Join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to Westminster’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. In developing the whole person for college and for life, Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators like you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts and athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming--and we need you to help us!
In our Middle School, you’ll teach and learn alongside ninety other faculty who embody the same intellectual curiosity, wholesome intensity, and creative spirit as our students. As part of a Professional Learning Community, you’ll meet in teams to design lessons, create assessments, share ideas, and innovate for the future.
For our part, Westminster stands ready to support you with exceptional resources, including a Center for Teaching that provides workshops, cohorts, coaching, travel grants, and resources to help you be your best. At Westminster, you are more than just an academic expert; you make a difference in the lives of students, colleagues, and families--and they, in turn, make a difference in yours.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2021
Supervisor: Head of the Middle School
Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position.
Strong academic background in Middle School Physical Education and/or related field(s). General undergraduate degree required. Degree in Physical Education or related field or discipline and/or master’s degree preferred
Two or more years of Middle School teaching experience preferred.
Deep understanding of the developmental and learning needs of Middle School children
Commitment to 21st century instructional strategies and familiarity with National Standards for K-12 Physical Education
Significant experience coaching athletes and working with athletic teams and staff
Proficiency with a range of technologies and the ability to use them to enhance teaching and learning
The desire to continue learning by reading and implementing ideas from professional journals, attending workshops and conferences, taking courses, and collaborating with colleague
OPPORTUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach four sections of Middle School PE
Teach and support students as part of the Homeroom advisory program
Coach at least two sports; priority given to candidates who can be head of program
Co-teach a 2-week immersive, interdisciplinary class duringMayATL
Work directly with other Middle School teachers as part of a Professional Learning Community
Fulfill supervisory duties as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Additionally, successful candidates should demonstrate:
a love of working with Middle School students
an engaging teaching style
the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues
the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment
enthusiasm, flexibility, and a cooperative spirit
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
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About The Westminster Schools
Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls, where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. Founded in 1951, Westminster is guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,870 students in grades pre-first through twelfth, 285 faculty, and 250 staff, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.
Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. Please investigate our website at www.westminster.net for employment opportunities and information about our excellent educational programs.