Physical Education Teacher: The Atlanta Speech School
Start Date: August 2017
The Atlanta Speech School has evolved over its 78 years into the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy – earning a rising national reputation as the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. The School attracts a staff of the most gifted and committed teaching professionals who apply the research of the nation’s leading brain development and educational experts to achieve transformational language and literacy outcomes for children through its four school divisions, five clinical programs, and Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (“Rollins Center”) professional development program. The School has never turned away a child in need of services based on his or her family’s financial circumstances. All of the School’s efforts are interrelated and intentional, creating a circle of impact that is continually refined and strengthened across all programs. Our mission is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Please visit our website for further information: www.atlantaspeechschool.org.
The Atlanta Speech School is seeking an exceptional Physical Education Teacher to begin August 2017. In addition to teaching experience and a strong background in language development, successful candidates will demonstrate a love of working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment. As a school that always challenges itself to grow in our ability to achieve our mission, we seek an instructor who embodies that same spirit of curiosity and tolerance, commitment to excellence, and ability to both innovate and execute. All work is accomplished in the context of reflecting the highest standards in advancing the mission, values, and principles of the Atlanta Speech School.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
Create and implement a multi-sensory Physical Education and Health curriculum that integrates classroom-based knowledge with physical activity for students with learning differences, grades Pre-K through 6
Engage students in perceptual motor activities using unilateral, bilateral, and cross-lateral activities
Create effective lesson plans to teach physical education appropriate to the age or grade level
Develop student strength, confidence, and well-being by cultivating student awareness, and ownership of personal performance data
Promote teamwork by teaching groups of students how to set collective and personal development goals, by celebrating individual and collective accomplishments, and by teaching the importance of self-improvement/competing against self, rather than competing against teammates
Regularly evaluate student progress toward standards and keep school directors and parents well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data, providing regular feedback and assessments
Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
Participate in school-wide professional development and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as an instructor
Nurture our strong, positive culture of commitment to excellence, a joyful work and learning environment and a caring community
Perform other necessary duties including, but not limited to carpool, lunch and after-school duties
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education. A Master’s degree with teaching experience is preferred
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in teaching and curriculum development
Knowledge of best practices in preschool and special needs early education, particularly related to the value of language and literacy development
Knowledge of recent federal and state legislation concerning schools and standards
Possess patience and extensive knowledge of physical fitness, sports, and exercise
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organization skills
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Salary is commensurate with experience. This 190-day, full-time school position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; subsidized meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, certification, transcripts, and writing sample via e-mail by May 12, 2017. The writing sample should describe what you consider to be essential qualities that a Physical Education Teacher must possess in order to be effective and examples in which you have demonstrated these qualities. The sample should be no more than 600 words.
CONTACT: Iris Goodson
Director of Human Resources email@example.com
Subject line: Physical Education Teacher
The Atlanta Speech School, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability.