Elementary Physical Education Teacher

Southwest Local Schools / Crosby Elementary

Physical education instructors in an elementary school teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Their primary responsibility is to engage the children in physical activity, but the job of an elementary physical education instructor goes well beyond playing games and sports. Physical educators must stress the importance of maintaining a healthy way of life, through both exercise and positive lifestyle choices.

 Elementary Physical Education Instructor Job Duties
 Elementary-aged students differ in their physical ability. It is the job of the physical education teacher to involve students equally and to plan activities that benefit all students. The teacher is to be a coach, referee, teammate and motivator. A physical education instructor must engage the class in both team sports and individual activities, while explaining the safe and correct way to engage in physical fitness. In addition to teaching physical fitness skills, the physical education instructor teaches social interaction skills

Most U.S. states require a specific amount of physical education per week in elementary schools. Physical education instructors meet with students throughout the school day and teach them proper exercise and healthy living techniques. Physical education instructors are expected to construct age-appropriate lesson plans, while adhering to state mandates.

Essential Functions

Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school district 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 so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.

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.

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 Southwests Local School system.

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.

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 elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, 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 might take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation (Daily supervisory duties assigned by the principal).

Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.

Additional Duties
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 teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

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.

Salary range will be in accordance with the Negotiated Master Contract.

Satisfactory BCI and FBI background checks are required.

Beginning date is August 16, 2021. New Teacher Orientation will take place prior to the start of school.

Qualifications Profile Certification/License
Ohio State Certification as an Elementary Physical Education Teacher
Ohio State Certification in the appropriate grade level.

Education Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Physical Education (grades K-5).

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