Stone Ridge is seeking a Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach to begin work on August 13, 2019.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
The Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach is responsible for teaching physical education and coaching, in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education. Working closely with colleagues in the Athletics Department and throughout the School, s/he creates and updates plans for content, quality, and continuity of curriculum. S/he actively collaborates with Learning Strategists, Educational Technologists, the Librarian, and the School Counselors to develop strategies to support all students. S/he attends all faculty and employee meetings, serves as a student Advisor, fulfills other faculty duties, and maintains good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports and responses to parents’ inquiries.
The Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach assists with events related to the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Enrollment Management as needed. The Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach collaborates with colleagues in the Department of Athletics to plan, organize, and execute activities for Father Daughter Field Day. In collaboration with staff or event manager, the Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach assists with the planning, organization, and execution of special events such as Blue/Gold Induction Ceremony, Gator Game Day, Banquets, Athletics Council meetings, etc., ensuring all details on site are planned accordingly.
Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the Stone Ridge website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and a cover letter addressed to Ms. Corinne Fogg, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, all in PDF format.
The ideal candidate is flexible in serving the physical education and coaching needs for the entire School, primarily teaching and overseeing physical education classes in Grades 5-8, while coaching or assisting with Upper School sports teams or after-school Upper School physical education classes throughout all 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring). S/he will have experience in teaching and coaching, ideally in an independent school and with the sport of soccer, although applicants with experience in coaching any sport are welcome to apply. S/he demonstrates familiarity with/has experience teaching in the model of Understanding by Design; likewise, s/he possesses a capacity for working with a range of learning abilities. S/he demonstrates a collaborative spirit, excellent communication skills, and creativity.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
About Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, mission-driven, student-centered educational community of over 650 students, Early Childhood Program through 12th Grade, in Bethesda, MD. Rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education – personal and active faith in God, deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness which impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom – Stone Ridge draws motivated students from throughout the Washington, DC area.