Position Opening: Lower and Middle School (PK-6th Grade) Physical Education Teacher
Type: Full-time Faculty
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Start Date: August 10, 2022 (New Employee Orientation)
Maumee Valley Country Day School is seeking an individual who is passionate about the physical health and well-being of children and strives to change lives through physical education. The best candidate will teach a variety of sports and activities to ignite a child’s passion for physical activity and healthy choices. Physical Education has a symbiotic relationship with sportsmanship, leadership, and grit. The successful candidate must be able to teach fundamental, age-appropriate motor skills and concepts combined with a variety of sport-specific skills. Being able to utilize and adapt a comprehensive physical education curriculum to include, but is not limited to, themes of sportsmanship, teamwork, and lifelong habits for a healthy and active lifestyle is essential. Applicants must possess a high energy level, a sound understanding of child development, and solid classroom management skills.
This position reports to the Head of Lower School and collaborates closely with the Director of Athletics and specialist teachers. As a full-time employee, the position offers all benefits afforded to full-time employees, including but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision benefits, paid life insurance, professional development, a generous retirement package, paid time off, and tuition remission.
This role may serve as Department Chair for Health and Physical Education, having stewardship of the related curriculum in PS-12th grade. As such, this role includes membership in the Department Chairs meetings and the All-School Curriculum Committee.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students using a variety of pedagogical practices
Uses fair and equitable practices in planning and execution of lesson plans
Can teach individual fitness and incorporate choice to students
Coach for afterschool sports
Incorporate nature-based and outdoor education pedagogy into unit plans
Create strong home-school communication structures and classroom environments
Possess an in-depth understanding of backward planning design, organizing instruction around established learning objectives, and the vital importance of planning
Create and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work
Eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others
Show initiative and agency with a commitment to feedback and flexible problem solving
Possess a strong understanding and ability to use a variety of assessment practices to determine student progress levels and adjust the instructional program to assist students in being successful
Create and maintain partnerships with physical education department colleagues, the great specialist team, homeroom teachers, and academic support team members (intervention specialists, counselors, etc.)
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
Encompass a growth mindset by showing evidence of establishing and completing professional development goals that focus on improving student performance
Display a personal passion to keep abreast of educational research and effective practice
Previous experience with climbing walls, low ropes courses and archery preferred
Skills and Competencies:
Innovation - knowledge of current research in areas of health, wellness, fitness, and physical education as well as a sound understanding of the developmental characteristics of students aged 3 through 6th grade.
Professionalism - excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Leadership/Integrity- effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments
Team Player/Commitment- understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and culture
Interpersonal Skills- relates to employees, students, parents, and clients in a cooperative manner
Strong work ethic/Productivity/Organizing/Planning- meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time, and handles multiple assignments successfully
Professional Growth/Self- Motivated- understands and acknowledges the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback
Works independently with minimum supervision
Works with other members of the faculty to create a positive and professional learning environment
Involvement in extracurricular programs
Undergraduate or graduate degree in physical education, kinesiology or related movement and sports sciences field
Faculty - Must be willing and able to secure an Ohio Permanent Non-Tax certificate or Professional Teaching license. The school will support you in obtaining this once hired. However, it must be secured within the first six months of employment for compliance purposes.
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check and confidentiality agreement.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, or veteran status, ancestry, or citizenship, in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. We value a diverse workforce.
Any employee who believes they have been discriminated against may discuss this with their supervisor or the Head of School.
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At Maumee Valley Country Day School, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same.We are more than a school and more than a group of people—we are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. As the only PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.
A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global—it is a journey of discovery and of action that defines each child’s learning experience. Through an intentionally crafted curriculum including active lessons as well as serendipitous explorations, a Maumee Valley education launches children toward the investigation of the world and helps them find their place in it. With our students at the center of our decision-making, we aspire to seek understanding, grow in our compassion and empathy, and adapt to the ever-changing world our students will one day lead. Maumee Valley is grounded in our Mission, Vision, Portrait of an MV Educator,Portrait of an MV Graduate, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
We believe in collaboration, innovation, and the power of community.
At Maumee Valley Country Day School, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same. We are more than a school and more than a group of people—we are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. As the only PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to cultivate an inclusive community of intellectual excellence where learners creatively explore their passions and boldly inspire positive change in the world.
To provide an education that is personal, experiential, and global
We create an environment of freedom and responsibility to
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