Isidore Newman School seeks a talented and dynamic physical education teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; be technologically savvy and computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with teams; be willing to contribute to school activities outside of the assigned classroom; possess strong understanding of the developmental level of the students they teach; and genuinely love to work with children and educators in a elementary school level.
The most important qualifications include:
• A bachelor’s degree or higher in physical education or a related field • Substantial teaching and coaching experience • Knowledge of varied pedagogy and trends in instruction and curriculum design • Cultural competency demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences and an orientation toward equity and inclusion. • Professional orientation towards collaboration and innovation • Ability to engage, motivate and develop student learning • A reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning • Enthusiasm for teaching children • A positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills • Must meet and maintain any and all federal, state and local requirements to work in an educational setting • Preferred Certifications include Lifeguard, ASCA Level II, USA Swimming, STSC, CPR/AED/First Aid
Significant responsibilities include
• Plan and execute lessons which meet the differentiated needs of our students including whole group, small group and individual instruction, and fulfill the skills and content of the grade level. • Facilitate the educational and social development of the students. • Create an environment of respect and rapport that is safe and conducive to learning. • Coach multiple seasons at the Middle or High School level as an assistant or head coach. • Use instructional time effectively. • Collaborate positively with the grade level colleagues as well as other lower school faculty around teaching and learning and have a growth mindset. • Assess the students in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, and use assessment to guide instruction for student growth, development, and learning. Complete report cards. • Continue to grow professionally by working with instructional coaches and administration, accepting feedback throughout the evaluation process, attending in-service and professional development/training, in and outside of the school, reading professionally, and actively participating in faculty meetings. • Communicate openly and effectively with parents including but not limited to Parents Nights, Parent Teacher Conferences, Curriculum Conversations. • Participate in field trips and special traditions and activities. • Maintain student records, display student work, maintain a neat and organized environment for learning. • Model appropriate presence daily and ensure that students adhere to behavioral expectations. • Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, updated resume, educational philosophy statement and names of three references via the school’s website: https://newmanschool.applicantpro.com/jobs/
About ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL
Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as infants through young children in Green Trees, a premier early childhood division of the School. Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.