FTE: HOURS PER DAY: CONTRACT TYPE: ANTICIPATED START DATE: POSITION REQUIREMENT: PREFERRED ENDORSEMENT:
1.0 8 Continuing SY 2014-2015 Washington State Teaching Certificate or ability to obtain one.
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS:
One of Washington's premiere emerging charter schools, The Village Academy is seeking outstanding candidates to provide direct instruction in physical education and health in grades kindergarten through eighth. Successful candidates will be adaptable and able to teach visual and kinesthetic learners, while placing an emphasis on character development, laughter and joy, and respect for all diversity.
See that school policies and rules/regulations are carried out as outlined by the building principal/activities coordinator and the activities handbook.
Direct supervision and conduct of his/her team until students are dismissed from the building or returned to class.
See that the principal is informed of any program changes.
Carry out the administration of his/her activity regarding: Insurance requirements, parent approval cards, maintaining team roster, accident reports, accountability of uniforms, team transportation, and security of athletes personal property.
Emphasize safety precautions, and be aware of the best training and injury procedures. Current first-aid certification is highly recommended.
Distribute information/activity schedules to building principals, secretary, parents, and participants.
Attend meetings as called by the activities coordinator. The pre- and post-season meetings are required as part of the coaching contract.
Care for and maintain equipment for his/her activity.Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions and physical activities including individual and team sports.
Explain, demonstrate, and modify lessons and physical activities appropriate to the individual needs of the students.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Qualifies for a Washington State teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements as required by law and regulations. If possessing an initial or provisional certificate, the candidate must hold the appropriate endorsement.
A Master's Degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 15 hours in Physical Education, Health/Family Consumer Sciences (all levels).
Five years of successful teaching experience
Strong consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in coaching and special education.
Understand the activity, its safety practice, techniques, rules, and progression of skill development, evidenced by course work and successful coaching of this activity.
Demonstrated ability to individualize and make use of techniques for teaching students of all ability levels. Assesses needs of students, prescribes and implements effective lessons and activities to meet students’ needs through the use of appropriate and current instructional skills.
Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
Be able to instruct students in the techniques and requirements of this activity.
Ability to plan practices, events, and organize all the necessary materials and persons to carry out the sport/activity.
Be able to consistently meet scheduled responsibilities for practice, coaching preparation, competition, and related activities.
Ability to work independently and/or cooperatively under supervision.
Physical stamina to conduct the sport/activity and withstand various weather conditions.
Uses appropriate disciplinary procedures, establishes clear parameters for student behavior, responds properly when problems occur, and helps students toward self-discipline.
Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire. Develops favorable relationships with students; listens to, cares for, and works collaboratively with them.
Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources so that accomplishment and growth occurs.
Relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various disabilities.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and to solve problems; the possession of a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is expected.
Aware of current educational developments and applications, works collaboratively with others; believes in the importance of education, and interested in the welfare of all students.
Uses democratic processes to work out problems in a supportive and understanding non-authoritarian manner.
Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.
Knowledge of effective teaching strategies related to the appropriate age of instruction. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a classroom setting.
Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Right Response or Mandt training.
Experience with visual/ hands on teaching methodologies.
Knowledge and understanding of FAPE, 504, and IDEA.