Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter the experience and/or willingness to commit to the school’s mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects. Physical education (PE) teachers will organize games and challenges that promote physical activity among young adults. The goal is to promote physical development, proper exercise, and eating habits among older children, adjust their curricula to adapt to children with disabilities or different physical abilities. Teachers may also coach sports teams.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALITIES:
- NJ certification (Physical Education & Drivers Education) with satisfactory ratings and attendance.
- Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
- Teaching experience preferred but not required.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
- Meet such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
Develops lesson plans and classroom learning activities
- Works to achieve state core curriculum content standards and charter school educational goals and objectives by teaching skills in comprehensive health and physical education using curriculum and instructional materials adopted by the board of trustees.
- Works cooperatively with other health and physical education teachers and regular classroom teachers in planning an effective comprehensive school health program.
- Participates in curriculum development activities, faculty meetings and school-level planning.
- Sets specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these objectives.
Instruction and pupil contact
- Provides health, safety, family life education and/or physical education instruction as assigned.
- Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of pupils. Assumes responsibility proper use and storage of physical education equipment.
- Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive learning environment.
- Evaluates each pupil's growth in health/physical education related knowledge and skills and maintains records of pupils' progress in class record books and/or board approved forms and summarizes these marks for reporting purposes.
- Identifies pupil needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, behavior and learning problems.
Contact with parents and community
- Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to inform them about the school program and to discuss pupil progress.
- Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
Professional contacts and activities
- Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through inservice education and other professional growth activities.
- Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.