Founded in 1970, Worcester Preparatory School is a dynamic learning community of 500 students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The 56 members of the Class of 2017, for example, earned over $5.5 million in scholarships and attend 35 different schools in 18 different states as part of a 100% college-admission rate. Over the years, WPS has placed its graduates in every Ivy League college and university, with equally illustrious institutions such as Stanford, Duke, Harvard, Georgetown, William & Mary, MIT and England’s Cambridge University included among them. The Classes of 2017 and 2018 included 34 Advanced Placement Scholars and one AP National Scholar. The school’s roster of honor societies includes the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Art National Honor Society, International Thespian Society and the Cum Laude Society.
WPS emphasizes character building as part of its overall program. Respecting others, taking pride in accomplishments, accepting challenges, taking difficult courses, having the confidence to speak before audiences, and being willing to work hard are qualities Worcester strives to instill in its students.
The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for developing in each student an understanding of the relationship of good body function and exercise; to motivate each student to cultivate physical fitness, hygienic habits, and good social and emotional adjustment; to discover and develop talents of students in physical achievement; to develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing course of study and other appropriate learning activities.
Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning a balanced physical education program.
Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student, to the extent feasible.
Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to insure the over-all safety of students.
Maintains control of storage and use of school-owned property.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution in team sports.
Selects and requisitions uniforms, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Bachelor’s Degree with a major or minor in Physical Education.
Prior teaching experience.
Able to direct and manage others.
Ability to respond to sensitive matters and/or situations with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.