PE/Health Teacher
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY

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The purpose of a teacher's job is to provide students with the opportunity to learn to read, write, problem solve, compute, locate and use information, think analytically, work cooperatively with others, and to meet all district-required curriculum objectives.

Job Functions:

Essential Functions:

1. Plans and implements a program of study that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities within the Sweetwater County School District Number One curriculum.

2. Implements curriculum objectives and goals using effective teaching techniques and materials.

3. Develops, in a cooperative manner with the principal and curriculum facilitators, a plan for the improvement and enrichment of instruction, in accordance with the District's Instructional Platform.

4. Writes weekly lesson plans which describe daily learning experiences which are related to curriculum objectives.

5. Monitors and assesses student progress and provides feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians, in accordance with the District's Comprehensive Assessment Plan.

6. Instructs, Diagnoses and evaluates specific students' needs and seeks assistance of specialists as needed.

7. Communicates aims/objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms.

8. Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students.

9. Assists administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission, philosophy, regulations, and rules of Sweetwater County School District Number One.

10. Creates educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop potential in self-esteem, personal-social adjustment, decision-making, and other life skills.

11. Respects the dignity of each student as an individual and attempts to gain an adequate understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament as a basis on which to meet his/her

needs, and to treat him/her with fairness and courtesy.

12. Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community in a positive, solution-oriented manner.

13. Assumes legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of students in the classroom, on school property, or in attendance at school-sponsored activities at all times, in accordance with the District's code of Student Conduct and maintains a high standard of conduct and good rapport with students.

14. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

15. Assumes professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.

16. Assumes individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning and professional assignments.

17. Maintains accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, School District Number One policy, and administrative regulation.

18. Takes necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

19. Maintains and uses equipment in a safe and orderly manner.

20. Instructs all students in the safe operation of all equipment and watches that students use the equipment in a correct and safe manner.

21. Conducts oneself in a professional manner.

22. Seeks to establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the school.

23. Provides parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children and is discreet with information received from parents.

Other Functions:

1. Attends and supervises curriculum oriented field trips.

2. Attends and supervises all activities for which they are responsible.

3. Attends parent and staff meetings, regularly and on time.

4. Responds to requests for information in a timely manner.

5. Stays informed by reading building and district communications.


Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:

Possess a broad general knowledge of all fitness/health areas with specific ability to perform each of the physical/health activities taught.

Possess a general knowledge of health related topics.

Possess group dynamics and interpersonal skills.

Possess knowledge of physiological, emotional and educational behavioral development of children.

Possess appropriate classroom management skills which includes discipline, record keeping and assessment abilities.

Possess technological and computer skills.

Possess problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment and analytical abilities.

Possess swimming abilities.

Possess first aid and CPR skills.

Specific Qualifications

Elementary and Middle School/Jr. High

Must have a thorough understanding of the growth and developmental characteristics of students at each age and grade level.

Must have the ability to develop and incorporate strategies to accommodate individual differences within the class setting.

Must be able to demonstrate the activities that are required to be taught by the Curriculum Guide established by Physical/Health Educators for Sweetwater County School District #1.

High School

Must encourage maximum student participation at all time.

Must possess the knowledge and skill to help students develop their own lifetime fitness programs.

Should be able to teach the concepts of both individual and team activities.

If teaching swimming unit which lasts for an entire semester, should be a Certified Water Safety Instructor.

Should be able to teach the various life saving techniques and swimming strokes.

Education, License, Certification or Formal Training

Possess all certificates required by the State of Wyoming.

Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree with a Major or Minor in Physical Education/Health.

Shall continue to pursue classes which will promote professional growth.

Physical Demands:

Be able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.

Be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.

Be able to carry up to 25 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.

Environmental Demands:

Be able to spend most of the time inside classrooms with some work outside in cold/hot weather. Be able to tolerate noise up to 90 decibels.