Physical Education Teacher
TITLE: Physical Education Teacher
LOCATION: Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Valid Illinois Type 03 Teacher Certification with Elementary Physical Education Endorsement 2. Bachelor’s Degree with major or minor in Physical Education preferred 3. For those teachers with specific coaching assignments, physical stamina and skill, and endorsed in specific coaching area.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
JOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil an understanding of the relationship of good body function and exercise; to motivate each pupil to cultivate physical fitness, hygienic habits, and good social and emotional adjustment; to discover and develop talents of pupils in physical achievement; to develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each pupil’s ability.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities. 2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district. 3. Works cooperatively with other teachers in planning a balanced physical education program. 4. Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge’s, and strategies of formal sports, games rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement. 5. Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible. 6. May teach Physical Education classes for handicapped pupils, interscholastic athletics, and/or regular classes . 7. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to insure the over-all safety of pupils. 8. Maintains control of storage and use of school-owned property. 9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas. 10. Evaluates each pupil’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution in team sports. 11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities. 12. Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to establish goals by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines and PERA Laws. 13. Selects and requisitions uniforms, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records. 14. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress. 15. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems. 16. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day. 17. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs. 18. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities. 19. Performs other duties as many, from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Length of contract is one year based on performance.