The Physical Education Teacher works with students in grades 5 through 8. He/she inspires and instructs students to stay fit, challenges them to meet goals, and to begin a lifelong commitment to health and good fitness habits.
This teacher plans physical education classes for multiple grade levels using an established curriculum and Pennsylvania Academic Standards to guide instruction. He/she follows classroom routines and procedures to maintain an appropriate environment for learning; adheres to school regulations regarding attendance, and punctuality; keeps accurate records; and communicates with families when necessary.
As a faculty member, the Physical Education Teacher should be available to participate in, and support, school events, and to take advantage of opportunities for professional growth and development. The teacher should have some athletic skill in order to demonstrate activities, and be a vocal and outgoing motivator of middle school students.
College degree in an appropriate field related to physical education, health, or athletics;
Ability to creatively introduce activities to students that build skills and encourage cooperation;
Strong organizational and management skills;
Record of good attendance;
Ability to be flexible in an ever-changing environment;
Ability to work sensitively with urban youth
About Hope Partnership for Education Middle School
Located in North Philadelphia, Hope Partnership for Education (HPE) is an affordable independent middle school that makes private education a possibility for children and families who would otherwise not have access. Through its extended day/extended year program for boys and girls in grades 5-8, HPE seeks to maximize the academic, physical, social and spiritual potential of each student. HPE’s program is designed to help students become balanced, continuous learners who are academically and emotionally prepared for high school success.
During their time at HPE, middle schoolers experience multiple teaching methods and diverse learning opportunities, leaving with the following qualities:
~ A set of academic skills and habits of mind needed to have a positive high school experience and to be active participants in society.
~ A digital skill set that prepares students to responsibly and innovatively use technology to support personal goals.
~ An understanding of Hope Core Values that create the framework for reflection, problem-solving and deepened awareness of self and other.
~ An ongoing sense of belonging and commitment to the Hope community through our Graduate Support Program.
~ A personal propensity for continuous learning.