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Middle School Physical Education Teacher

Prospect Sierra School
Middle School Physical Education Teacher – Open Position
Overview of School:
Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a full-time Middle School Physical Education Teacher for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in
El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a “Model School of the Future”, (among only seven schools worldwide), in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website,, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and be responsible for teaching physical education across 5th through 8th grades.

Primary Responsibilities:
§  Teach 5th through 8th grade physical education classes in a developmentally appropriate engaging way and instilling the value of “fitness for life”
§  Create meaningful relationships and an inclusive classroom environment with the students and help them navigate their social, emotional, and academic lives
§  Coach a variety of after-school interscholastic sports at the middle school level
§  Communicate effectively with parents
§  Teach a weekly elective (topic of your choice)
§  Co-lead a student ‘family’ group (about 16-18 students)
§  Co-chaperone an overnight student field trip
§  Participate in other school-wide activities throughout the year, such as committees, team, department, and staff meetings, and occasional evening or weekend school events
The candidate must have:
§  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education
§  Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
§  Strong organizational, communication, and record keeping skills
§  Ability and willingness to work in teams and collaborate extensively with colleagues
§  Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles
§  Ability to foster strong parent connections
§  Initiative
§  Sense of humor
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive.
How to Apply:
Send a résumé (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
Attn: Physical Education Teacher Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA  94530
Fax: (510) 527-3728

Prospect Sierra School