At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school's success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.
Catlin Gabel's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.
Position Title: INTERIM PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Department: MIDDLE SCHOOL/ATHLETICS
Reports to: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD
Time Frame: October 12, 2019 to June 18, 2020
POSITION SUMMARY In collaboration with other PE colleagues, the Interim Middle School PE Teacher is responsible for program and curriculum development, set-up, teaching, student assessment for 6th to 8th grade students. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated use of a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles and have experience teaching the whole spectrum of students. The candidate should be excited to help students build self-confidence through successful exploration and discovery. The candidate must also have legal working status.
Catlin Gabel School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Co-teach five sections of Middle School PE
Work with students to help them develop curiosity, creativity, teamwork, resilience, empathy, independence, time management, and responsible decision making
Create an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for classroom behavior
Collaborate and team teach with other PE teachers and regular classroom teachers to plan and implement a comprehensive PE curriculum based on best practices and national standards
Provide students with a variety of developmentally appropriate opportunities to develop the discipline and skills required to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Design activities that fit a wide spectrum of learners
Communicate in a clear and timely fashion with parents, students and colleagues
Cooperatively work and communicate effectively with parents in conferences and written reports in ways that meet the needs of the students and the school
Serve as advisor to students
Have a high collegial quotient and be a committed and dedicated team player
Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community
Participate in field trips, overnights, and divisional experiential offerings
Pursue professional growth opportunities and be accountable and responsible for individual professional development
Support and follow the Employee Handbook for Policies and Procedure and Middle School professional expectations
Other duties as assigned by Middle School Head
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
BA or BS in teaching PE or closely related field is required
MA or MS in teaching, education, or related field is preferred
At least two years demonstrated effective teaching experience is preferred
Demonstrated experience adolescents is required
Experience in curriculum development a plus
Experience with Understanding by Design instructional planning a plus
Understanding and experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, and performance-based assessment is preferable
Use of internet, e-mail, and other appropriate technology applications
Willingness to sponsor an activity, club, or coach is highly desirable
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.
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