MS Associate Teacher

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jul 13, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

Middle School Associate Teacher

 Full-Time - 1 Year Contract

2022-23 Academic Year


The Bishop Strachan School is looking for an enthusiastic Associate Teacher for our Middle School STEM Math and Science department. Find out more about our STEM program here.

Have you just graduated from teachers college and you are now looking for an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in a school culture? Or are you looking for an opportunity to brush up on your Math and Science STEM experience? Then this is the opportunity for you!

The Middle School Associate Teacher works alongside our fantastic faculty who strive to help girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits. Our Faculty are passionate about their subject area and actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections through their practice. They are innovative not only in the use of technology but in the ways that they engage students in learning.


Summary of Position

This position has the opportunity to work alongside faculty in the classroom and to be an additional resource to all students as they complete the Ontario Grades 7 and 8 Science and Math curriculum, including Reach Ahead Math. While responsibility includes both science and math, greater focus will be placed on math. 


Specific Accountabilities

  • Provides input into the classroom teachers’ daily lesson plans, materials, and assessment as well as grading and reporting
  • Contributes to the development and execution of project-based STEM activities
  • Takes charge and facilitates lessons with various break out groups as the classroom teachers differentiate their instruction
  • Assumes collaborative responsibility for students meeting or exceeding curriculum expectations
  • Supports students and develops extension materials for students significantly exceeding curriculum expectations
  • Provides extra help to students before and after school, four times per week
  • Middle School staff advisor to the Math Olympics team (club) which meets once a week and travels on occasion to outside competitions
  • Responsible for external math competitions (Caribou, Gauss, AMC8) administration, collection, analysis and presentation of data
  • Participates in the Advisory program
  • Participates on both the Grade 7 and Grade 8 overnight outdoor education trips
  • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all processes
  • Commits to the Faculty Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Participates in professional learning and growth 


Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Knowledgeable in all areas of Mathematics and Science and related Ontario curriculum, including Growing Success
  • Ability to spark interest and passion within students for STEM learning 
  • Experience working with digital and analog tools in a design technology context
  • Passion for, and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Confident and able to command the respect of any break out groups they are asked to work with, independently delivering content, adjusting materials on the spot as needed and able to self-sufficiently problem-solve
  • Eager to collaborate and work in a team environment including participating on many cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Proven ability to contribute to planning discussions to the point of challenging the core teachers’ ideas
  • Proven communication and presentation skills (both spoken and written) 
  • Strong technology skills – for learning and development of documentation
  • A growth mindset and commitment to  continuous improvement and learning
  • Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and a readiness to accept and respect others
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment



Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core and Competencies at BSS:

  • Respect and care                      
  • Trust and integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Community focused
  • Communication


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 forward a cover letter and resume to indicating MS Associate Teacher in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at

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 Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 4207 or by email at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

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