Physical Education Teacher (#308311)

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Who are we? At STRIVE Collegiate Academy, our mission is to prepare middle school students for success in high school, college, and career. We will achieve this by empowering each student with a literacy-based curriculum aligned across all content areas in a culture that encourages leadership, virtue, and excellence as the foundation for success in all of their endeavors.

STRIVE Collegiate Academy ( is a tuition-free college preparatory charter school serving students of Nashville dedicated to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. We were approved in August 2014 by the Metro Nashville Board of Education. STRIVE opened a middle school serving 120 fifth graders beginning July 2015, with a goal of adding one grade level each year until grade eight. STRIVE plans to serve students in the McGavock Cluster (Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, & Napier) and are committed to going above and beyond to ensure students are successful in high school, college, and life.

Teaching at STRIVE Collegiate Academy STRIVE Collegiate Academy is undertaking a comprehensive, nationwide search for committed, intelligent, hard-working leaders and educators with a track record of success working with urban student populations. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that ALL children can achieve greatness and that college is in an option for each child. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who believes deeply in going above and beyond to help our students succeed. S/he has exhibited success in balancing multiple priorities, building relationships with both children and adults, and proactively solving challenges in collaboration with teammates, all in a fast-paced, educational environment. We are seeking an excellent Founding Physical Education Teacher to join our team.

Every STRIVE Teacher will…

Be Self-Advocates for themselves and our students.

Be Team-oriented by working with peers, students, and families to help support teaching and learning through academics and character.

Be Resilient by demonstrating perseverance and learning through challenging situations to ensure professional and student growth.

Model Integrity by being transparent as educators through self, peer, and school leadership feedback and committing to strengthening skills needed to develop professionally.

Model Virtue by exhibiting moral excellence in what they think, say, and do.

STRIVE for Excellence by providing a top-quality education for every student, every day.

Seeking Founding Teachers, who… • Are 100% dedicated to working with middle school students and believe that all students deserve a high-quality education. • Are committed to building long-term transformational outcomes for students. • Have a deep understanding of their area of expertise; including, but not limited to, supporting the vision and mission of STRIVE. • Are vigilant and inventive planners and can use data to strive for the highest standard of academic excellence. Position Overview The Physical Education Teacher will play a pivotal role in establishing physical fitness at STRIVE. This candidate will need to be someone that can implement the Physical Education curriculum with a joyous culture. The Physical Education Teacher will have an innovative spirit that can bring reading, math, and science to life through physical education. The ability to be adaptive and creative is also important.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop measurable instructional goals and systems to track progress for all students according to the Tennessee Health Standards. • Create, utilize and revise (with data) long-term plans, unit plans, unit assessments, and weekly lesson plans through the Physical Education curriculum. • Plan, prepare, and deliver appropriate lessons using a variety of presentation methods in order to keep students engaged and to meet their individual needs. • Develop and maintain tracking systems that capture student’s progress towards fitness goals. • Use multiple forms of data and technology to inform daily instructional decisions and to personalize learning for students—including targeted intervention and acceleration. • Create and maintain a positive classroom environment that promotes good behavior and adheres to our school-wide culture management system. • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents by communicating frequently to inform them of students’ academic and personal growth. • Research and apply research-based practices to Physical Education. • Lead cultural duties including, but not limited to, breakfast, lunch, morning/after-school duties, and monitor peer teachers’ classrooms. • Plan for and participate in extracurricular activities designed as opportunities to support student’s academic and character development. • Obtain and implement regular observation and instructional feedback for continued growth. • Actively participate in regular professional development. • Lead the school-wide electives/enrichment block planning and implementation process. • Other activities assigned at the School Leader’s discretion to achieve our mission.

Compensation We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.

Be Part of the Founding Team – Apply Today!

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Strive Collegiate Academy

3055 Lebanon RD, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37214
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Student Teacher Ratio*

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% IEP Students*

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