Dates of work: August 17, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Overview of School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become not just great students, but great people.
Overview of Program
Prospect Sierra offers interscholastic competition for 6-8 grade students. The goal of our athletics program is to encourage participation and provide social, conceptual, and skill development for each student. Panther sports teams include basketball, cross-country, flag football, track and field, girls’ volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. Teams are designed to teach students individual and team skills and concepts, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of respect, good sportspersonship, and healthy competition.
Overview of Position
This position is for a long term Physical Education Substitute Teacher. Because of COVID-19, the person in this position must be flexible, enthusiastic, organized, and willing to adjust teaching practices to adhere to the guidelines outlined by health officials. The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head.
Develop a classroom environment that fosters sportspersonship, collaboration, inclusivity, joy, and healthy competition
Deliver a curriculum that focuses on skill development
Teach 5th-8th Physical Education using Department's scope and sequence
Create lesson plans for other teachers to administer
Be a member of the 7th-grade team
Collaborate with Physical Education department members and other faculty members
Coach at least 2 seasons of after school sports (this may change because of COVID-19)
Model sportspersonship and uphold an “Honoring the Game” culture with all constituents
Work to be a visible ambassador of Prospect Sierra Athletics
Assist/support team parents in organizing the end of season celebration and logistics
The candidate must have:
Ability to think creatively and flexibly to respond to these unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID- 19
Experience with the physical education curriculum, coaching, and organizing athletic events
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Commitment to creating an inclusive community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Commitment to “Honoring the Game”
Ability and willingness to work in teams
Ability to effectively communicate and partner with students, families, and staff
A passion to advocate for Prospect Sierra students
The ideal candidate would also have:
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong organizational and record keeping skills
Sense of humor
Excellent interpersonal skills
Commitment to cultural competence and identity safety
Duties school-wide include:
Participation on other committees as needed and appropriate
Ancillary duties as needed for school-wide operation
Prospect Sierra is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in
many ways, inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age,
ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
Send a resumé, written recommendations and/or contact information for three references, and a one-page cover letter to:
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.