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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3728951
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 24, 2021

Job Description

Department: Secondary Education; Physical Education, Health & Wellness
Job Title: Physical Education Teacher FLSA Status:
Exempt; Unit A
Reports to: Coordinator of P.E.H.W. and Building Principal
In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual’s qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


A physical education teacher provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for students in middle school.  The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the physical education classroom and/or gymnasium and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; adjusting curricula to adapt to children with disabilities or different physical abilities; collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress.    


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A valid license in Physical Education from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education
  • Curricula including coursework in physical, health and general education topics, such as exercise philosophy, kinesiology, human development and educational psychology
  • Demonstrated experience with grade-level learning principles

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Creates and maintains an effective and developmentally appropriate learning environment for students
  • Prepares daily lessons and activities
  • Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal classroom climate
  • Differentiates instruction for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need
  • Collects data to document student progress and aid in planning
  • Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, and expectations
  • Provides feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional and learning problems
  • Collaborates with colleagues to improve student outcomes
  • Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and the district
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings and professional development activities
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:
  • Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night).
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch.  The teacher is frequently required to stand; while talking and listening.  The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry.  The teacher is occasionally required to perform heavy lifting of mats and various equipment pieces.
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Substitute
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newton Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Kendall Sorensen
    • 100 Walnut Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02460

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