. We encourage the expression and social-emotional development of each unique child through theater, music, creative writing, and outdoor learning. We are also a registered charitable foundation.
Commitment: September- June: Full Time (24 hours/week teaching time), with option to renew yearly. Availability to begin planning and meeting with parents August 2022
Compensation: ~$30-45 000/year.
Responsibilities: Our second teacher is responsible for planning and facilitating learning experiences for 18-23 students of various grade levels from 1-6 in cooperation with our head teacher. The school currently runs 3 days for grades 1-3 and 4 days for grades 4-6. Teachers share with the parent team the duties of ensuring the school is clean, organized and safe. Teachers are responsible for communicating with parents and volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the school.
Brooke Valley School is a reflection of the shared values held by a community of parents, children and teachers. Parents choose to send their children to Brooke Valley School out of concern for the quality of education and the quality of school life. Self-reliance, self-respect, shared responsibility and co-operation are some of the values incorporated in the learning environment of Brooke Valley School. We are looking for a teacher with a wholistic approach including arts, outdoor learning, science, language, math and a focus on social-emotional development.
Available to work overtime and flexible hours in a busy environment
Share planning and prep. responsibilities with our Head Teacher and Volunteers
Occasional evening and weekend work to attend meetings and school events.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a vehicle
Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certifications (Red Cross or St. John’s Ambulance) and a clear criminal records check are required for this position
Ability to manage multiple ages of students
Conflict resolution skills
Ability to accept feedback/constructive criticism
Excellent communication, organizational, planning, management and strong leadership skills
Understanding of the Ontario Curriculum
Adaptability, Thoroughness & Dependability
Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education, or significant elementary level teaching experience
Experience in project based learning and experiential education
Experience teaching Outdoor Education an asset.
Please send a 1) cover letter, 2) your CV/resume, 3) a teaching dossier/statement of teaching philosophy and 4) contact information for 2 references in one pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 15th, 2022. Please make sure the pdf filename includes your name. The subject line of the e-mail should read: “BVS teacher application”. Cover letters can be addressed to Brooke Valley School Parents.
Any questions about the position can be addressed to the same e-mail.
POSITION: BROOKE VALLEY SCHOOL, PART TIME, ASSISTANT TEACHER
The assistant teacher is passionate about assisting and guiding students on a collaborative educational adventure that nurtures each individual intellectually and socially in a three-day school work week. The assistant teacher supports the lead teacher in implementing a curriculum that meets students at their individual levels of development in a multi-grade environment. The position is part time, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. and will be between 12-21 hours/week.
• Assist in teaching students of various ages and abilities within one classroom.
• Assist in teaching French, Visual Arts and/or Physical Education
• Think critically and strategically to respond to individual student’s learning needs.
• Cultivate the passion for learning that burns in every child.
• Assist in assessing student progress without the use of grades and tests.
• Support a positive, structured learning environment.
• Foster an experiential, holistic and child-centered approach to teaching that encourages problem solving
and critical thinking in students.
• Work with community volunteers in daily classroom activities to help students with specific subjects.
• Assist in implementing a curriculum that supports a holistic learning experience that prepares students
for life – and the eventual transfer to the public junior high/ high-school.
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
• Teach and model healthy communication and facilitate positive conflict resolution between students.
• Create a safe space for individuality and expression.
• Exhibit resilience and an aptitude for turning challenges into opportunities.
• Constructively work with lead teacher in a collaborative mentorship type environment.
• Personal drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
• Experience teaching multiple grade levels an asset.
• Comfortable working in a parent-run school that is integrated within a larger community.
• Capable of accepting direction and working co-operatively to implement the school’s curriculum.
• Enthusiasm for academic subjects for grades 1 through 8.
• Minimum of two years teaching experience or experience working with children.
• Open to, or experience with, alternative methods of assessment.
• Passion for: nature education, visual arts, drama/performing arts, music, or other, is an asset.
• Demonstrate an understanding of how to give children the appropriate degree of challenge in order to
optimize their engagement and development.
• Experience in working with students with special needs.
• Advanced French necessary, bilingualism is an asset.
• A Bachelors or Master’s degree is preferred.
• Computer skills are an asset.
Please send your resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Rosie Kerr email@example.com no later than July 15th. Please combine the two documents into one PDF, and please include your last name in the name of the file.
This summer our wonderful community will be coming together to celebrate forty years of educating children in our little schoolhouse. Join us Saturday, August 12 for a day of games, food, stories and music.
3:00 pm - Soccer games, arts and crafts and science experiments.
5:30 pm - Potluck picnic. Bring something yummy!
7:00 p m - A wonderful evening of stories, music and dancing with MCs Tim Wynne-Jones and Amanda Lewis
At any time during the day, pop upstairs in the school to check out videos from school performances and events over the years plus a photo timeline of forty years of learning.