1.0 FTE Continuing Middle/Secondary Science and Math
Commencing 30 January 2023

 Desert Sands Community School enrolls approximately 290 students in grades Kindergarten through 12, and approximately 49% of students declare Indigenous ancestry. The school’s Action Plan for Learning outlines the learning the staff is engaged in this year to continue to improve the learning experience for each student at Desert Sands Community School.

The successful applicant must have or be eligible for certification with the Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch, and possess:
• Knowledge of Ministry of Education’s redesigned curriculum and core competencies.
• Evidence of appropriate qualifications and experience in teaching at the middle/secondary school level.
• A proven ability with assessment as and for learning strategies.
• Successful experience integrating local Indigenous culture and traditions into curriculum, or
• Familiarity with and understanding of local Indigenous culture and commitment to integrate it into the curriculum.
• Commitment to an inclusive learning environment.
• Previous experience in K-12 literacy support.
• Experience co-planning and co-teaching with colleague(s).
• The ability to use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that can accommodate the learning needs of all learners.
• Successful experience integrating experiential and/or inquiry learning opportunities into the curriculum.
• Training and successful experience in teaching and supporting social and emotional learning.
• A proven ability to develop a positive learning environment in the classroom and evidence of strong organization and classroom management skills.
• A commitment to and successful experience working collaboratively in a team setting.
• A commitment to and demonstrated experience using and integrating technology into the curriculum.
• The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the greater community.
• Current, valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to drive as required.

FOR information regarding further specifics of the position:
Please contact the Principal, Susan Schalles, at

Please complete the Application for Employment – Teaching Staff, form available on the school district website, Evidence must be given of your ability to fulfill the requirements and qualifications of the position by providing a cover letter, an up-to-date resume giving references, employment and education history, transcripts and current TRB membership. Clearly indicate the posting number and title of the position to which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m., 13 January 2023

Director of Human Resources
School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), PO Box 250, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

The Gold Trail School District has received approval from the Human Rights Tribunal allowing preferential hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry. The District may give preference in hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry who possess the necessary qualifications over other applicants until such time as the percentage of staff of Indigenous ancestry in the School District is equal to the percentage of students of Indigenous ancestry in the School District.