An ordinary day at The Element is anything but ordinary for teachers. Teachers may cook lunch with the students, help students develop their own business, or participate in a student- organized field trip on top of their daily lessons.

Teachers at The Element are focused on engaging students in their learning and their lives, and preparing them for successful, fulfilling futures. Our teachers are creative, open-minded and flexible and are able to work independently and collaboratively.

If you have something unique to offer and can make positive contributions to our program, we would love to hear from you. Current openings at The Element are listed below, but we welcome applications at any time. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining how you can contribute to our program.

French as a Second Language Teacher

Position Summary:
As a growing High School, The Element is seeking an innovative and organized teacher with a passion for, and background in, French as a Second Language instruction. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the High School level and awareness of the Montessori Method. We are looking for a person who is dedicated, inspirational, able to effectively communicate with students and parents and who feels working with adolescents is their true calling. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team of professionals.

About the School:
The Element High School is a subsidiary of OMS Montessori, a CCMA-accredited Montessori school with 50+ years of educational excellence. The Element pedagogy is based on Montessori philosophy, whenever possible, while meeting or exceeding Ministry of Education standards. The Element is a not-for-profit private school offering an academically rigorous and engaging high school experience in Ottawa, Ontario. When we are ‘in our element,’ we are focused and engaged, we’re internally motivated, strive to do our best, actively seek out those who can help us, and are fulfilled. Located in the dynamic Lansdowne Park, The Element serves Grades 7 to 12 in the Montessori tradition.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lesson plan, teach, record keep and provide individual student support;
• Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving; integrate Montessori and innovative pedagogical practices into the curriculum;
• Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through e-mails, and phone calls;
• Assess and provide regular feedback to students and communicate with parents on an as needed basis and during parent/teacher conferences and through report cards;
• Integrate community resources into program planning;
• Maintain and regularly update the curriculum documentation for courses;
• Attend faculty meetings.

Skills and Abilities:
• Uses student-centred teaching methodologies and other research-based practices;
• Comfortable teaching multi-grade level classes concurrently
• Is energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love of students and the learning process;
• Works well as part of a team;
• Integrates educational technology to facilitate student-centred learning;
• Is a lifelong learner who is committed to continuing professional development and maintains membership in professional organizations;
• Has a passion for life and varied interests.

Minimum Requirements:
• A Bachelor’s degree and proficiency in French as a Second Language instruction required; Master’s degree preferred;
• Ontario College of Teachers certified
• Three to five years of teaching experience;
• Proficiency in digital tools for collaborative, student-centred learning.
• First Aid/CPR required (or willingness to obtain)
• Successful applicants must have clear (or negative) TB test and pass criminal background check.
• Sponsorship to complete the adolescent orientation offered by NAMTA (NAMTA Adolescent Training) will be a requirement within the first two years of employment.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to:
Sarah Wheeler
Director, Element High School
[email protected]

Non-Discrimination Policy: As a matter of policy and philosophy, The Element High School hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.