Temp FT (1.0) Primary/Intermediate Teacher (mat loa eff. Sept 1, 2021 until return of incumbent not beyond June 30, 2022)
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Job Code: 2984068 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #60 (Peace River North) Posted on: Feb 12, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2021
End Date:  until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2022
Salary:  as per collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements


Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Primary/Intermediate Teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2021 until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2022.  The assignment will be at Margaret Ma Murray Community School.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
  • Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
  • Committed to a co-planning model within a learning "pod" of three to four divisions
  • Willingness to share space and resources in a learning "pod" of three to fur divisions within a flexible learning space environment
  • Experience in and commitment to offering a personalized learning education program as outlined in the school information listed below
  • Certification and experience at the primary/intermediate level
  • Experience teaching in a multi-aged classroom
  • Computer related skills and the ability to incorporate iBooks into regular classroom instruction
  • Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques
  • Strong classroom management skills which maintain student dignity
  • Cognizant of the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum
  • Strong communication skills with students, parents and staff
  • Training in teaching ELL students
  • Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social, emotional and learning difficulties
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction and planning
  • Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, Balanced Literacy, and blended/structured writing process
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Experience/training/knowledge of Positive Behavior Support (PBS)


The Distinct Nature of Teaching and Learning at Margaret Ma Murray Community School

Margaret Ma Murray Community School was designed and built to facilitate a distinct learning environment.  This process involved visitations to schools around the country, community consultation meetings and several design meetings with a cross-section of staff from around the district.  These conversations on learning and learning spaces helped shape the architecture of the school.

Teaching/Learning Approach

Design Features


  • Co-creative approach to planning and teaching
  • Co-planning of lessons/units that incorporate the shared use of each of the spaces in the learning pod and around the school
  • Teacher Inquiry-based approach
  • Incorporates assessment for learning principles and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Staff collaboration rooms in each learning pods
  • A diverse grouping of learning spaces in each learning pod with overhead doors that open to a common learning area
  •  A variety of multi-use spaces around the school
  •  Flexible spaces


Voice and Choice in learning

  • Project-based/hands-on learning connected to the community
  •  Creating expert learners (UDL)
  • Leveraging technology for learning
  • Integration of indigenous learning principal
  • skills/competency based learning

Creativity and Critical Thinking

  • Importance of arts integration
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Intergenerational learning


  • Multiple access and challenge points within the classroom setting
  • Connected to the community
  • Davinci studios in each learning pod with additional sinks and power outlets
  • Learning Lab design in main area of school with access to technology
  • Large multi-use music room and general use space in main area of school
  • Enhanced school gymnasium - with community use
  • Small and large presentation areas around the school with flexible spaces
  • Attached daycare


Interested applicants are required to supply

  • Three (3) references
  • Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate) 



  • $2000 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4000 for teachers from other areas
  • $2,622 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
  • Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $50,623 - $95,897
  • Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE


For more information, please contact:

Kathy Scheck, Principal, Margaret Ma Murray 250.794.8418 or kscheck@prn.bc.ca


Please note: 
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position



About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 22 schools, with a 23rd  forward-looking and innovative school currently under construction. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.


Why School District 60

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
  • Curriculum and teacher supports
  • French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
  • Advanced technology facilities and resources
  • Progressive and growing district
  • Innovative educational practices




School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4




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