Fort Worth Country Day is seeking a Lower School Physical Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience in an elementary school setting and will have a degree in physical education. Experience working in a K-12 private school is preferred.
FWCD is seeking applicants who will be actively engaged and involved beyond the classroom as a member of a family-centered, independent school community. All faculty are responsible for fostering and nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, ethical and leadership development of their students. Responsibilities beyond the classroom can include service on committees and possible involvement in club sponsorship and/or summer and after-school enrichment programs. Candidates should possess a growth mindset, strong ethical principles and communication skills.
Under the general supervision of the Physical Education Chairperson, Lower School Physical Education teachers develop students' physical skills, abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork. Lower School Physical Education teachers also work to develop students' understanding of the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards physical fitness, hygiene, and good health.
Develop and administer physical education classes consistent with school goals and objectives.
Teach knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports.
Develop students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and social skills; provides a safe and optimal learning environment; offer appropriate feedback regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs.
Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by the division
Ensure effective communication with students and parents.
Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially with physical education and grade level faculty, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
Inspect equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.
Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents and students
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Must have a sense of humor in your work, a friendly nature and quick to smile
Adheres to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity and maturity
Physical Requirements, Working Conditions and Environment
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to participate in physically demanding athletic activities
Intermittently lift, carry, push, and pull up to 15 pounds
Continuously see, sit, balance, grasp, and have repetitive use of arms, wrists, hands, and fingers; and some fine finger dexterity
Intermittently stand, stoop, bend, twist, crouch, kneel, crawl, walk, climb stairs and ladders, operate foot and hand controls, squeeze, and reach above shoulders
Exposure to moderate indoor temperatures; outdoor temperatures of hot and cold
Long or odd hours, as needed
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1072 students in grades K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.