Requirements: Master’s Degree in Physical Education strongly preferred

Reports to:  Lower School Division Head

Primary Responsibilities:

Teach physical education classes Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2; collaborate and co-create units of study with colleagues to design learning experiences for students; communicate and partner with parents and grade-level teams to provide information about student learning and physical development

Hours/Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $75,000-$120,000 Annually (Salaries are based on years of experience)


Expectation of Employee Civility and Commitment

The Hamlin School seeks to hire employees who will support and implement the school’s mission and Creed at all times. Hamlin employees are known for being compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals who treat their colleagues and supervisors with respect and who take seriously the daily care of Hamlin students.

Hamlin students are celebrated because of their curious minds, joyful work ethic, and intellectual tenacity in the classroom; that said, the school is convinced that ensuring the students’ academic growth is only one part of its work. All Hamlin employees, whatever their role or title may be, must pay close attention to the students’ social-emotional well-being, their physical and mental health, and their moral development.  Hamlin employees are committed to their own professional growth; as such, they pay close attention to the research and innovations that impact teaching and learning. All employees are expected to be flexible thinkers and nimble actors in support of the school’s overarching strategic goals and daily commitment to academic and ethical excellence.

At The Hamlin School, we are committed to a policy of equal employment for all applicants and employees. As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, we recruit and hire applicants with diverse backgrounds and with professional experience that shows their commitment to K-8 education and being a contributing member of the community.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Design, articulate, and implement Lower School Physical Education Program program for a range of learners in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2
  • Work in close partnership with other physical education teachers to advance a K-8 program that is coordinated and aligned with the school’s mission of excellence in education for girls
  • Work effectively with young girls of all body types and range of gross and fine motor abilities
  • Design and execute lessons which foster collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Collaborate with Lower School homeroom teachers and other specialists to integrate motor development and physical movement in other curricular areas
  • Support K-8 Field Day preparation in collaboration with the Physical Education Department
  • Identify materials, resources, and technology needs for program
  • Incorporate appropriate technology tools and resources for instruction
  • Create and update web page(s) and blog(s) to support marketing and communication
  • Communicate with parents about the goals of the physical education program
  • Attend collaborative and confidential discussions to share information about student needs
  • Actively participate in division meetings, admissions, and other important school events
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Evaluate students on a semester schedule with written report cards
  • Supervise students in other venues such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Perform other duties consistent with the above responsibilities

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