Job Title: Physical Education Teacher
Job ID 995 – Apply using Applitrack found on MCUSD19 Job Vacancies Page
Reports To: Building Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Days: 183
Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
FY 25 Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Schedule for 2024-2025 SY: Step 1 Salary Range: $43,750 – $52,750 (Bachelors – Masters+45)
Board paid TRS
Benefits Package Available
Maximize the learning experience of students, to 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; support weight fit program for athletes and non-athletes and to motivate students to work towards, physical fitness, hygiene, and good health; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
– Illinois Professional Educators License with Physical Education Teacher Grade 6-8
– Health Educationr Grade 6 through 8 Endorsement (preferred).
-Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
-Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate at the middle school level preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– Engages every student every day in quality learning opportunities.
– Creates meaningful learning experiences within Physical Education classes to address knowledge and skills within the curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
– Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports.
– Develops students’ concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and appropriate feedback to regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
– Conducts ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs.
– 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, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
– Assists in coordinating extra-curricular activities, including student performances, assemblies, and athletic events.
– Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
– Ensures that students conduct conforms to the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
– Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within physical education and grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
– 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.
– Performs other 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
– Knowledge of current physical education instructional methods, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
– Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
– Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding education and students, as well as relating to health education.
– Knowledge of physiology, health and nutrition, biology and biological functions, anatomy, hygiene, exercise, and best ways to promote physical and mental well-being.
– Ability to use computer network systems 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.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires a reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.