Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.
Westtown School is seeking a dynamic, culturally competent health & wellness educator to lead and to teach in its K-12th grade health department. We are seeking a candidate who is able to create, deliver and oversee classroom lessons in all 3 divisions in the areas of social emotional health, stress management, drug and alcohol education, sexuality education, nutrition etc.
This person will work directly with administration, the school’s health center staff and other department chairs to advocate for the health and wellness of Westtown’s student body as it relates to current health and wellness trends.
Responsibilities will include:
Teach at least one section of 9th grade health - our signature upper school course. This course covers all areas of personal wellness - stress management, nutrition, sexuality education, drug education, etc.
Oversee and coordinate the curriculum of all other health-related courses in the LS/MS/US.
Stay up to date on current health trends in the adolescent community.
Coordinate with US dean on health and wellness related initiatives on dorm.
Candidates should have:
A bachelor’s degree in Health Education, (Advanced degree preferred)
Ability to utilize classroom technology.
A strong command of communication skills to bring various constituencies together around a common goal.
Experience teaching “sex positive” sexuality education in an independent school setting.
The ability to create a safe space for students of all cultural backgrounds to explore and discuss sensitive topics.
Interested qualified candidates send a cover letter and resume to: Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.