St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Middle School:
The Middle School at SPA is a place where students in Grades 6-8 experience the transition from childhood to young adulthood safely and surrounded by adults who care. Our culture is defined by our warm and welcoming community, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our innovative and rigorous curriculum. The Middle School curriculum emphasizes wide-ranging exploration and skill development in specific disciplines, taught by teachers who understand and genuinely enjoy students at this age. Organization and accountability are emphasized, and students learn to take responsibility for managing their work.
In the Middle School, students are challenged to embrace new ideas and think independently. The classroom experience is based on increased academic rigor combined with increased freedom of choice and support for the social/emotional needs of young adolescents is provided using Developmental Designs for Middle School. Finally, the advisory system sets clear standards and expectations for individual behavior and community norms.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher. This is a one year position for the 2021-2022 school year.
Positions Begins: August 2021 and continues through June 2022
Status: Full-time, One Year, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School
Job Description: Candidates should bring experience teaching physical education to Middle School students with a deep knowledge of and appreciation for this developmental age group. Candidates should have experience in nutrition education, health, and fitness for life. Candidates should be able to advise students effectively and otherwise contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom. Training and experience in Developmental Designs for Middle School preferred. Successful candidates will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should support the mission of SPA and the vision of the Middle School.
Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in physical education or a related field and should have experience working with middle school students as a teacher or coach. Candidates should support the mission of SPA and the vision of theMiddle School, and be eager to join a professional community where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching philosophy, letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.