P.E. Support Teacher Position Beginning September2020
Mark Day School seeks a self-motivated support teacher to join and assist lead P.E. Teachers during
daily P.E. classes in grades 5-8. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with
children in athletic or coaching settings, a positive, encouraging demeanor with students, and cultural
competency for working in a diverse, inclusive community. Candidates would also be able to work
with small groups, lead lessons or classes, and demonstrate classroom management skills
appropriate for the P.E. setting. P.E. classes at present are being led remotely or through guided
independent activity options. We anticipate a return to in-person learning when conditions in the
Responsibilities and Opportunities
- Assist lead PE Teachers in the daily organizing and planning of lessons and activities.
- Teach and supervise small to medium size groups or classes in conjunction with lead PE
teachers (online or in-person when conditions allow return to in-person instruction).
- Demonstrate multicultural competency for teaching and working in a diverse, inclusive
- Set high learning and behavioral expectations while maintaining a climate of responsibility,
safety, enthusiasm, and fun.
- Form supportive and responsive relationships with students and families.
- Differentiate instruction to challenge every learner.
- Build a strong, positive learning culture in which students advocate for themselves and others.
- Provide constructive, timely feedback that fosters a growth mindset.
- Teach PE classes as a substitute teacher when needed.
- Help organize and lead lunchtime athletic games and intramural activities.
- Coaching and after school athletic opportunities are also available and would be compensated
with an additional stipend.
Education, Experience and Qualifications
- Experience working with children in athletic or coaching settings
- Strong skills with initiative, follow through, organization, collaboration and communication.
Interested candidates should visit the school website to learn more, and send a letter of interest and
resume via email to Dave Hickman, Head of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Education at Mark Day School
All students learn to pursue fitness and wellness as part of a healthy, active life. In addition, students
learn to exhibit responsible, ethical behavior, develop teamwork and a sense of fair play, appreciate
effort, improvement and achievement in themselves and others, learn physical skills, and make
healthy nutritional choices. Students have PE class every day, engage in daily running, and learn
various physical, athletic, teamwork, and social/emotional skills over the course of each year through
game play, fitness routines, organized activities, and a balance of fun and personal challenge.
Seasonal intramural sports are offered for all to join.
More About Mark Day School
Mark Day School has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular
program, focusing on current century skills and concepts including four cross-curricular literacies:
Cross-Cultural Literacy, Media and Information Literacy, Ecoliteracy, and Social, Emotional, and
Ethical Literacy. Highlights include the NAIS Leading Edge Award-winning Media Literacy program;
well-established local and global partnerships with the Canal Alliance of San Rafael, eSibonisweni
School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, Beijing #2 Experimental Primary School in
China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; a
one-to-one laptop program beginning in sixth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in
kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.
Mark Day School is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work
towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. The school is an equal opportunity
employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism. Mark Day School’s
compensation and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards. For more
information about Mark Day School, please visit our website (www.markdayschool.org).
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About Mark Day School
Founded in 1980, Mark Day School is an independent, all gender K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Mark Day School unites an enriched, challenging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. The school nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion and an ethical framework. Students learn and practice the intellectual, social, and emotional skills they will apply to the unique challenges and opportunities of their time; graduates stand out not only for their intellectual curiosity and pursuit of ideas, but also for their joy of learning and deep sense of responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.
Mark Day School has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular program, focusing on current century skills and concepts including four cross-disciplinary literacies: cross-cultural literacy, media and information literacy, ecoliteracy, and social, emotional, and ethical literacy. Highlights include the NAIS Leading Edge Award-winning media literacy program; well-established local and global partnerships w...ith the Canal Alliance of San Rafael, eSibonisweni School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, Beijing #2 Experimental Primary School in China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; laptops beginning in fifth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.
In spring 2016 the school broke ground on a transformative campus project that includes renovation of the quad and amphitheater at the heart of the campus and the construction of a new Learning Commons and Creativity Lab. The new learning spaces will be spacious and agile, designed to support student-centered inquiry, hands-on discovery and tinkering, collaboration, and design thinking.