Keys School, a K-8 of approximately 320 students and 45 faculty, seeks an experienced Middle School Athletic Director and PE teacher to begin August 10, 2017. Founded more than forty years ago, Keys offers a constructivist education with concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Today Keys is known for helping students to become compassionate and empathic community members while developing the confidence to find their voice and advocate for themselves.
With a cross-divisional buddy program, ice skating lessons, classes in self-science, and an extensive outdoor education program beginning in kindergarten, the school offers an array of distinctive programs. These experiences, in concert with a strong academic program, prepare students to matriculate to the region’s highly selective independent secondary schools and rigorous public high schools.
The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart. The Lower School campus houses grades K-4, approximately 180 students and 30 faculty and staff. The Middle School campus houses grades 5-8, approximately 140 students, and 30 faculty and staff.
The Middle School Athletic Director and PE teacher teaches the equivalent of three courses, oversees all aspects of the afterschool athletic program, and serves as a Middle School advisor. All faculty participate in the broader life of the school, including other duties, as assigned. The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development; deep knowledge of both team and individual skills and strategy in collaborative sports and games; sound understanding of kinesiology and health and fitness practices; familiarity with authentic assessment practices and current technology; coaching experience in a range of sports; and be of sufficiently nimble mind and spirit to enjoy the challenges posed by early adolescents.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field are preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to email@example.com.
Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit keysschool.org