Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere
Position: Physical Education Teacher (Middle School focus)
Department: Teaching Faculty
Reports to: Head of School and Assistant Head of School
Job Classification: 100% full-time, 10 month exempt position
Hamlin Robinson School is growing and is seeking a second Physical Education Teacher. This teacher will plan and teach physical education classes with an emphasis on our middle school grade levels. The position will be dedicated to the mission of the school in meeting the needs of students with dyslexia and related challenges. Through differentiated instruction and a love of working closely with children the PE teacher will provide a rich and diverse physical education experience for students.
Plan, deliver, and amend as necessary the physical education programs and learning activities in P.E. to ensure student success
Assist in planning and coordinating annual end of the year school wide Field Day
Participate fully in the life of the school by supporting school events, development efforts, and school programs
Willingness to work in a collaborative and in a team environment
Collaborate with classroom, resource/specialist teachers and content specialists to leverage and integrate physical education
Complete student progress reports and assume full responsibility for sharing information with teachers who will be conferencing with parents
Communicate with parents/guardians via conferences, phone conversations, teacher website, and emails with regards to student progress, school activities, etc. as necessary
Supervise students during free periods and occasionally after school
Maintain an attractive, clean, organized gym and play space which may include display boards
Organize and participate in field trips and may be asked to participate in the annual middle school overnight experience
Encourage appropriate engagement and supervise the playground, implementing recess rules and may be asked to supervise lunch, transitions and study halls
Engage in self-assessment and work towards professional goals while pursuing continual professional growth
Attend weekly faculty meetings and other team or committee meetings as needed
Support the auction and other development activities of the school including: teacher adventures, and class projects
Write occasional articles for school newsletter and other school publications as appropriate
Support the school and its leadership
Bachelor’s degree with Washington State certification; Master’s degree preferred
Commitment to mission and philosophy of the School
Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
Strong organizational, management, and goal-setting skills
Experience in curriculum development, collaborative planning and team teaching
Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, families, and students
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Desire and ability to work with children with learning differences
Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles, and rates of learning
Maintains current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and takes advantage of other professional development opportunities
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Builds students’ confidence and self-esteem as learners and individuals
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Maintain an informative webpage for parents
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
Maintains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
Hamlin Robinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Hamlin Robinson School ignites the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
The world class educational program at Hamlin Robinson School is a catalyst for students to discover the joy of learning within a rich, comprehensive school experience.
Respect: We show appreciation and acceptance for ourselves, our community, and our learning.
Responsibility: We show integrity and accountability for our choices.
Purpose: We show dedication and resolve through our actions.
Perseverance: We show commitment and resilience in all our endeavors.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.