Roycemore School seeks a Physical Education, Nutrition, Wellness Teacher and Coach for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 104th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.
Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.
We are currently seeking an experienced Physical Education, Nutrition, Wellness Teacher and Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
Physical Education Teacher and Coach
Provides physical education and wellness classes to students in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Roycemore School.
Develops and implements the school’s tumbling program.
Designs and teaches physical education and wellness courses for grades 3-12.
Collaborates with the Athletic Director to design and plan a child centered, differentiated PE curriculum and assessments grounded in best practices and guided by the National PE standards.
Maintains expertise in physical education and pedagogy through professional development.
Coaches a minimum of one athletic team for at least one season. May coach additional teams.
Serves as an advisor in the Middle School.
Uses effective class management techniques that are aligned with Roycemore’s student-centered approach to ensure effective learning.
Nutrition and Wellness
Works collaboratively to develop an experiential and blended curriculum to engage students in learning the balance between the four pillars of health: sleep; exercise, nutrition for body and mind; and dealing positively with stress.
Plans, evaluates, revises curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction based upon holistic mental, physical, and nutritional wellness.
Collaborates with the Director of Lower, Middle, and Upper School, student Advisors, and the Athletic Director, to develop programming for health and wellness.
Prepares nutrition and wellness lessons that are age appropriate, engaging, and meet the needs, interests and abilities of students.
Ability to teach students in grades 3-12 about food and nutrition by delivering engaging, hands-on lessons & activities.
Integrates technology seamlessly into teaching strategies and practices.
Fosters the academic, social, and character development of each student. Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides insight on the student’s development along their journey in the wellness program.
Engaged in the life of the school beyond professional responsibilities.
Communicates and meets with families, returns phone calls, responds to emails and notes in a timely manner.
Ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff and students.
Maintains expertise through Professional Development.
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in Physical Education and/or related field
A minimum of three years teaching experience, ideally in an independent school environment
An affinity for working with children
Ideally has some experience with tumbling/ gymnastics/ dance
A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Must demonstrate competency with basic computer and word processing applications
Able to use basic office equipment
Proficient in using technology and web-based tools
Demonstration of the School’s core values
Committed to diversity and inclusion
Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to
Both Long by June 15, 2020:
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
About Roycemore School
Roycemore School is a college preparatory, co-educational day school located in Evanston, IL which serves roughly 220 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 12. Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world. Read more at www.RoycemoreSchool.org.