Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) seeks a new Physical Education teacher, starting July 1, 2020. The Physical Education teacher is a member of the Physical Education and Athletic Department and reports to the Athletic Director.
LFCDS, located on a 30-acre campus about 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois, is a co-educational, independent day school serving 400 students from age 2 through eighth grade. The School has a long tradition of producing thoughtful, confident, and successful students. Children are known, loved, and challenged at LFCDS, and a state-of-the-art facility provides a remarkable setting for inspired teaching, academic rigor, and attention to individual needs.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented professional who is eager to work in partnership with a dedicated faculty and a supportive community. The School is especially proud of its significant commitment to physical education and its athletic program, which includes mandatory athletics for all 7th and 8th-grade students.
Develop and administer physical education classes consistent with school goals and objectives.
Teach knowledge of, and develop skills and abilities in, physical fitness, coordination, agility, exercise, and sports.
Develop students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; provide a safe and optimal learning environment; offer appropriate feedback regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical education activities and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs.
Ensure effective communication with students and parents.
Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially with physical education and grade level faculty and participation in faculty meetings and committees.
Coach one team per season (fall, winter, and spring).
Professional and Personal Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; a graduate degree in education or a related field is a plus.
Experience as a physical education teacher or coach, especially in an elementary or middle school setting, is desirable.
Proven organizational and motivational skills.
Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well-being of students.
Flexibility in working with others.
A growth mindset and an openness to feedback as the means of achieving personal and professional growth.
Mission Statement: Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references (personal statement optional) in PDF format to the attention of Ted Stewart, Director of Athletics and Secondary School Placement, at email@example.com with the subject line “Physical Education Teacher.” Please send all materials no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.
Lake Forest Country Day School seeks and embraces diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body. LFCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.
About Lake Forest Country Day School
Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS), founded in 1888, is a coeducational, independent preK-8 school located on a 29-acre campus in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, a suburb approximately 30 miles north of Chicago. The School serves families from more than 30 communities. The School is affiliated with the Country Day School movement and is a member of The National Association of Independent Schools, The Independent Schools Association of the Central States, The Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools and The Secondary School Admission Testing Board.
Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.