Interim Physical Education and Health Part-Time Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Interim Physical Education and Health Part-Time Teacher

Redwood Day

3245 Sheffield Avenue

Oakland, CA 94602

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The Physical Education and Health teacher will provide wellness and physical health education tailored for a wide range of ability. Utilizing cardiovascular training, team sports, varied activities, good sportsmanship, and cooperative games, each student has the opportunity to gain appreciation for physical activity that engenders a life-long habit of activity and exercise. This teacher will partner closely with the K-5 PE teacher and 6-8 PE teacher/Athletic Director to develop and align the curriculum vertically. The ideal individual will be familiar with national standards around physical literacy and engage students in their own discovery and empowerment around physical fitness and positive body image. The teaching load consists of two sections of 5th-grade and two sections of 6th-grade physical education classes, in addition to teaching a short series of health classes to 6-8 students during the year. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building a community.


This is a part-time position, 0.5FTE (schedule TBD) beginning ASAP.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in Physical Education or equivalent
  • Experience in teaching physical education and coaching, especially at the upper elementary and middle school levels
  • Experience teaching youth oriented health curriculum or equivalent
  • Experience working in a classroom and coaching environment
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Strong collaboration skills


Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form (available at and submit it electronically by August 31, 2018 to, Attn: Cheryl Ting and Jim Rendle

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning),  sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

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