The BC School for the Deaf provides a broad range of educational opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing students from K–12. This inclusive educational environment offers deaf and hard of hearing students the experience to learn with their hearing peers or in a signing environment while enjoying the traditional values of language, culture and Deaf heritage.
As a province-wide program, it will be your responsibility to build and nurture relationships of trust with all our stakeholders enhanced by your successful experience working with the deaf and hard of hearing community. Your deep understanding of the unique needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community and collaborative communication style will be crucial in this role.
Leading a collaborative team, you will support and strengthen our passion for developing the full learning potential and positive self-identity of each of our students. Leveraging the full spectrum of research-based learning strategies – personalized learning, technology in education and language development, you will provide exemplary instructional leadership and the ability to model evidence-based practices in teaching. Leading teams at both BCSD Burnaby South Secondary and BCSD South Slope Elementary, you will be supported by a Vice-Principal who will work alongside Principals of mainstream schools.
You hold a Master’s of Education in Deaf Education, are ASL fluent, and have training in educational leadership, supervision of instruction or program and curriculum development. Additionally, you are eligible for membership in the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.
Preferably, you are also eligible for CAEDHH (Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) certification and bring a broad spectrum of deaf education experience, demonstrated leadership ability, administrative experience and the ability to work effectively with a leadership team. You are research-focused and a strong curriculum leader with a background in language development and special education, including working with students who display challenging behaviors.