Physical Education and Wellness Teacher, K–8 Grades
Full Time, approximately 36 hours/week
Salary: $32,000–$41,500 Dependant on education and experience; benefits
A one-year contract for 2019/2020 (Academic Year)
Reports to Academic Director
Sussex School, a progressive K–8 day school located in Missoula, Montana, seeks a kindergarten through eighth-grade physical education and wellness teacher. The physical education and wellness program at Sussex School offers an enriching educational atmosphere that supports critical thinking, courage, creativity, and citizenship in its students and teachers. Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy the flexibility, autonomy, and collaboration associated with progressive education.
The Sussex School physical education and wellness teacher seeks out opportunities for team teaching and works closely with teachers of other disciplines, especially the outdoor education lead teacher. The physical education and wellness teacher also serves as a support for the outdoor education program, which includes leading class field trips, supporting the middle school outdoor adventure program as the “on the ground” lead instructor, and facilitating other school-related expeditions.
Sussex School teachers and students have a shared ethos of “thinking uncommonly and acting exceptionally.” In addition, successful Sussex School teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real-life’ into their classrooms, have a ready sense of humor, enjoy the outdoors, value the arts, and seek out professional development and leadership opportunities.
A degree in education orfield related to physical education/wellness.
At least three years of successful experience teaching.
Strong skills in physical education, Montana-oriented outdoor pursuits, and wellness education.
Passion for student-centered, differentiated instruction.
Commitment to progressive teaching/learning.
An ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all Sussex School community stakeholders.
If you wish to join our fun and hardworking team, please send a cover letter (including a statement of educational philosophy), résumé, and three references to Academic Director Daphne Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org . (Letters of reference are highly encouraged with the application.)
About Sussex School
ABOUT SUSSEX SCHOOL: Sussex is a vibrant kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in Missoula, MT that focuses on the academic, social, and emotional growth of each student through progressive education, small classes, and a nurturing environment. It is a parent cooperative school in which its approximately 125 students love to learn and its teachers love to teach.
ABOUT MISSOULA, MT: Missoula is located in beautiful western Montana. Missoula is a friendly and active community, rich in the arts, and home to the University of Montana. Missoula offers many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and skiing.