General Summary: Instructs preschool and lower school students in physical activities while providing maximum physical activity time within the class period. Possesses energy and enthusiasm to maximize each student’s potential through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will transfer into a healthy lifestyle.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates a learning environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
Plans instruction consistent with the School’s approved curriculum for Physical Education (PE).
Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social and physical interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Plans a flexible program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
Prepares for classes as assigned and shows evidence of lesson preparation upon request.
Effectively organizes space, equipment, and students.
Provides adequate equipment that allows students to be active.
Establishes appropriate plans for substitute teachers.
Develops appropriate formative and summative assessments to guide instruction and assess student learning with specific, constructive feedback.
Provides regular feedback to students and parents, and uses assessment data to make instructional decisions.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning atmosphere.
Promotes student honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship.
Assists in supervision and maintaining PE equipment and facilities.
Attends and participates in professional meetings, including collaborative teams, division meetings, and professional development.
Works collaboratively with administrators to strengthen the PE program.
Participates and helps coordinate special events.
Initiates, implements, and coordinates a variety of program components which will further enrich the School’s PE program.
Coaches at least two sports programs at the School.
Completes other tasks as deemed appropriate by the School Administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong content knowledge in PE
Secure knowledge of best practices in PE and ice skating instruction
Requirement to coach at least two sports during the school year
Ability to differentiate instruction in mixed ability classrooms
Strong classroom management skills with the ability and the desire to work with a diverse student body
Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain positive professional relationships
Ability to read, comprehend, follow and give oral and written instructions
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills with a strong degree of self- direction and motivation
High level of maturity, confidentiality, and assertiveness
Capable of using tact and diplomacy in dealing with others
Capable of competently operating technology
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education
3-5 years teaching experience at the elementary school level preferred
Proficient ice skater, and the ability to impart lessons
Early childhood experience preferred
Experience in educational technology
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Plus full benefits package and outstanding work enviornment
About University School of Milwaukee
At University School of Milwaukee (USM) you will begin to discover all of the great things that make this School the finest preschool through secondary school in the greater Milwaukee area and in Wisconsin, and one of the top college-preparatory schools in the United States.
USM is a friendly and inclusive community where students, families, teachers, staff, and alumni all come together to create an outstanding environment for students to thrive in. Our students become critical thinkers and problem solvers, and they acquire the character skills, confidence, and work ethic necessary to make good decisions, contribute to society, and enjoy rewarding lives.