K-5 Physical Education Teacher

  • Anywhere

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ 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 K-5 Physical Education Teacher will provide wellness and physical health education tailored for a wide range of abilities. Utilizing cardiovascular training, interactive play and physical games, team sports, varied activities, good sportsmanship, and cooperative games, each student has the opportunity to gain an appreciation for physical activity that engenders a life-long habit of activity and exercise. This teacher will partner with the 6-8 PE Teacher/Athletic Director to develop and align the curriculum vertically. This teacher will also coach a minimum of one season of middle school athletics each academic year and participate in teaching after-school micro-sports academies. 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. Further, 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. Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties, active involvement in collaborative divisional meetings, and participation in various student and community activities.

This is a full-time position, beginning August 2020.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Experience in teaching physical education and coaching elementary school-aged children
  • A natural rapport with children; understanding of developmental needs of 5-10-year-olds
  • Highly effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Teaching credential or Masters Degree in Education (preferred)
  • Experience with interdisciplinary teaching and differentiation 
  • Experience and familiarity with the growth mindset and flexibility to adapt 

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 electronically to K-5physicaleducation@rdschool.org by April 20, 2020,  Attn: Johanna Aeschliman. No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful 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.

To apply for this job email your details to K-5physicaleducation@rdschool.org