Mark Day School seeks a collaborative, innovative educator with a passion for teaching physical education, leading students in daily fitness and physical activities, and coaching. Join us and teach in a community characterized by academic excellence, student-centered teaching methods, close collaboration between colleagues, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The successful applicant for this position will help advance the school’s mission with positive energy, creativity, dedication to a diverse and equitable community, love for children, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to collaborate in partnership with the wider school community.
Students participate in a daily running program to build fitness over time thorough consistent application of effort and skill. They learn the value of fitness as part of a healthy, active life and participate in daily activity units across multiple sports designed to teach skills, teamwork, resilience, a sense of fair play, and ethical behavior.
Opportunities and Responsibilities
Teach daily Physical Education in grades four through eight.
Teach daily PE to one section each in grades four through eight (approximately 20-27 students).
Demonstrate multicultural competency in pedagogy, including innovative teaching methods as well as recognizing and responding to various learning profiles.
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.
Collect assessment and feedback information longitudinally for PE students and share with PE teaching colleagues during the semester and to contribute to the report card writing process.
Collaborate closely with the primary supervisor, Mark Day’s Upper School PE Teacher and Athletic Director, on the planning and implementation of the daily PE program.
Provide after-school athletic coaching throughout the year - a minimum of one sport per season for two days a week over each of our three seasons. Coaching a team has generally been two afternoons per week.
Supervision duties for recess, lunch, and other times as assigned
Faculty meetings when not in conflict with after-school coaching for Mark Day teams.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
PE and coaching experience
Knowledge with physical education, fitness, and health
Proven track record of working effectively to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Strong skills with initiative, follow-through, organization, collaboration, and communication.
More About Mark Day School
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.