About SPA: St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: SPA seeks candidates for the position of Lower School Physical Education Teacher at our K-5 Goodrich Campus.
Position Begins: August 2020 Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional, Lower School
Job Description: Candidates should bring experience teaching physical education to elementary school students with a deep knowledge of and appreciation for this developmental range. In addition, candidates should demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate curricula, establish a nurturing and engaging classroom environment for students, and work collaboratively with a teaching partner, various colleagues, and parents/guardians. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with knowledge regarding best instructional practices in physical education.
Candidates should be able to contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom, for example, coaching in our interscholastic program and coordinating special events at the Lower School which promote an active lifestyle. In particular, candidates with experience in delivering nutrition, health, human sexuality and fitness for life education will be of special interest. Candidates with training and experience in Responsive Classroom, the TOOLBOX Social Emotional Program, and/or Courageous Conversations About Race will also be preferred.
Candidates are expected to carry out the mission of SPA, "Shaping the minds and hearts of the people who will change the world," to support the vision of the Lower School.
Required skills: Bachelor’s degree required.
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.