Website Sacramento Country Day School

Independent Day School, PreK - 12

Sacramento Country Day School, the regional leader in Pre-K-12th grade independent school education since 1964, seeks a Lower School Physical Education Teacher to add to our excellent faculty.

This is a full-time position with benefits (100% employer paid medical, dental and vision for employee only), beginning August 16, 2024. The salary range is $52,000 to $95,000 depending on education and years of experience. Country Day School embraces the ideals of a liberal arts education. We encourage our students to develop the full range of their capabilities – intellectual, physical, creative, social, and moral, cultivating the habits and skills that will enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

We are seeking an overtly warm and supportive teacher who is:

  • An expert at building a classroom community
  • Skilled in developing and teaching the PE curriculum of movement education
  • Experienced at showcasing students’ PE work
  • A great collaborator who works with teachers to integrate their subjects into PE
  • Engages with parents as partners in their children’s growth and development
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Can meet the needs of a wide range of learners
  • Responsive Classroom training is a plus
  • Has experience with Elementary Movement Education including but not limited to George Graham, Holt, Hale, Parker, Robert Pangrazi


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology or Physical Education
  • Two years or more of PE teaching experience, at the Lower School level (K-5)
  • Single subject teaching credential preferred (CCTC approved program)
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Openness and flexibility in designing improved learning experiences
  • Values collegial collaboration and individual improvement
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging

Physical Requirements

  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The ability to speak clearly and coherently is also necessary. On occasion, the employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, run, and/or jump.

School requirements: background check, First Aid/CPR trained (school sponsored), negative TB result.

Sacramento Country Day School’s mission is to inspire intellectual discovery and engage a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately.  Sacramento Country Day School teachers are active in the school community, many serving as advisors, trip chaperones, and coaches.  The ideal candidate will strengthen various programs and embrace a diverse and powerful learning community.

Sacramento Country Day School is an inclusive community and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. To apply, please send a single PDF file that includes a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three (3) references to Maisae Affour, Head of Lower School, at

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