Lower School PE Teacher

  • Pinecrest Academy
  • Pinecrest Academy, Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA, USA
  • Nov 18, 2022
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Position Overview

The Lower School Physical Education (PE) is responsible for providing a high-quality physical education program at the school. He/she implements the physical education curriculum and encourages, assesses, monitors, and records the progress of individual students. Recognizing that physical education is a means of forming character and exercising Christian virtue, the physical education teacher contributes to the integral formation of students by fostering a love of learning, cultivating their appreciation for a healthy lifestyle, and teaching them the value of concentration, perseverance, self-control, teamwork, and healthy competition. They foster a love for the truth and a passion for learning and work to effectively carry out the mission of forming Christian servant leaders.

Qualifications

The Lower School PE Teacher should meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education, preferably Early Childhood 
  • Professional License in Education
  • Minimum of two years of physical education teaching experience

Specific Responsibilities

  • The specific responsibilities of the Lower School PE teacher include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Maintaining curriculum maps; submitting yearly maps and weekly lesson plans to the immediate supervisor
  • Administering all activities associated with the physical education program
  • Motivating and challenging students to constant personal improvement by guiding students toward the development of leadership, intellectual, and physical skills; an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle; and full participation in the physical education program 
  • Making use of the physical education program to form in the students the following habits and attitudes:
  • Enthusiastic and effective participation of all students centered on charity and appreciation for all aspects of the physical education activity
  • Teamwork and a healthy competitive spirit require cooperation, self-control, and universal charity
  • Sportsmanlike conduct at all times
  • Maintaining constant supervision and discipline of students inside and outside the gymnasium, athletic fields, and physical education classroom
  • Maintaining a safe, effective, and formative learning environment within the gymnasium, athletic fields, and classroom according to school guidelines; monitoring the gymnasium, athletic fields, and classroom to ensure they are clean, safe, and in proper condition
  • Maintaining appropriate records of student progress and reporting grades to the classroom teachers according to school guidelines, recommending students for athletic awards as needed
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the field of physical education (i.e., new resources and methods; developing new materials in support of the approved curriculum)
  • Assisting in the preparation and coordination of school-wide activities and formation programs
  • Developing, organizing, and monitoring school-wide athletic competitions, if appropriate
  • Managing student behavior during physical education class time, applying appropriate and effective motivational discipline measures in cases of inappropriate behavior; informing the dean of students in a timely manner of any student behavior infractions
  • Fulfilling student supervision duties as assigned, directing student transitions between classes in a silent and orderly manner
  • Participating in regular AC/T and departmental meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and school events, as directed by the supervisor
  • Actively participating in school-sponsored professional development
  • Helping maintain inventory of athletic equipment; submitting order requests as needed
  • Supporting the care and maintenance of sports facilities according to school guidelines, ensuring a clean, safe, and formative environment
  • Liaising with other professionals, including the athletics director, deans of students, formation instructors, guidance counselors, classroom teachers, and school counselors, as required

Reporting Structure

  • The physical education teacher reports to the Principal of the school. To perform other duties as assigned by the Principal of the school.