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Physical Education Teacher

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:


Secondary Education; Physical Education, Health & Wellness

Job Title:

Physical Education, Health & Wellness

FLSA Status:


Exempt; NTA-Unit A

Reports To:

Department Head and Principal

In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants . All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


A physical education, health and wellness teacher provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for students. The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the physical education classroom and/or gymnasium and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; adjusting curricula to adapt to children with disabilities or different physical abilities; collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree;

  • A valid license in Secondary Physical Education and/or Health from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Physical Education or Related Field;

  • Curricula including coursework in physical, health and general education topics, such as exercise philosophy, kinesiology, human development and educational psychology;

  • Demonstrated experience with grade-level learning principles.

  • CPR/First Aid Instructor credentials;

  • Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues including, but not limited to meeting the learning needs of a diverse student body, split-second decision making, creative delivery of content, and navigating technology.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Creates and maintains an effective and developmentally appropriate learning environment for students

  • Prepares daily lessons and activities

  • Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal classroom climate

  • Differentiates instruction for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need

  • Collects data to document student progress and aid in planning

  • Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, and expectations

  • Provides feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration

  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional and learning problems

  • Collaborates with colleagues to improve student outcomes

  • Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and the district

  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings and professional development activities

  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students

  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students

  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch.

  • The teacher is frequently required to stand; while talking and listening.

  • The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry.

  • The teacher is occasionally required to perform heavy lifting of mats and various equipment pieces. Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , Physical Education Teacher, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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