Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy (PJGA)

PJGA is a growing independent, interdenominational K-12 Christian school of approximately 200 students situated on Vancouver Island in the beautiful Comox Valley of British Columbia. We are committed to providing a purposeful and planned academic curriculum where reading, writing and mathematics are an emphasis. We are a dedicated team of educators and administrators who band together to foster growth in faith and the potential of every student in our community. Students are our priority and we encourage them to try new things, cultivate friendships and discover their interests. Our teachers are passionate about education and promote a classroom learning environment that is joyful, kind and gracious. If this is a school environment where you would thrive please consider applying to our exceptional school.

We have TWO employment opportunities available at this time. See below for job details and application requirements.

Position:  Preschool Program Director

Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy is a Preschool to Grade 12 Christian educational institute located in the Comox Valley. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, Gaglardi Academy is looking for a qualified ECE director to manage and run its play-based preschool program. The preschool, Little Sprouts Christian Preschool, is located five minutes from the main campus at Bay Community Church, 1105 Pritchard Road, in Comox and operates a morning program Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The Preschool Program Director must have:

  • a current ECE certification, 
  • First Aid level C and 
  • a minimum of five years of experience working with children in a preschool setting.  

The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young children, be flexible and calm, able to establish consistent routines and have excellent administrative and organizational skills. Candidates must also have the ability and the knowledge to integrate Christian teaching into daily routines. Some knowledge of child development and experience in learning behaviours would be an asset. This position has competitive industry wage rates. 

Interested candidates should send resumes outlining qualifications, experience and Christian testimony to Caron Mulgrew, Comptroller, 1475 Noel Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3H8 or The posting will close when a suitable candidate is found.

Position: Education Assistant (for the 2023-2024 school year)

This full-time contract position is for trained EA applicants interested in working within Christian education, providing care and support for our students.  


  • Education Assistant certificate
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Training and/or experience working with students with autism, learning disabilities, developmental delay, and in supporting student mental health
  • Friendly and flexible team player
  • Effective communication skills; fluent in oral and written English
  • The ideal candidate will be a faith-filled professional with a passion for children and teaching discipleship through Christian Education

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Provide support to students within the regular classroom, in small groups and one on one
  • Assisting with the implementation of IEP and Learning Support Plans under the direction of the Learning Support Team; also keep records and maintain confidentiality
  • Working as part of a team of Education Assistants under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator
  • Additional duties include supervision, clubs, student exercise programs, etc.

Please provide a personal statement of faith (testimony) along with your certification, cover letter and resume. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email or mail all required application documents to:
Lonnie Penner, Principal
Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy 
1475 Noel Avenue 
Comox, B.C. V9M 3H8