The Physical Education, Health, and Wellness Department (PEHW) are responsible for the Physical Education, Health, and Wellness education of students in grades K-11. Physical Education teachers foster an environment that promotes and develop an understanding of the relationship between healthy body function and exercise; motivate each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; discover and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each studentâ™s ability.
We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how your actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2019.
Instruct students in physical education at Earl Shapiro Hall (grades K-2).
Interact and collaborate with faculty members, administration, and parents on a daily basis.
Teachers are responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom
Maintain up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience.
Build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of the community.
Ability to be agile and flexible required.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies and progressive educational principles required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to think strategically required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Education, or related field required.
K-2 PE certification preferred.
Master's degree preferred.
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.
Teaching experience required.
Teaching K-2 Physical Education experience preferred.
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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