Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Based on education and years of experience
4 Year Degree
Reports to: Director of the Middle School
FT/PT/R/T: Regular, Full-Time, Academic Year
University Prep is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Middle School PE & Health Teacher. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching PE and health and thrives on working independently as well as part of a team. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.
Who We Are:
University Prep (UPrep) is a 6-12 independent school in northeast Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most dynamic cities. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking that is powered by student engagement. Our students graduate prepared for college and life. UPrep is a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni that joins together to support our students in becoming caring and productive adults. UPrep is a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and we aspire for all community members to feel like they belong. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all facets of our school culture. We believe that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission to develop each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.
Under minimal supervision, teaches middle school grade physical education and health. Serves on the Middle School curricular team and as a Middle School advisor. Teaches additional elective courses in PE as appropriate.
Teaches four sections of physical education and health
Serves as an advisor to 10-12 Middle School students
Actively participates in the life of the school outside of the classroom through coaching, advising a club, or leading an outdoor trip
Uses formative teaching and assessment methods
Participates on a grade-level curricular team
Vigorously engages in their own professional development
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all the school’s constituencies
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in physical education with strong coursework in health from a four-year college or university preferred
Teaching certification preferred
Recent successful PE and Health teaching experience in a Middle School environment preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated competence in the content area and pedagogy for Middle School
Good understanding of the developmental needs of Middle School students
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to work in variety of environments including outdoor spaces, classrooms and gymnasium
Ability to prepare lessons to appeal to a variety of learning styles, needs and accommodations
Ability to use formative assessments and strategies in the classroom
Deep interest in being part of a community as a colleague and grade-level team member
Experience being part of a curricular and co-curricular team preferred
Educational leadership experience (team leader, department head, grade-level coordinator) preferred
Coaching, outdoor or club advising experience preferred
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
A working understanding of Universal Design for Learning, University by Design, and Grading for Equity concepts
Ability to maintain confidential information
Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Comfortable with operating Audio/Visual equipment
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary is $57,643 - $104,801 based on education and years of experience. UPrep offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package intended to support and promote the health and well-being, work/life balance, and financial security of our faculty, staff, and their families. Benefits are listed on our careers page and include: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Employer-Seeded Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer contribution and match after one year of service, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave after one year of service, and Professional Development opportunities.
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Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.