Middle School Health and Wellness Teacher

Job | Posted 20 days ago
Position Areas
Physical Education/Health


FullTime Position Mon-Fri  197days per yr,  7.25hr per day
Full Benefits package





POSITION TITLE:   Middle School Teacher

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal


  • New Hampshire DOE Middle School teaching certification

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in High School Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

  • Master’s Degree in related area preferred 

  • One to three years of successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels preferred

SUMMARY:  For Grades 5-8.  Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.


Health Teacher:   Will develop students' awareness and understanding of physiology, health and nutrition, biological functions, and the importance of hygiene and exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards good health. Teaches knowledge and understanding of physiology, health and nutrition, physiology, anatomy, and biological functions.  Develops students' concepts in nutrition, food groups, diet, caloric intake, vitamins, and related topics. 

Physical Education Teacher:  Will develop students' physical skills and abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork; 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. Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports.  Assists in coordinating extra-curricular activities, including student performances, assembles, and athletic events. Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.  Inspects equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.


  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Knowledge of High School curriculum and concepts, including all subject matters taught.

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

  • Develops and administers school curriculum consistent with school district initiatives, goals and objectives.

  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.

  • Teaches all required subject matter as assigned to the grade level, utilizing course of study.

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

  • IEP and 504 plans for students are to be read and implemented

  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

  • Coordinates with other High school professional staff members, especially within grade level and specific subjects, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.

  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the District.

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading.

  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.

  • Performs other position related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


  • Occasionally, Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.

  • Occasionally, Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasionally, Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Seldom, Crawling.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasionally, Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Frequently, Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Occasionally, Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Occasionally, Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

  • Occasionally, Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Seldom, Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.

  • Occasionally, Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.

  • Occasionally, Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Constantly, Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Constantly, Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

  • Occasionally, Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

 The physical requirements of this position 

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • The visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception, and field of vision.

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

  • The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Posted By

Contoocook Valley School District (SAU No. 1)

106 Hancock Road , Peterborough, NH 03458

At the following locations

Great Brook Middle School - Antrim NH

16 School St. , Antrim, NH 03440