Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders call us to lean in to inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.
Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.
Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.
The Mount Vernon School seeks an innovative and collaborative Lower School Physical Education Teacher and coach for the 2021-22 school year. Versatility, collaboration, and openness to innovative instructional practices are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic clubs is a plus.
Role & Responsibilities
This individual will:
Report directly to the division leadership team and Director of Athletics
Be a curious and collaborative educator, dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
Provide meaningful, developmentally appropriate instruction in physical education using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
Assess and report on student skill development through progress reporting and parent conferencing
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and project-based learning experiences
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the learning and social-emotional needs of students
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (Collaborator, Communicator, Creative Thinker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, and Solution Seeker).
Embody and advance the mission, vision, and norms of the School
General Teaching Responsibilities:
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific and interdisciplinary connections) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Design and execution of well-planned lessons with appropriate connections within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Timely maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective, proactive, and timely verbal and written communication with students and parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information
Maintenance of an organized, inviting, and student-centered learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school-wide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research, Design, and Iteration teams and faculty meetings working toward school-wide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool) and others as assigned
General Coaching Responsibilities:
Build relationships with players that are foundational to success on and off the court or field
Support the mission of the School through athletics
Build a culture of sportsmanship, hard work, and discipline
Develop and implement proper practice plans
Possess exceptional motivational and organizational skills
Partner with coaching colleagues in team development and improved team performance
Communicate and correspond with parents frequently in-season
Serve as a positive role model
Participate in off-season training programs
Establish a working relationship with teachers and monitor student athlete academic achievement
Current Pedagogical Influences include:
Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in physical education or a related field
Knowledge and experience with child development
Proficiency and facility with technological tools and platforms
The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
About Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, Mount Vernon remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).