Teaching Vice-Principal / Educational Director K-8

Immediate Start

The Bridge Educational Society, which operates the Okanagan Waldorf School (OWS), K-8, as well as the Early Years Centre (EYC), licensed birth-school age care, is currently seeking an inspired educational leader to step into the role of Teaching Vice – Principal/Educational Director. OWS is a Group 1 BC Independent School, an AWSNA associate membership school, and WECAN developing member nestled against the forest in the Whitevale community just outside of Vernon BC. We have a dedicated faculty, experienced Board of Trustees, motivated administrative team, and a committed parent body. We seek a motivated and experienced educational lead to join our leadership team and support our work in collaboration with faculty, board, and parents as we move toward the evolving vision of the future of our programs. The successful candidate will play a vital role in B.C. Ministry of Education compliance and faculty support and development. We are located within the Rural Northern Immigration Program’s (RNIP) approved geographical area. To find out more about the RNIP, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/rural-northern-immigration-pilot/pr-eligibility.html


  • Must hold a BC Independent School Teaching Certification (ISTC) or equivalent issued by the BC TCB
  • Leadership experience in a school (as a teacher or administrator)
  • Advanced training or degrees in the realms of Waldorf education, administration, and/or educational leadership are preferred



  • Evidence of a strong understanding of Waldorf pedagogical practices Strong understanding of and experience with current assessment
  • Excellent listening and communication skills (spoken & written)
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also able to work autonomously, consultative leadership style
  • Demonstration of ongoing professional learning and a willingness to continue to learn administrative and leadership roles and duties
  • Ability to set and complete goals with clarity and scaffolding for others
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching practices with include current understanding of BC Ministry of Education Curriculum and Waldorf pedagogy
  • Evidence and a commitment to all students for individual success including differentiated learning practices and students with special
    learning needs
  • In collaboration with the Head of School and the Grades Faculty Chair, ensure all ministry requirements are met (implementation of the new BC curriculum, report cards, FSAs, 1701s)

Parent Work

  • Support Kindergarten and Class teachers with parent work, and facilitate meetings as necessary

Human Resources

  • Collaborate in the hiring, support, and evaluation of faculty
  • Collaborate in the Development and review policies and procedures

Pedagogical Administration

  • Pedagogical Support Group Member/Chair
  • Work closely with faculty to develop and support curriculum
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of professional development


  • Holding a .4FTE teaching schedule within our K-8
  • Substitute teaching within the school as needed

Characteristics and Skills

  • Consultative servant leadership approach
  • Strong Administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Consultative approach to decision making
  • Can build and develop teams
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Facilitator
  • Effective and efficient time manager
  • Can manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Change management skills and ability to work with and facilitate ever-evolving structures

Terms and Compensation

  • Full-time (1.0FTE) 12-month continuing contract
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include insurance drug coverage, health spending account, and LTD/Life and accidental death, and a RRSP employer matching program.
  • A nourishing work environment with a supportive and proactive communication policy.

To Apply

Interested candidates should respond immediately with the following:
❏ Cover letter
❏ Resume
❏ Statement of educational philosophy
❏ Current applicable certifications/licenses

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