K-8 Health and Physical Education Teacher

General: 

Under direction of the Head of School, plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences for students in physical education, K-8, and health instruction, 6-8. Provide a learning environment that supports the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Supervise students in a variety of school related settings. Monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff, and community. Develop, select, and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices. Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities. Coach sports in areas of expertise.

Essential Responsibilities:

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) 

    • Provide an instructional program to meet the needs of all students where intellectual curiosity and inquiry, academic excellence, and a love of learning are modeled. 
    • Proficiency in assessing student learning and providing constructive feedback is important for academic growth
    • The Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher is responsible for delivering comprehensive health and physical education instruction to students
    • This role aims to foster healthy habits, physical literacy, and overall well-being among students
    • Develop and implement health and physical education curriculum aligned with state standards and educational objectives
    • Teach students fundamental health concepts, including nutrition, hygiene, safety, and personal wellness
    • Provide instruction in basic motor skills, movement patterns, and physical fitness activities to enhance students’ physical literacy
    • Incorporate cooperative games, team sports, and fitness challenges to promote physical activity and social interaction
    • Assess student fitness levels, motor skills, and health knowledge using a variety of methods, including fitness assessments, skill tests, and written assignments
    • Provide feedback and support to students to help them develop healthy habits, improve physical fitness, and make
    • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills, explore new instructional strategies, and stay current with health and physical education trends
    • The teacher may be required to stand, walk, and demonstrate physical activities for extended periods
    • Ensure that curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reflection and goal-setting practices are aligned with the mission and K-8 goals for a graduate of The Williams School, including the philosophy of “everyone plays.”
    • Encourage parent/guardian partnership in the education of their child(ren) keeping parents/guardians fully informed about the academic, behavioral, personal, and social development of their child in the all curricular, co-curricular, and academic programs at The Williams School.  This includes promptly returning phone calls and answering emails.
    • Take all necessary and safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Participate in ongoing professional development and apply the content of the training to enhance performance and to achieve the academic, social, emotional, and diversity goals at The Williams School. 
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on school committees to support the entire school program.
    • Participate in extracurricular activities such as school community activities, marketing events, sporting, clubs, and student organizations, as well as Board of Trustee events.  
    • Use feedback from observations and evaluations to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning environment.
    • Embrace continuous improvement through goal setting, action steps, professional development, feedback, and reflection.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or the Director of Athletics.

 

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university. Appropriate teacher licensure for the assigned position is preferred, but not required.
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Willingness to coach or sponsor a co-curricular or extra-curricular sport, club, activity, or course.

Master’s degree in a field related to position.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and to interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact. Frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending, grasping, fingering, repetitive motion, and reaching. Occasional stooping and kneeling. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds. Requires timely and regular adherence to established work schedules. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Special Requirements:

Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position

Job Category: Teacher
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Williams School

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