Temp FT (1.0) Primary Teacher (med loa until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2024)

Job Code: 3676886

Job Details

Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Primary Teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective immediately until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2024. The assignment will be at Margaret Ma Murray Community School.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
  • 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
  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the elementary years level
  • Experience with universal design and differentiation to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, collaboration and organization skills
  • Experience/training/knowledge of Social Emotional Learning. Demonstrated ability to create a positive classroom community contributing to a safe, caring, and healthy school where every student feels a sense of belonging
  • Strong belief in the philosophy of inclusion and the potential of all students to learn
  • Understanding of the BC Curriculum and ability to plan both short-term and long-term in consideration of class composition
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the foundation of enhancing student learning
  • Demonstrated use of classroom management practices that are pro-active and maintain student dignity
  • Demonstrated use of assessment practices that promote student learning and maintain student dignity

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
  • $2,947 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
  • Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $63,492 - $108,576
  • 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 23 schools within School District 60. 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



Posted On
March 27, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Fort St John
Margaret "Ma" Murray Community School
as per collective agreement
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
End Date
until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2024