P.E. Teacher, Department Chair (Grades 6-12) / Middle School Wellness and Outdoor Ed Coordinator
New Roads School
Location: Santa Monica, California
Type: Full Time
New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.
Reporting directly to the Middle School Director, the Physical Education Teacher / Department Chair (Grades 6-12) and Middle School Wellness and Outdoor Education Coordinator is responsible for teaching Physical Education (Grades 6-12) and supporting the Middle School Administration in creating a positive school culture through meaningful play, sport, and physical activities, with a focus on the value of these activities in building a compassionate and respectful culture that reflects the New Roads core values and commitments. This position works to sustain the climate and culture, within and across grade levels, in which all students can thrive in a generative, compassionate, and empathic, and collaborative community as well as develop a foundation for wellbeing and leadership. This position also works collaboratively with the Athletic Director to help students to build a foundation for wellness and life skills through exercise, nutrition, and athletics and to create a culture of excellence and discipline in athletics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Physical Education Teaching and Department Coordination
Assume primary responsibility of engaging students in physical education and physical wellbeing programming that support student growth and development and life skills
Teach PE and Wellness classes at the middle school level to ensure students participating in Middle School sports are building foundational athletic skills
Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students
Organize games and challenges that promote physical activity
Develop motor skills and physical and mental development
Teach developmentally appropriate classes in a safe and nurturing environment
Teach cooperative games and skills for traditional sports
Provide meaningful feedback to students about their skill development
Responsible for instructional planning, including, but not limited to, providing written lesson plans for the 6th-12th Grade P.E. program
Meet with 6th-12th grade physical education teachers and provide leadership within the curriculum in collaboration with the Director of Athletics
Consistently work to update curriculum with best practices 6th-12th grade
Implement instructional methods of the P.E. curriculum
Ability to establish positive learning expectation standards for all students
Assess student progress and maintain current and accurate records of students' achievements
Establish and maintain reasonable rules of conduct for students while on campus and off campus
Maintain accurate attendance records
Encourage student growth in self-discipline and positive self-concept
Initiates appropriate conferences or meetings when necessary with parents/guardians and administrators in accordance with school procedures
Participates in in-service meetings and professional staff meetings
Coordinate and attend class field trips as needed
May work in extra-curricular and after-school activities
Prepare for and clean up after class activities and in shared teaching spaces
Care and store all equipment
Wellness and Outdoor Education Coordinator
Oversee the scheduling of overnight, class trips and grade level activities/events,
Work closely with the athletic department to promote and encourage student athletes and family participation.
Integrate well-being into the culture and climate of the Middle School-- ensuring students uphold the values of the New Roads mission statement and philosophy during less structured parts of the day
Work alongside faculty and administration to supervise students during passing periods, recess, lunch, and after school programming.
Collaborate with Middle School Dean of Students to develop and carry out the rituals, rites, and traditions of the Middle School
Support the Middle School Admin Team with students that require behavioral intervention strategies
In collaboration with the Middle School Dean of Students, develop a robust Outdoor Education and Leadership strand throughout the entire Middle School division
Oversee the supervision of class trips--ensuring that the community values are upheld by students and faculty.
Establish and build relationships with families, and create opportunities for students and families to grow closer to the school i.e. NRS Spirit events, family game nights, movie nights, etc.
Build enthusiasm for a culture of excellence in athletics
Admissions and Other Duties
Assist in any/all duties relating to teachers, students, and families during admissions season.
Attend any/all admissions, outreach, on-campus/remote events to engage with parents
Participate in committee work, faculty meetings, parent coffees and additional duties as assigned.
Substitute classes when necessary
Work with Director of Athletics to coordinate alignment of physical education and athletic program
Other duties as assigned
Minimum of 5+ years teaching experience
Ability to maintain confidential information
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various departments, colleagues, and families
Commitment and respect for diversity
Understanding of and commitment to the School's mission and goals
Understanding of and commitment to motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
First AID / CPR certified
New Roads School is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.
Work is performed primarily in outdoor settings or interior/classroom work environment
Must be able to remain in stationary position 50% time
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to move oneself around the campus
Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than the first date of work, and to receive any and all COVID-19 vaccination boosters recommended for fully vaccinated persons by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and/or the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, unless employee requests and the School grants an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for employees disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Interested candidates should submit an online application and upload a cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy at: