Physical Education Teacher 2023-2024 School Year

Website Libertas School of Memphis

Background

Libertas School of Memphis is a Montessori, liberal arts public charter elementary school serving a high-need neighborhood in Memphis. Our mission is to be a school for human flourishing: cultivating minds, hands, and hearts for lives of wonder, work, and love. We offer students from preschool through fifth grade a rich, rigorous, and personalized education through Montessori learning, supported with rich liberal arts content through Core Knowledge, and the best practices of high-performing urban schools. This work is done within an attachment village of supports between school, families, and our community.

Role Summary 

  • Lead Physical Education classes for groups of approximately 20-25 elementary-aged children to promote physical activity, develop motor skills, and encourage proper exercise and healthy living.
  • Full-time role (approximately 7:30 AM – 3:30 p.m. daily, Wednesday staff meetings until 4:30 p.m.)
  • Assist with periodic school events outside of the normal schedule.
  • Supervise students within the classroom and outside of the classroom as needed, including at lunch, recess, and nap.
  • Reports to: Principal.
  • Key relationships: students and classroom teachers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Traits

  • At least two years of effective teaching or coaching experience in high-need communities and/or Montessori environments preferred.
  • State teaching license with physical education endorsement strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • Exceptional group management skills, including the ability to manage a group of 20-25 children in a physical education setting.
  • Willing to serve all children, regardless of background or needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting.
  • Fortitude for the challenges we will face.
  • Flexible, takes initiative, and has a strong sense of personal ownership of responsibilities.
  • Work collaboratively, with a growth mindset.
  • Give and receive feedback in a spirit of craftsmanship.
  • Model of character and virtue.
  • Dedication to support human flourishing through the school’s philosophy of wonder, work, and love for all students.

Compensation

  • Salary/wage competitive with the local school district and nearby charter schools.
  • Eligible for increases, bonuses, or stipends for performance or additional duties.
  • Investment in faculty professional development and growth.
  • We also offer to eligible applicants our Teacher Residency program, which provides financial sponsorship and additional coaching and support to achieve state licensure and/or Montessori certification. Please contact us for more details.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Deferred pay model distributes salary throughout the year (including breaks and vacations).
  • Health and retirement benefits similar to or better than market averages.

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