The Town School, a nursery through 8th grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks a N-8 Physical Education teacher. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.” As a member of the Physical Education Department, this position reports directly to the Director of Physical Education and Athletics. As a Physical Education teacher at Town one is expected to:
Work collaboratively with co-teachers and the PE Department.
Provide clear and consistently high quality physical education instruction, Teach and lead students in fitness and physical education
Set and maintain high standards for all students, instill the Self, Others, Surroundings
Plan and implement physical education curricula and lesson plans
Develop and use a variety of assessments (peer assessment, group projects, sport education model) that frequently measure student progress
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Travel with their class to Randall’s Island and other facilities for Upper School PE classes.
Participate in coaching duties
The right candidate will demonstrate:
A passion for teaching
Enthusiasm and knowledge of physical education
Values collaboration with staff and parents
Is proactive and dynamic
Flexible, creative, and able to work with a variety of learning styles and age levels.
To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Tony Featherston, Head of School at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
A dedication and commitment to the mission of The Town School
Bachelor’s degree required with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
State certification in Physical Education preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.