Congressional School seeks a Physical Education (PE) Teaching Assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Physical Education Assistant Teacher is responsible for creating and supporting an environment that fosters and promotes physical fitness and discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement. The Physical Education Assistant Teacher is a member of a collaborative team and teaches across divisions (toddlers through middle school) to deliver a program that is student-centered and focused on developing a lifelong love of fitness and health. The Physical Education Assistant Teacher is knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning and developmental needs of all students including health and wellness. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Physical Education Assistant Teacher is positive, collaborative and innovative.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaches physical fitness and team sports skills using a comprehensive, interactive, and innovative curriculum
Assesses student development and skills development and regularly provides feedback to the Physical Education staff and parents
Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment
Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and areas
Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports
Communicates with parents and the administration on student progress
Attends staff development programs, curriculum development meetings, in-service days and other professional and community activities
Coaches three seasons of various athletic programs
Performs any other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field
Interest in collaborating with colleagues and a passion for working with children
Knowledge and ability to instruct a wide range of sport activities
Prior experience as a teacher, athlete, youth coach, and/or camp counselor preferred
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Congressional School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the School’s policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of any legally protected category and to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 400 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Teachers at Congressional School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Congressional community who embrace the vision, mission, philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and are eager to help the school’s students strive for and be their best. Congressional is a community where learning, growing, curiosity, engagement, hard work, and play are all valued and nurtured.