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Position: Full Time Elementary Teacher
Organization: Brooke Valley School
Location: Perth, Ontario

Brooke Valley School is an alternative private school for grades 1 through 8. We are celebrating over 40 years as a parent run cooperative. The school is located in a rural setting on 5 acres of land blessed with open fields, hills, mixed forests and a pond for science studies and ice skating.

We stay connected to our natural world through outdoor play and field study. We generally follow provincial curriculum guidelines, enhancing them with an arts and outdoor learning focus. We encourage the expression and social-emotional development of each unique child through theater, music, creative writing, and outdoor learning. We are also a registered charitable foundation.

Commitment: September- June: Full Time (24 hours/week teaching time).
Start date: May 17th, 2021. (Start date can be flexible to accommodate candidate's availability).
Compensation: ~$45 000/year.


Our classroom teacher is responsible for planning and facilitating learning experiences for 10 (alone) to 22 (with an assistant) students of various grade levels from 1-8. The school currently runs 3 days for grades 1-3 and 4 days for grades 4 and up. Teachers share with the parent team the duties of ensuring the school is clean, organized and safe. The full-time teacher holds a leadership role in the school and is responsible for communicating with assistant teachers, parents and volunteers to ensure smooth operations.

Core Values:

Brooke Valley School is a reflection of the shared values held by a community of parents, children and teachers. Parents choose to send their children to Brooke Valley School out of concern for the quality of education and the quality of school life. Self-reliance, self-respect, shared responsibility and co-operation are some of the values incorporated in the learning environment of Brooke Valley School. We are looking for a teacher with a wholistic approach including arts, outdoor learning, science, language, math and focus on social-emotional development.

Operational Requirements:

  • Available to work overtime and flexible hours in a busy environment
  • Supervise Assistant Teachers and Volunteers
  • Occasional evening and weekend work to attend meetings and school events.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a vehicle
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certifications (Red Cross or St. John’s Ambulance) and a clear criminal records check are required for this position


  • Ability to manage multiple ages of students
  • Comfort in adapting to outdoor learning
  • Empathy
  • Listening Skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to accept feedback/constructive criticism
  • Excellent organizational, planning, management and strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Curriculum
  • Adaptability, thoroughness & dependability


  • Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education, or significant elementary level teaching experience
  • Experience teaching Outdoor Education
  • Experience in Project based learning and experiential education is an asset.

Application Instructions:

Please send a 1) cover letter, 2) your CV/resume, 3) a teaching dossier/statement of teaching philosophy and 4) contact information for 2 references in one pdf file to . Please make sure the pdf filename includes your name. The subject line of the email should read: “BVS teacher application”. Cover letters can be addressed to Brooke Valley School Parents.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Any questions about the position can be addressed to the same e-mail.

This position will be open until filled. There is an opportunity to start part-time before the end of the 2020-21 school year and transition to full-time for September 2021.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 26 2021    ID: 59250