THE PARK SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE LOWER SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION POSITION FALL 2023
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park
School Mission The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
The Position: The Park School seeks a full-time Lower School Physical Education teacher (3rd-5th Grades) for the fall of 2023. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in Physical Education. This full-time position includes coaching two seasons, either with Middle or Upper School teams. This teacher will join an experienced Physical Education department in teaching students in Kindergarten through eighth grade and coaching several seasons. All Lower School teachers share in covering routine duties, attend weekly faculty meetings, and other meetings as needed. Park’s philosophy of Physical Education emphasizes the development of physical skills while fostering cooperation, teaching sportsmanship, and developing an enjoyment for physical activity and sport. All students take Physical Education throughout the Lower and Middle School years; the eighth grade program features a series of elective offerings that allows students to explore varied interests and talents.
A Bachelor's Degree is required, concentration in Physical Education strongly preferred
Demonstrated ability to work with groups of students in a school setting
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
Strong communication skills
Coaching experience a plus
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Salary and Benefits: Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. Faculty & Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program: A $5.6 million endowed program, established in 1989, supports summer professional development work by faculty. This program provides full salary and benefits for work on group or individual projects. Approximately 40% of Park faculty participate in FACA projects each summer. Projects are selected through a formal, competitive review process.
Tuition Remission: Under current policy, employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. (Faculty children must meet the same standards for admission as all other applicants.) During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for financial assistance through Park’s need-based tuition assistance program.
Application Process: Due to the large volume of incoming résumés, we cannot accept phone calls. Send a letter of interest, personal statement, and résumé. Please indicate whether you plan to attend any national recruitment forums. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances that will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.
Contact: Priscilla Morales, Associate Head of School The Park School of Baltimore 2425 Old Court Road Baltimore, MD 21208 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties. COVID-19 Please note: Park School currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally required exemptions, as a condition of employment.
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.