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PE and Health Teacher

Opportunity Charter School
3.1 out of 5
240 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10026
$60,685 - $88,498 a year - Full-time


240 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10026

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Belief in Every Student's Promise

Opportunity Charter School (OCS) teachers are trained in cutting-edge, research-based methodology of evaluating students’ academic strengths and challenges. To maximize each child’s personal development, an individualized education plan is created that is tailored to his or her unique needs. Students receive differentiated instruction in every curricular area with the goal of expanding their higher cognitive thinking.

Performance-Driven and Results-Oriented

Our curriculum will prepare students to take the Regents exams and transition to college or a meaningful career. Our goal is for every student to graduate having achieved a clearly demonstrated academic and social foundation, as well as a deep understanding of their own strengths and challenges. Our teachers are responsible for implementing OCS’s Common Core curriculum, and assessing students in order to appropriately meet their academic needs. We seek educators who are dedicated to improving their instructional practices by working critically and collaboratively with their colleagues.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Measure student progress to encourage the mastery of school district standards
  • Celebrate individual and collective accomplishments by teaching the importance of self-improvement
  • Create appealing lessons that implement a variety of methodologies
  • Cultivate student awareness and ownership of personal performance
  • Design, plan, and implement physical education lessons based on school district/state/national standards
  • Encourage teamwork to set collective and personal development goals
  • Ensure accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of all students
  • Ensure that the physical education environment is clean, safe and constructive for all students
  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, rhythms and dance, health education, and individual, dual and team sports

Competent and capable physical education teachers are professionals who:

  • Are able to communicate their expectations to students and families and work with them to ensure they are achieving personal goals
  • Consistently address the needs of individuals students
  • Demonstrate the use of proven, research-based strategies for effective classroom management, lesson planning, active student engagement, and instructional delivery
  • Support a school’s shared vision and common goals regarding physical education and physical activity

Ongoing, daily duties of physical education teachers include:

  • Employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media that is consistent with the physical limitations, needs, and capabilities of individuals students and/or groups of students
  • Guiding students in maintaining acceptable standards of classroom behavior
  • Maintaining records of individual student achievement and evaluating students on a continuous basis
  • Meeting and instructing assigned classes at designated times
  • Preparing for classes and maintaining written evidence of preparation
  • Upholding and enforcing school rules, school policies, and administrative regulations
  • Working with other members of the physical education staff to plan instructional goals, objectives, and methods
  • Lunch Duty assignments
  • Participation in professional learning communities


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • NY State certification in Physical and Health Education required, SPED preferred;

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,685.00 - $88,498.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New York, NY 10026: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Special education: 1 year (Preferred)


  • NYS Teach Certification in Physical and Health Education (Preferred)

Work Location: In person