MOVEMENT & PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 8)
The Speyer Legacy School
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate full-time Movement & Physical Education teacher for Kindergarten through Grade Eight. The candidate hired will join two other P.E. teachers and will report to the Head of Lower School and Head of Middle School. They will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change, and strong interpersonal skills that allow them to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plan and implement motivating lessons in P.E. for Kindergarten to Grade 8 with a wide range of tumbling, movement, and fitness skills activities
Serve as a classroom head teacher or co-teacher; coach two seasons - the individual sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field) to be decided by the Athletic Director
Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines
Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional
Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs
Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress
Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals
Actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.
Support community and individual social-emotional learning through everyday life in the classroom and through planned IFSEL lessons.
Demonstrate a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom
Update curriculum and materials as needed
Collaborate with colleagues, across and within disciplines and divisions, to further develop curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study.
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties, which may include running an advisory group in the Middle School
Promote respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as core values of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community
Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in physical education
Experience with tumbling, movement, dance, or yoga
Demonstrated classroom management skills, including the use of time, space, and materials for most effective learning
Experience in differentiated instruction
Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction
Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure with a growth mindset, and communicate effectively with others.
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and age-appropriate
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education
Masters Degree and experience in gifted education preferred
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and the contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “K-8 Movement & Physical Education Teacher ” in the subject line.
The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.