Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Job at Pivot Solutions LLC, Stamford, CT

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  • Pivot Solutions LLC
  • Stamford, CT

Job Description

Job Title:  Full Time Lower School Physical Education, Health and Movement Teacher
Division:  Lower School
Reports to:  Head of Lower School and Dean of Athletics 

Job Description: We are seeking a full-time Physical Education, health, and movement faculty who will report to the Head of Lower School and to the Dean of Athletics. This teacher will be a member of Lower School faculty and will work in partnership with other educators to deliver a comprehensive, creative, developmentally appropriate physical education, health, and movement 

program. The Lower School Physical Education Program, focuses on movement and dance in the Early Childhood program and games/gross motor play Grades PreK – 5. We seek a fully-trained, experienced physical education teacher to implement the physical education, health, and movement curriculum. The teacher will work in collaboration with the Lower School Physical Education Coordinator. 

 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to

- Teach physical education, health, and movement classes to Lower School students in every grade, multiple times per week.

- Work collaboratively with the Physical Education Coordinator to attend to all aspects of the program, including curriculum development, lesson preparation and delivery.

- Regularly assess students and develop lessons that align with the physical education standards.

- Work collaboratively with members of the Athletic Department to balance schedules and facility use for all students, helping to prepare students for the transition to Middle School programming. 

- Write reports on student progress and share regular updates with classroom teachers. 

- Use Responsive Classroom methods for classroom management.
- Use the MyKing portal to share regular updates on curriculum.
- Demonstrate commitment to professional growth and development.
- Experience working collaboratively with other adults in an early childhood setting.
- Help organize the annual field and festival day in the spring.
- Coach a Middle School Athletic program each of the three seasons per school year
- Model fairness and proper behavior.
- As a member of a teaching team, meet regularly with colleagues, share resources, and collaborate effectively.
- Perform duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School, including recess, lunch, and dismissal.
- Attend Lower School and all-school faculty meetings, as well as workshops on professional growth and development days held after 3:00 P.M.

Skills and Requirements:
-
Master’s Degree in Physical Education strongly preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents.
- Proven ability to bring positivity and professionalism to the work environment.
- A strong affinity for young children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
- Strong knowledge of movement activities, including dance and yoga.
- Experience in teaching health and Physical Education at the Early Childhood and Elementary level.
- Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks.
- Must embrace the use of technology to enhance classroom instruction and communication.
- Capacity to teach using project-based and experiential learning frameworks.
- Demonstrated practices that align with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles.

Job Tags

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