Peoria Academy, an independent, coeducational, progressive PK-8 school founded in 2000 in Peoria Illinois, seeks a Physical Education and Health teacher to join our community beginning immediately.
Peoria Academy has entered into candidacy to become an International Baccalaureate World School, and will be implementing the Primary Years Programme in PK-5 and the Middle Years Programme in grades 6-8. The Physical Education and Health teacher will be an essential member of our IB faculty, delivering engaging lessons to PK to 8th grade students in a variety of athletic areas and health related fields of study.
Peoria is a vibrant, small city in central Illinois. Located about 2.5 hours from Chicago, Peoria is home to Caterpillar, the University of Illinois Medical School, and Bradley University. Offering a family friendly lifestyle and low cost of living, Peoria is a great place to raise a family and make a home. Peoria Academy’s students join us from many towns and cities in the Peoria region and represent remarkable domestic and international diversity, with 13 different languages spoken in our students’ homes.
The Physical Education and Health teacher will also have opportunities to build athletic programming in our before and after school programs, and to promote a healthy lifestyle through community engagements and initiatives.
Please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and a list of three professional references to:
Head of School, Peoria Academy
This position is a compelling career opportunity for a teacher who seeks professional growth and collaboration while enjoying the benefits of a strong community, small class sizes of engaged learners, and a supportive environment.
We seek a team player with a love for children, excellent communication and collaborative skills, and a can-do attitude.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications:
Peoria Academy is a diverse community of students, parents, and educators working together to provide a rigorous educational experience. Using progressive techniques that nurture the whole child, our independent school fosters intrinsic motivation, resilience, and creativity.