Middle School Health/Physical Education Instructor The Meadows School is seeking a dynamic, creative, experienced health/PE teacher to create a yearlong curriculum for seventh grade students that addresses their health and wellness needs. This position will also teach at least one PE course or coach. All applicants should have a degree in a health related field and have teaching experience. To learn more about this position, please review the full job description. If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brian Siegel, Middle School Director.
Health and Wellness Teacher
The Meadows School
?Job Title: Health and Wellness Teacher
Reports to: Science Department Chair and Division Director
A health and wellness teacher is responsible for health and wellness instruction and curriculum development including social and emotional learning, and extended activities associated with the science department. In addition to department and section requirements, all teachers are responsible for following requirements and guidelines set forth in The Meadows School Faculty handbook.
Knowledge of and ability to apply current health education pedagogy including meeting the state health requirement for high school graduation.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required in the field of health/science or health/science education. Master’s degree preferred.
Background in education and/or a teaching license is desired.
Ability to demonstrate independent thinking, initiative, and collaboration.
Ability to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as emotional intelligence when dealing with students, parents and colleagues.
Create lesson plans and learning activities for students based on national, local and school standards in health education and research and knowledge of developmental behaviors.
Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, demonstrations and independent practice using a variety of proven methods.
Assist the school counselor in developing and delivering a coordinated curriculum addressing the social and emotional needs of the students.
Provide lessons where data-driven inquiry and problem solving are encouraged, including current relevant topics, and being guided by state requirements.
Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modeling expected behavior and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with the department safety policies and the student handbook.
Maintain and share department resources, including technology, in a professional manner so that they are clean, safe, and available when needed. When new or replacement materials are required, proper procedures for purchasing are followed.
Communicate with parents regarding student progress, potential and behavior periodically through phone or electronic means and at parent and teacher conferences.
Carefully consider instructional feedback in it’s various forms (professional conversations, observations, course evaluations, administrative goals, etc. . .) in self-evaluation, professional development and scholarship.
Actively participate in classes and attend workshops or other professional development opportunities that align with all-school, department, or individual goals.
Attend scheduled department meetings or other activities and actively contribute to the task(s) at hand.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
As required by policies in The Meadows School Faculty handbook
About The Meadows School
Pre-K through 12 independent, non-profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school