Elementary PE Teacher (SY 21-22)

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Duties

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You'll create a safe and interactive environment where students feel empowered to engage in physical activity.
You’ll develop students' physical fitness through team building activities, independent exercises such as stretching, cardio, and calisthenics, and structured sports and games.
You will help students build healthy habits in mindset and physical activity.
You'll teach an engaging and culturally responsive PE curriculum that meets the needs of various types of learners in your class.
2. School Culture

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their children’s learning needs.
You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll support morning arrival, lunch duty, student assemblies, class transitions, and after-school dismissal.
You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to foster community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.

Qualifications

Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for working with families in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
An expertise in elementary school education, physical education, sports science and management, kinesiology, physical fitness, or participation in collegiate athletics.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.

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