Portledge School was founded in 1965 and is located on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. Approximately fifty minutes from NYC by train, Portledge is nestled on a pastoral 63 acre tree-lined campus that is known for its cherry blossoms in spring. Enrolling approximately 515 students in grades PN-12, Portledge offers a competitive college preparatory program in a warm, inclusive community. We seek to inspire our students to realize their individual potential by developing the critical thinking skills and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning in an increasingly complex world. Portledge is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Portledge School seeks to hire a dynamic individual to chair the Health and Wellness department for all school divisions. Some responsibilities include writing curriculum for Health classes in grades K-12, teaching Health classes in both Middle and Upper Schools, developing and implementing a health and wellness program, teaching Upper School PE, coaching Middle School and/or Varsity teams, and serving as a Middle or Upper School advisor to approximately eight-ten students.
Our faculty work in a warm, collaborative environment...
Delivering consistent high-quality instruction, mentoring and teaching to students
Participating in collaborative planning and ongoing professional development and a professional learning community
Staying current with educational research and pedagogy related to classroom instruction and educational trends
Maintaining online Atlas curriculum database for courses taught
Attending a minimum of 4-6 evening/weekend programs that support the community throughout the year
Lifelong, intellectual learners who have a passion for teaching and mentoring children
Interested in and committed to teaching subject matter from multiple cultural perspectives
Clear about instructional goals
Knowledgeable about content
Clear communicators with their students about what is expected of them and why
Knowledgeable about their students
Willing to teach students metacognitive strategies
Prepared to offer effective feedback
Excited about and responsible for student outcomes
BA Degree minimum; advanced degree preferred in relevant area(s)
Teaching certification preferred; required for all elementary teaching positions
Training/experience with Project Based Learning desired
Candidates with formal teaching experience given preference
Superb written and oral communication as well as organizational and time management skills
Belief in the value of all types of diversity within a school
A commitment to the qualities embodied by the Portledge pillars: Kindness, Purpose, Honor, Respect
Desire to nurture the whole child and to support students by attending all school events such as art, music, theater, athletics and community functions.
Committed to teaching and nurturing social emotional learning of children
Commitment to excellence and to professional and personal growth
Familiarity with and ability to use Google docs, drive and slides as both a professional collaboration tool and an integrated instructional tool in the classroom
Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students
Prior athletic coaching experience in sports offered by Portledge