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Tumbler Ridge Secondary School requires a 1.0 Vice-Principal

Effective August 1, 2024

Tumbler Ridge Secondary School requires a vice-principal who is authentic, innovative, and resilient. This leader will have a passion for impacting student achievement, school culture and a desire to work proactively with students, staff, parents and the community, while honouring diversity and equity. This position involves a teaching responsibility. The specifics of the teaching component will be determined with the successful candidate.

School District No. 59 (Peace River South) is located in the beautiful Peace Region of Northeast British Columbia. We serve 3600 students in 18 schools. The three major centers in the district are the communities of Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge. The district’s core business is ensuring a "Quality... Education for each Student" with the core value of "Continuous Learning for All." We have a strong belief in developing teachers, meeting students where they are, and providing a rich meaningful experience for all learners.

Tumbler Ridge Secondary is a 7-12 school with approximately 180 students. Tumbler Ridge is situated in the UNESCO Global Geopark that offers a plethora of outdoor activities that you can participate in all four seasons. It is a dream location for outdoor enthusiasts and is known for its hiking trails, waterfalls and mountain biking trails.


• Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Administration or related field.

If not currently in possession of such a degree, the successful candidate must be willing to complete one within three years.

Must hold, or be eligible to hold, teaching certification in the province of British Columbia.


Record of exemplary teaching at variety of grade levels in more than one school.

School-based or district-wide leadership as a teacher and/or administrator.

Successful experience working with, and implementing programs/intervention for, students with diverse needs. Can provide examples of striving for equity for indigenous learners, students with complex needs, and any other identified student/group.

Ability to de-escalate situations and promote positive solutions to problems. Able to navigate difficult conversations with all partners.


Experience implementing academic, social-emotional, and behavioural supports and interventions that are appropriate to the needs of individual students.

Ability to foster, maintain and restore healthy relationships that promote a positive school climate and culture that is welcoming, honours diversity, is pro-active, and demonstrates a restorative approach to student discipline.

Demonstrates positive competencies in communication, collaboration, and teamwork. Values and promotes meaningful engagement with students, staff, parents, and community.

Demonstrates ability to improve measured student success within the context of implementing district strategic planning goals.

For further information, contact Superintendent, Christy Fennell, at 250-782-8571. Please submit your cover letter and resume, including the names and contact numbers of two work-related references, to [email protected].

Deadline for application is Thursday, May 16th, at 11:00 am.

Tumbler Ridge Secondary School

Tumbler Ridge Secondary School is an innovative, inclusive high school nestled in the North Eastern foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We strive to offer our students amazing opportunities and experiences that far outweigh our small size. Much like the town we call home, Tumbler Ridge Secondary School is a school for those who seek to expand their horizons and explore new educational possibilities.

From our inter-disciplinary and inquiry-based course offerings to our integrated trades programs, Tumbler Ridge Secondary School has a lot to offer both staff and students. We continually strive to forge new paths toward our vision of developing skills, nurturing personal growth, and encouraging life-long learning in our students, all within a supportive and respectful environment.

Desired qualifications and experience include:

Hold, or be qualified for, a valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate.

Experience with adapting, and modifying, curriculum to meet the needs of students.

Experience teaching primary and intermediate/middle school/secondary students.

Strong literacy and numeracy skills. Willingness to work and implement school initiatives and goals.

Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with a team.

Ability to use performance standards in the area of social responsibility.

Acquainted with the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum.

Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques.

Experience teaching in a multiage group setting.

Strong classroom management skills.

Training in teaching ELL students.

Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social and emotional learning difficulties.

Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the school improvement plan.

Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, and Balanced Literacy.

Experience working with students who display a variety of behaviours.

Why School District No. 59?

Collaboration, support, contemporary learning spaces and resources are part of the fabric of School District No. 59. Professional Learning Communities, Foundations for Learning and regular professional development are available and readily accessible for all teachers.

The School District Resource Centre houses thousands of physical and electronic resources for teachers. Additional human resources available to all teachers include support for literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal Education, resource acquisition (Resource Center staff), and student support services.

Benefits in working for School District No. 59:

Relocation Allowance: Up to $2,000 for out of district applicants (with submission of approved receipts).

Northern Travel Allowance: A Great Benefit at Tax Time! An amount of up to $4,000 of the salary paid to the employee shall be designated as a Northern Allowance Travel benefit. This allowance shall be in effect within the guidelines of Revenue Canada as they exist and are changed by Revenue Canada from year to year and shall end when the Revenue Canada program ends. Regular part time employees’ allowance will be prorated proportionate to the hours worked.

Remote and Rural Allowance: Teachers working in School District No. 59 are eligible to receive a remote and rural allowance, which is both an adjustment to the salary grid and an annual allowance of approximately $2,519* per FTE. Teachers on call (TOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.
• The annual allowance may increase as defined within the Collective Agreement with the British Columbia Teachers Federation.

Did you know?

Employees of School District No. 59 qualify for the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. Learn more about the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. If you lived in a prescribed intermediate zone (Zone B), you can claim:

A basic residency amount of $5.50 for each day that you lived in this zone; plus

An additional residency amount of $5.50 for each day you lived in this zone if you maintained a dwelling and you are the only person claiming the basic residency amount for that period and dwelling
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