The Helios PE and Gardening Teacher is an integral member of our school community. Providing engaging and creative curriculum and instruction to a gifted population, this educator is experienced in physical education and/or outdoor education, and is well acquainted with nutrition, physiology, mindfulness and wellness practices. In addition, our PE and Gardening Teacher has knowledge of and experience in gardening, with a seed to table perspective. Throughout, this educator has a strong social-emotional learning (SEL) focus, addressing emergent issues among students as they arise. This is a 15 to 17 hour per week position.
Please submit a resume with a short cover letter expressing why you are seeking this position. Please include a brief description of your educational philosophy. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PE Teacher (9 classes per week, 45min each) - Teach K-8 physical education - Manage PE equipment and supplies - Coordinate with homeroom teachers and parents - Conference with parents as needed - Develop, implement, and adapt Individual Learning Plans for students - Teach SEL content alongside PE content - Utilize SPARK curriculum, modifying and developing new content as necessary for the unique needs of gifted learners - Align PE content with the mission of Helios, as well as national and state standards - Maintain PE classroom space when available
Farm & Garden Manager - Curate Helios community garden to suit the needs of the community as a whole - Maintain the garden, facilitating students and parents assisting with weeding and watering - Grow appropriate edible and non-edible plants with student input and assistance - Develop curriculum for garden elective (teach when possible) - Work alongside curriculum admin to align garden-related activities with relevant expeditions - Coordinate with school community to ensure garden maintenance continues during school holidays and breaks - Coordinate and serve as a consultant for plant care around the school - Distribute edible goods to community when available
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.
About Helios School
Helios School provides a meaningful and challenging education for gifted students in grades K-8 through a dynamic curriculum that ignites excitement, develops deep thinking and stimulates connections in an engaged and caring community.