Upper Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6)


Kitchener, ON
Posted 2 weeks ago

Upper Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6)

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 an Upper Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6). The successful candidate will be a team

player who is comfortable delivering inquiry-based social sciences curriculum to Grade 4, 5 and 6.

Your strength will be working collaboratively with a team of teachers to make cohesive curricular

and operational decisions that respond to individual student needs. You have the ability to offer oneon-

one help with math and language subjects during independent work time.

Position Overview

The Upper Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6) will be responsible for:

  • Working with small groups to deliver inquiry-based curriculum and offers feedback aimed at

student growth. Offers one-on-one instruction with math and language

  • Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing children while they learn in the classroom environment• Acting as an advisor and daily point of contact to students and parents
    • Working collaboratively with a team of teachers to make cohesive curricular and operational decisions that respond to individual student needs
    • Creating and maintaining a safe, clean, stimulating classroom where all children feel safe and valued
    • Establishing rapport and building relationships with students based on trust
    • Monitoring and assessing student progress and write reports
    • Attending staff meetings, open houses, school events, Professional Development activities, as well as help plan parent education programs
    • 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 environment
    • 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, and/or teaching experience
  • Professional qualifications and subject appropriate background
  • Appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their

teaching discipline

  • Technical aptitude
  • 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: www.smsschool.ca or submit your resume via

email to jobs@smsschool.ca 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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