Oak Hill is accepting applications for Primary Teachers (Grades 1-3) for the 2022-2023 school year. Using our curriculum, the teacher will plan and teach all lessons in English language (phonics and reading, spelling, cursive penmanship), Latin, mathematics, Bible, history, science, art, nature study, poetry, and gym. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the language arts and elementary mathematics. They will love excellent literature and select books and poems that instruct, move, and delight. This person will have a deep appreciation of nature and the arts – an enthusiasm for studying the created world and our cultural heritage of art, music, and theatre. This teacher will create a welcoming, kind, and calm classroom and be diligent in encouraging students to grow in wisdom and virtue through regular prayer and Bible reading, habit-training, loving correction, and maintaining high expectations for respect, behaviour, and academic work. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position. We are open to considering half-time candidates (either mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday).
How to Apply/Who to Contact
1. Learn about classical education. Before you begin, candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with classical Christian education. Although a background in classical education is not required, our teachers are expected to teach classically. 2. Apply. Submit the following application documents via email (PDF format only please) to principal [at] oakhillhamilton.ca OR in hardcopy to 557 Garner Road West, Ancaster L9G 3K9. a. Cover letter (1 page). In no more than one page, introduce yourself, note what subjects and grades you want to teach, and why you want to teach at a classical Christian school. b. Personal testimony of faith (1 page). c. Philosophy of education (1 page). d. Resume. e. Letters of reference (1 pastoral, 2 professional). f. List of your favourite and recently read books. 3. Initial phone call. All applications will be reviewed and screened, and those that appear to align most closely with our school needs will be contacted for an initial phone call with the principal. 4. Interview. Applicants with a successful initial phone call will be invited to meet the principal and school leadership team for an interview. 5. VSS and reference checks. If not already completed, the applicant’s references will be contacted by phone and applicants will be required to submit a recent Vulnerable Sector Scan report (i.e. a “police check”) in original. Applicants who have a successful interview and satisfactory references and VSS report will proceed to a teaching observation. 6. Teaching observation. Applicants successful to this point will be required to teach lessons of the school’s choosing for up to two hours. We will provide context, lesson details, and necessary materials. Applicants will submit in advance their lesson plans or notes to the Principal for review. 7. Decision of Oak Hill Academy. The school’s Board of Directors will review the candidate’s application and decide whether to make an offer of employment. All candidates who have made it this far will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision. If the Board would like to move forward, we will meet with the individual to discuss the terms of employment and next steps. If you have additional questions, please contact the office. Oak Hill Academy thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.