Physical Education Teacher
2 months ago
Primary
North Central / Lewiston
Job Description

Palouse Prairie Charter School (PPCS) is looking for a highly qualified, highly motivated candidate to teach physical education to grades K-5 and lead Adventure. Teacher candidates will instruct school-age students on healthy living, exercise and physical fitness including an element of social-emotional wellness in all lessons; potentially lead students in outdoor adventure and investigations of the natural world; teach with an emphasis on cooperation rather than competition; organize and supervise students during class activities; instruct students on proper exercise routines and technique and use norms to ensure emotional safety and to promote courage and risk-taking in intellectual and physical adventure.

Must have experience creating engaging lesson plans; knowledge of P.E. curricula; extensive knowledge of physical fitness, sports and exercise; planning classroom activities to motivate students; coaching students individually or as a group; communicating with parents and other teachers about a student’s progress. In addition, teacher candidates will lead an outdoor adventure program with support staff that incorporates team-building, courage, and risk-taking activities in the natural world.

This job demands a professional that believes that all young adolescents can succeed and who is dedicated to growing their practice in a professional learning community. All teachers at PPCS must work to support, engage, and hold all kids accountable through the implementation of the EL Education model of education (https://eleducation.org/). Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Jeneille Branen at jbranen@palouseprairieschool.org.

Why Teach at Palouse Prairie Charter School? EL Education schools were founded on the ideals of Outward Bound and organize their curriculum around rigorous, multidisciplinary learning units called expeditions. The PPCS faculty enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program, including team-teaching; caring for students; developing curriculum and standards; leading students in service on and off campus; experiential methods of learning in environments outside the classroom; participating in shared decision-making; and engaging in professional development.

What Makes a Good PPCS Teacher? Each Palouse Prairie teacher has a profound respect for the life of the child and believes that all young people are capable of great intellectual achievement and profound compassion. Palouse Prairie teachers are familiar with research on the teaching of reading, writing, math, and science, and they are comfortable with collaborative curriculum planning, working with students from various learning backgrounds, team-teaching, and working together with parents to help students achieve academic and personal success. In addition, the Palouse Prairie faculty is creative, innovative, and caring. The school community actively encourages teachers to remain intellectually engaged in their individual content areas as well as creatively inspires faculty to take on new intellectual and social challenges while continuing to hone their practice as teachers.

Teaching Positions at Palouse Prairie Charter School: PPCS prefers candidates with the following qualifications:

● Current K-8 Idaho Teaching Certificate with a focus on Health Enhancement and Physical Education

● Appreciation for the life and mind of the child

● Sense of humor and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and spontaneity

● Teaching experience at the appropriate grade levels consistent with PPCS’s constructivist, project-based educational philosophy

● Understanding of how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student

● Ability to manage student behavior in a caring, compassionate, effective manner

● Strong desire to teach in a demanding, cutting-edge program in which all aspects of school life are open for discussion, reflection, and continuous improvement

● Collaborative approach to working with a diverse population of children and adults

● Deep and abiding sense of inquiry

Position open until filled.

Compensation depends on experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, and optional vision insurance coverage as well as payment into the state employees’ retirement plan (PERSI).

Extensive on-site professional development delivered by EL Education school designers, and opportunities for off-site professional development opportunities at EL Education Institutes, Site Seminars, and Conferences (PPCS pays for courses, airfare, lodging, substitute teacher, and daily per diem)



Equal Opportunity Employer

Palouse Prairie Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.