Math Department Head

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full-Time Education Training

Job Description

Math Department Head


Commencing end of August 2024

20% Department Head, 80% Teaching

Are you passionate about empowering young women to become fearless leaders? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where inquiry-based learning is at the forefront? If so, we want you to join our team at The Bishop Strachan School! For over 155 years, The Bishop Strachan School has been dedicated to helping talented girls discover their purpose, gain confidence, and develop a strong, independent voice. Our history is deeply rooted in our bold mission - to inspire girls to be fearless and educate them to be leaders. And today, we continue to uphold this mission with unwavering commitment.

We are currently seeking a highly collaborative and passionate teacher to lead our Math department. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to shape the educational experience of our students, fostering intellectual curiosity, agility, and compassion. Our curriculum embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies that align with our Signature of a BSS Girl

attributes and our Culture of Powerful Learning best teaching practices.

As a Department Head at The Bishop Strachan School, you'll serve as an instructional leader, mentor, and visionary within our Grade 7 to 12 departments. You'll work closely with the Middle & Senior School Leadership Team to implement strategic goals and initiatives, sharing responsibility for shaping the academic program and ensuring excellence in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Math department with passion and dedication.
  • Foster a collaborative environment that encourages interdisciplinary and real-world connections.
  • Mentor and coach educators to ensure excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Work with the Academic Program Team to implement strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment practices.
  • Prepare lesson plans, outlines and assessments using inquiry and problem-based learning that engages students, challenges them, and meetings the subject-specific outcomes and expectations.
  • Ability to differentiate lesson plans based on the needs of your students. 
  • Participate in co-curricular activities including coaching, clubs, trips and participating in the school community as a whole.  
  • Communicate effectively with parents about all aspects of the overall program and the individual learning of each student. 
  • Integrate diversity, equity, inclusiveness and belonging into the classroom learning environment.  
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel empowered to take risks. 
  • Engage in ongoing professional learning and reflection to continuously improve teaching practices and student outcomes.


  • Must have an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certificate.
  • Intermediate/Senior teaching qualifications.   
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching Math subjects at the Grade 7 to 12 level.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to mentor and coach educators.
  • A collaborative mindset and a commitment to fostering a culture of inquiry and innovation.
  • Expertise in curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation.

Join us at The Bishop Strachan School and be part of a community dedicated to empowering fearless leaders. Together, we'll continue to inspire girls to find purpose, feel confident, and speak with a strong, independent voice. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of our students and contribute to our legacy of excellence!

Why Work at BSS?

At BSS, we value and recognize the following core competencies in our employees; trust and integrity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, initiative, community focused and strong communication skills. Our employees are lifelong learners and apply these core competencies in all aspects of the school environment. 

Additionally, BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Extensive health and dental benefits package
  • BSS contributes to the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
  • Lunch provided everyday!
  • Use of on-site fitness center
  • Professional Learning opportunities
  • And a chance to be part of a great community!

BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should visit our website and click Apply Now.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1920 or by email at

All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.