Science Specialist Teacher (Grades 4-8)


Kitchener, ON
Posted 2 weeks ago

Science Specialist Teacher (Grades 4-8)

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 18

months through Grade 8. Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program

where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion to learn.

We are hiring a Science Specialist Teacher (Grades 4-8). The successful candidate will be an

an experienced, passionate STEM educator dedicated to Montessori anchored, culturally responsive

teaching. This individual will be experienced at integrating theoretical frameworks into daily practice

and is committed to great outcomes for all learners by crafting constructivist, inquiry- based classroom


Position Overview

The Science Specialist Teacher will be responsible for:

  • Picking up and continuing development on a recently founded Grade 4-8 STEM program using

NGSS, Stanford University Integrated NGSS and Ontario standards.

  • Continuing to cultivate connections with local universities and partner with ecology doctoral

candidates to involve students in ongoing, current scientific research.

  • Supervising “reach ahead” math program using online resources to give advanced Grade 8

students Grade 9 math content and online Ministry of Education course credit.

  • Partnering with parents in STEM professions to give feedback at an annual school wide

science fair
• Partnering with international schools within the Round Square organization to work on ongoing

climate crisis related research projects.

  • Delivering his/her teaching practice in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Curriculum

guidelines of SMS and fulfil all the expectations of a teaching position at SMS

  • Participating in an aspect of the Co-Curricular program by being involved in and leading

academic, outdoor education, and other learning trips

  • Developing an appropriate level of technological expertise enabling them to function in an eschool


  • Providing supervisory duties in the broader school community may include supervising field

trips, lunch coverage, and recess supervision

  • Participating in occasional Evenings and Weekend work required that involves attendance at

Parent/Teacher conferences, Parent Education, and Weekend Open Houses

Position Requirements:

  • Teacher education training
  • Professional qualifications and subject appropriate background
  • Appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their

teaching discipline

  • Ability to deliver Stanford Science Programme (provided)
  • Ability to teach Math (online Grade 9 – Ministry of Ontario Credit)
  • OCT certification is an asset
  • Montessori training and experience is an asset
  • Standard First Aid training

SMS Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Contributing to and Valuing a Diverse School


  • Collaborative Team Player
  • Communication
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Learning Agility
  • Open
  • Passion
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Service Orientation

Teacher Specific:

  • Professional Knowledge
  • Commitment to Student Learning & Success
  • Breadth of Contribution

For more information about the school please visit: or submit your resume via

email to no later than July 15, 2020. As a condition of employment, a Criminal

Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

SMS is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications

from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the human rights code

throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us of your accessibility

needs and we will ensure they are accommodated throughout this process. Information received

relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be


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