Website Synergy School

We are a progressive, independent TK-8th grade school.

Start: August 2023
60% FTE, Exempt
Location: on campus, in-person, outdoors
Scheduled classes vary throughout the week


This position instructs Synergy students, TK-5th grades. The teacher will plan, develop and deliver grade level physical education classes. The instruction should  adhere to progressive pedagogy and reflects educational standards and best practices, while using a variety of instructional methods. And participates fully as a member of the Educational Cooperative.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Plan, develop and deliver a standards-based, transitional kindergarten through 5th grades physical education progressive curriculum, using a variety of instructional methods
Develop a program which fosters teamwork, collaboration and cooperation among students
Model and demonstrate movements, games, and activities
Use a variety of tools, techniques and equipment to instruct students
Assess the physical development and social growth of students, as it pertains to PE
Manage communication with parents including phone, email, meetings, assessment and reporting.
Practice the Synergy School agreement system and Synergy philosophy regarding growth and change.
Communicate with classroom teachers and learning specialists regarding students with special learning needs. Modify and adapt curriculum
Fulfill duties as a member of the teaching cooperative (supervising students during recess and lunch, drop-off and pick-up curb duty)
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

Experience teaching physical education, coaching sports teams, or physical fitness classes (e.g. yoga, dance)
Preferred Skills

Bachelor’s degree
Ability to develop and implement a project-based, anti-bias curriculum
Commitment to progressive educational practices
Understanding developmental stages and needs for children from 4 years of age through early adolescence, with emphasis on middle school age children
Experience working with neuro-diverse learners
Willingness to fulfill co-op duties
Participate on school committees
Interest in being a part of TK-8th grades learning community
Strong organizational and collaborative skills
Outdoor education experience
Teaching credential preferred

Salary range: $37,600 to $50,690 depending on experience
Send resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.


Synergy School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related), or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS-related conditions or other non-merit factors or any category provided by ordinance.Employee Code of Conduct

The Synergy School Agreement System stands as our guide for interactions with students. Employees are expected to follow the agreements with regards to respect and safe space, which includes tone of voice, language, and physical interactions that are deemed aggressive or sexual. If an interaction between a staff member and student is inappropriate, another member of the cooperative will be brought in to facilitate a conversation to process the incident.

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