Recreational Arts (Physical Education) Teacher and Coach
Saint Ann's School
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: RECREATIONAL ARTS (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) TEACHER AND COACH
Saint Ann's School is a non-sectarian K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, NY looking for a full-time PE (called recreational arts at Saint Ann’s) teacher and coach. A school that exists to serve talented, intellectually accomplished, and curious students, we seek faculty who are passionate about their subject and able to convey both information and a love of learning to children of a variety of ages. We seek a teacher who is excited to teach primarily at the middle school level (4th-8th grade). The position may include teaching lower school and high school classes as well. Since our classes are often team-taught, we are looking for someone with strong cooperative skills who is willing to share their enthusiasm with colleagues and students. The position includes a two-season coaching responsibility. We are anticipating openings in basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball for either high school or middle school interscholastic teams. Through our interscholastic sports program we compete in several independent school leagues in New York City.
Our teachers are committed to working with students from different backgrounds and must be invested in the school’s ongoing DEI work. At Saint Ann’s School, we do not give grades or use any other form of comparative metric to evaluate students. Instead, the recreational arts teachers and coaches write comprehensive reports on each student’s progress for their recreational arts electives and at the conclusion of the high school interscholastic athletic season– we do not write reports for non-elective recreational arts classes. This is a major undertaking and not for a reluctant writer, but we find our written reports more rewarding and satisfying than giving grades.
ABOUT SAINT ANN’S SCHOOL
Saint Ann's is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City, known for the breadth and depth of its curriculum in academic disciplines and the visual and performing arts. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a love of learning and sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by bringing together talented teachers with creative and motivated students. Seeking to create a community rooted in trust and equity, we invite each other to take risks, pursue knowledge, and celebrate growth. Saint Ann’s is committed to centering anti-racism in the life of the school.
Adhere to all school, department, and league policies and regulations. Follow teacher and coaching handbooks, and Recreational Arts Responsibilities and Expectations
Conduct assigned classes and practices at scheduled times, allowing time for preparation with colleagues
Submit reports, attendance, scores, game summaries, and equipment requests in a timely fashion
Submit incident reports as necessary; inform dept. chairs and division heads of injuries; inform the athletic trainer if injury occurred during a team practice or game.
Recognize the inherent risk factors involved in each skill or activity including unsafe playing/participation conditions (facility, equipment, and environmental concerns)
Model appropriate behavior in class, during practices and games and foster good sportsmanship
Communicate professionally and compassionately with every member of the community: Division Heads, Grade Deans, Department Chairs, students, families, and colleagues
Write comprehensive narrative reports for each high school student athlete and students participating in recreational arts electives
Attend and participate in parent conferences and school events as well as league and department meetings
Coach two seasons of interscholastic competition
Maintain certification in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Head Injury Management
Seek ongoing professional growth in all areas of the recreational arts curriculum and DEI work
Incorporate a variety of teaching methods to accommodate multiple learning styles
Use positive motivation to create a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment which fosters self-esteem
Develop and conduct progressive lesson and unit plans which accommodate the range of skill levels in the class. Challenging, yet attainable, goals are set for each student
Create a joyful, stimulating learning experience in which to engage the students
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Teaching and coaching experience as well as an undergraduate degree in Physical Education is preferred
Experience playing on a high school or college team is preferred
Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and value of physical fitness and wellness
Demonstrate an accurate, current knowledge of various movement concepts and sport skills and strategies as well as health-related fitness concepts
A strong passion for sharing your love of movement and physical activity with students of all ages is essential
Desire and ability to receive and implement feedback
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
This is a full time position. Base salary of $60,000-$100,000 plus benefits.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter that speaks directly to the school’s mission (you can learn more about us at https://saintannsny.org/) and a resume to email@example.com by April 14, 2023. Anticipated start date of mid-august, 2023. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Saint Ann’s School is a leading independent not for profit school located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a passion for learning and to sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by offering talented students instruction shaped by creative and dedicated faculty, forming a true community of learners from pre-Kindergarten through high school.
With a faculty and staff numbering close to 300, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Saint Ann’s is known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teacher...s with gifted and motivated students; Saint Ann’s students excel in academic disciplines and the arts. Our students are the frequent recipients of national awards and recognition for their accomplishments as scholars and artists, and our graduates (who now number more than 2,000) matriculate at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities and have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, musicians, actors, lawyers, physicians, and teachers, among many other professions. Our faculty include authors and scholars, artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers. Our parent body is accomplished, diverse, and committed to the unique educational mission of Saint Ann’s, and our alumni retain profound connections and loyalty to the School.