The Well School (www.wellschool.org) has been an innovative leader among elementary schools in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire for over 50 years. Since its inception, the school has offered an education focused on the whole child using a curriculum that embraces outdoor experiences and the arts and emphasizes community participation. The school’s core values of kindness, cooperation, and respect permeate daily life on campus. A deliberately small community, The Well School currently enrolls 110 students.
The Athletic Director and Physical Activity Teacher reports directly to the Head of School. This position is responsible for developing lesson plans; delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines: nursery through eighth grade; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or class issues; supervising students within the athletic fields and other assigned areas; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding student progress and the athletic programs, among other related responsibilities.
The Athletic Director and Physical Activity Teacher will seek to model the school’s philosophy of education through instruction and example, and provide lessons that meet the school’s requirements as well as students’ interests and capabilities. The Athletic Director and Physical Activity Teacher will take precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities, and will keep accurate records.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Report to work by 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and leave between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m., pending staff meetings, parent meetings, and sporting events
Managing the athletic department and programs
Establishing budget with help of business manager
Coordinating games, practice and event schedules
Hiring and assessing coaches.
Maintain awareness of standards and safety
Attend and help facilitate five Saturday school days throughout the academic year
Create and/or implement the school’s recommended curriculum
Differentiate instruction based on student level
Maintain records of student work, student progress, and attendance
Collaborate on progress reports and report cards
Monitor students in a variety of educational settings
Handle social, emotional, and behavioral issues as they arise
Report safety and wellness incidents to maintain students’ personal safety and adhere to state law
Work to be an example of and promote healthy interpersonal relationships with coworkers and students
Prepare/set up equipment prior to the first day of school.
Set up equipment prior to class.
Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Prepare and implement lessons plans, providing for appropriate learning experiences for each student, nursery through eight grade.
Demonstrate skills being taught; assist students in performing skills.
Teach safety rules related to each activity.
Assess fitness levels; perform fitness testing once a year.
Research, and order physical education and recess equipment.
Plan, organize, and coordinate Winter Fun day; develop activities; set up for activities.
Monitor and evaluate student skill levels and outcomes.
Maintain student records following established procedures and practices.
Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff, and the community.
Create and supervise after school activities.
May plan and supervise field trips following established procedures.
Update web site information related to the athletic program.
Serve on special committees, and fulfill responsibilities of a committee member.
Attend planning meetings, team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings of groups according to membership in those groups.
Monitor use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities.
Attend in-service training and workshops.
Knowledge of emergency plans for the school, such as lockdown procedures.
Participate in fire drills, as required.
May be asked to become involved in community initiatives or other fitness related community activities.
Bachelor’s degree in physical education, elementary school education or similar, Master’s degree preferred
Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods
At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a school or youth-serving organization
Outstanding organizational skills
Proficient computer skills
Valid driver’s license
Availability to work extended hours on occasion
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach
Able to work well collaboratively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
The Well School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Additional Salary Information: several opportunities to supplement salary.
Internal Number: 2021-03
About The Well School
The Well School is an independent day school for Preschool through 8th grade in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The school's mission is "to inspire confidence, passion, and a love of learning in every child." Our philosophy emphasizes a solid academic and experiential foundation, small class sizes, and the importance of the arts, the outdoors, and physical activity. The Well School is a place of excellence in teaching and learning, as well as a supportive environment in which every student can grow and discover his or her whole self.