Elementary/Middle School Physical Education Teacher
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Location: St Louis Park, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), provides a positive environment focused on delivering a strong academic foundation in Jewish and General Studies. The school reflects and teaches respect for the diversity of Jewish life, challenging our students to exemplify the values of Judaism and demonstrate academic excellence. Our vision is built on a strong synergy between students and faculty. Our educators inspire our students to find their passion and reach their highest potential, creating successful learners and leaders committed to the Jewish community, Israel, and the global community.
Heilicher is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. The school has its own wing on a larger campus shared with the Sabes Jewish Community Center.
Heilicher faculty are responsible for creating a safe classroom environment that helps develop each student’s skills and promotes a growth mindset. Faculty are responsible for developing curriculum, creating lesson plans, grading, delivering classroom instruction, and communicating effectively with parents and colleagues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create and deliver motivation physical education and fitness curriculum for grades kindergarten through eighth
Positive approach to motivation and teaching, with a focus on challenging each student based on their individual needs, goals, and abilities
Passion for team building and creative problem solving with an emphasis on safety, fairness, kindness, and respect
Knowledge of a variety of sports and games including soccer, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, tag games, Pillow Polo, and physical fitness testing twice per year.
Work cooperatively with other teachers to support whole child development
Operate as an advocate for, and supporter of, inquiry and problem-based learning
Foster student engagement
Understands the academic, social and behavioral characteristics of lower elementary school students and middle schoolers and can create a respectful learning environment including setting and maintaining appropriate standards of student behavior
Maintain an organized classroom infrastructure and provide an orderly, productive learning environment
Provide accommodations and modifications to support the success of all students
Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data
Uphold and incorporate Heilicher school mission and core values
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable working with a variety of technology and computer applications including but not limited to Smartboard technology, iPads, Chromebooks, learning management systems, video conferencing, Google Suite, and screencast
Act as a steward of the school in the larger community
Work collaboratively with colleagues to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture-building, and leadership skills.
Establish and maintain a positive sense of community amongst the faculty
Participate in school-wide professional development, and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as a teacher
Attend all faculty and team meetings
Adhere to school curricular initiatives
Others as assigned by the School Administration and in line with the Minneapolis Jewish Day School Federation of Teachers Local 4997 Master Contract
FTE: .90 -1.0; benefit eligible
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Christine Yussen, Director of General Studies and Student Life firstname.lastname@example.org
At least three years of classroom experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong collaborative skills
Experience with differentiation for students of all ability levels
A growth mindset
Experience with curriculum course design, planning, and implementation
Heilicher, accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), provides a positive environment focused on delivering a strong academic foundation in Jewish and General Studies. The school reflects and teaches respect for the diversity of Jewish life, challenging our students to exemplify the values of Judaism and demonstrate academic excellence. Our vision is built on a strong synergy between students and faculty. Our educators inspire our students to find their passion and reach their highest potential, creating successful learners and lead