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6th-8th Grade PE & Wellness Teacher

Website Foothill Country Day School

Position:  6th – 8th Grade P.E. & Wellness Teacher

Position Start Date: August 1, 2023

Reports to: Upper School Director

Position Status:  Full-Time, Exempt


Foothill Country Day School is currently seeking an energetic, creative, and resourceful PE & Wellness Teacher to teach physical education, wellness, and health classes to 6th-8th grade students. The PE & Wellness Teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of health and wellness, engages students in learning experiences that help students foster an appreciation for physical and mental well-being, and creates a safe and interactive environment where students feel empowered to learn about health and wellness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Develop and maintain a comprehensive, age-appropriate 6th-8th grade curriculum that includes proper assessment and evaluation of skills being taught

·       Teach physical fitness, rhythm and dance, team and individual sports, and innovative games that increase fitness, motor skills, and character building among students

·       Collaborate with lower school PE teacher in creating a unified K-8 curriculum

·       Create and deliver a Human, Growth, and Development age-appropriate curriculum to 6th-8th grade students

·       Partner with grade level team to develop academic goals and instructional strategies

·       Form trusting, supportive relationships with students and open, active partnerships with parents

·       Passion and knowledge of working with a diverse student body and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

·       Commit to other departmental, committee, and general school responsibilities such as teaching electives, writing narrative progress reports twice a year, and supervising lunch and breaks on a regular basis

·       Lead an advisory group

·       Manage middle school equipment and purchase any additional needs upon supervisor approval

·       Participate in overnight experiential learning trips for 6th-8th grade students

·       Coach after school athletics

The ideal candidate will have the following educational and work background

·       Undergraduate degree from a 4-year accredited institution in physical education or a related field

·       Previous PE & Wellness teaching experience

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes

·       Understanding of DEIB and its centrality to the Foothill mission

·       A passion and enthusiasm for engaging students in health, wellness, and fitness

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Excellent time management and organization skills

·       A congenial affect and a collaborative, team-oriented working style

·       Flexibility and an appropriate sense of humor

A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
Physical Demands:

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand and walk for long periods of time

·       This position may also require an employee to push, pull, balance, kneel, and lift items up to 40 lbs


·       Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

·       Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Benefits

·       403(b) Retirement Plan Benefits (7% employer contribution upon hire; 8% after four years of full-time service)

·       100% Tuition Remission for all admitted K-8 children of full-time employees (50% for admitted preschool children)

·       Personal, Sick, Holiday/Break, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave with pay

Salary Range:

$50,000-$60,000 annually

Foothill Country Day School provides a competitive salary and an inviting, professional, and collegial working environment. Foothill Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and abides by all local, state, and federal laws in its interview and employment practices.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Katherine Torres, Human Resources Manager, at [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to ktorres@foothillcds.org

6th-8th Grade PE & Wellness Teacher
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