Title of Position:
Physical Education, Health & Wellness Teacher
Middle School Level, grades 6-8
1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
Dual Certification in Health and Physical Education is required to apply.
2021-2022 School Year
Placement on the Teachers’ Salary Scale according to education and experience.
or Line of Authority:
Directly responsible to the School Principal, Supervisor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.
Promote learning and growth of all students providing high-quality instruction, authentic and meaningful student assessments, analyzing student data, using data to improve instruction, continuously providing students with constructive feedback, and continuously refining learning objectives. Maintains instructional practices that establish high expectations, create a safe and effective learning environment, and demonstrate cultural proficiency. Effectively partners with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations to promote learning. Maintains an ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice as a professional educator.
- Teaches wellness/physical education and health classes.
- Promotes school health/wellness, health awareness activities (both curricular and extracurricular) for students, staff, and parents.
- Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and the pedagogy it requires by engaging students in learning experiences that enable them to acquire complex knowledge and skills in the subject.
- Demonstrates knowledge of developmental levels of students and the different ways students learn by providing differentiated learning experiences to enable all students to progress toward meeting intended outcomes.
- Designs units of instruction with measurable outcomes and challenging tasks requiring higher-order thinking skills that enable students to learn the knowledge and skills defined in state standards/local curricula.
- Designs and administers informal and formal assessments, including common interim assessments, to measure each student’s learning, growth, and progress toward achieving state/local standards.
- Organizes and analyzes results from assessments to determine progress and uses findings to adjust practice and identify and/or implement appropriate differentiated interventions and enhancements for all students, including those with disabilities and English learners, using various methods, including but not limited to, tiered instruction, scaffolds and adapted instruction and/or materials to accommodate differences in learning.
- Based on assessment results, provides descriptive feedback and engages students and families in constructive conversation that focuses on how students can improve their performance.
- Defines high expectations for the quality of student work and the perseverance and effort required to produce it.
- Uses instructional practices that are likely to motivate and engage most students during the lesson.
- Develops and maintains an environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the district.
- Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
- Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
- Uses rituals, routines, and appropriate responses that create and maintain a safe physical and intellectual environment where students take academic risks and most behaviors that interfere with learning are prevented.
- Uses strategies and practices that are likely to enable students to demonstrate respect for and affirm their own and others’ differences related to background, identity, language, strengths, and challenges.
- Shares with appropriate colleagues (e.g., general education, special education, and English learner staff) conclusions about student progress and seeks feedback from them about instructional or assessment practices that will support improved student learning.
- Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.
- Updates parents on curriculum throughout the year and suggests strategies for supporting learning at school and home, including appropriate adaptation for students with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
- Employs two-way communication with families about student performance and learning and responds promptly and respectfully to communications from families.
- Shows understanding of and sensitivity to different families’ home language, culture, and values.
- Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
- Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and School Committee policy.
- Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
- Reflects on the effectiveness of lessons, units, and interactions with students, both individually and with colleagues, and uses insights gained to improve practice and student learning.
- Seeks out and applies ideas for improving practice from supervisors, colleagues, professional development activities, and other resources to gain expertise and/or assume different instruction and leadership responsibilities.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.
- Attends and participates in faculty meetings.
- Accepts a share of responsibility for co-curricular activities as assigned.
- Demonstrates sound judgment reflecting integrity, honesty, fairness, and trustworthiness and protects student confidentiality appropriately.
- Consistently fulfills professional responsibilities; is consistently timely and reliable with paperwork, duties, and assignments; and demonstrates regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned by building principal.
- Must be certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education in Physical Education (covering grades 6-8) and Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (covering grades 6-8).
- Bachelor’s or higher earned academic degree.
- Successful teaching experience preferred.
- SEI endorsement a plus.
- Bilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese) a plus.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent of Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.
- Technology Use – School System Data base, standard Microsoft and Google products and web-based sites.
- Learning Strategies — Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation.
- Written and Oral Comprehension and Expression — Read and understand information in writing and listen to and understand spoken information and ideas. Able to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
- Team Player— Being respectful as part of a team and displaying constructive, collaborative behaviors.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the Marlborough Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, and sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.