Upper School Physical Education & Wellness Teacher
Dedicated to excellence in academics, the development of faith, and an emphasis on the whole child, Oak Knoll, a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools, offers a premier college preparatory program for girls in its grades 7–12 Upper School. For a position to begin in August 2021, Oak Knoll is seeking an experienced and collaborative Upper School Physical Education & Wellness teacher to join its dynamic Upper School faculty.
Teaches physical education and health and wellness courses to a range of students in grades 7-11
Teaches driver education to grade 10 students
Evaluates and designs physical education and health and wellness curriculum
Serves as an advisor to a small group of students
Ensures timely communication with parents on issues concerning students’ learning needs
Participates in Parent-Teacher conferences
Collaborates with Lower School Physical Education department to ensure curricular alignment
Engages in continuing professional development
Participates fully in the life of the Upper School, including attending faculty meetings and in-service
Performs other duties as assigned by, and in support of, the Division Head and Head of School
Reports to theDean of Teaching and Learning and the Upper School Division Head
A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or a comparable field, with a master’s degree preferred
A New Jersey Teacher of Driver Education Certificate preferred
Prior experience working in a school setting and coaching experience is desirable
A commitment to girls’ education and to the educational mission of the Catholic Church through the philosophy and spirituality of Cornelia Connelly
An ability to connect with students to develop healthy and supportive relationships
A thorough knowledge of physical education and wellness curriculum
Knowledge of current trends in pedagogy including project-based learning and other student-centered approaches
Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written), organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
A desire and an ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, parents, and other constituents with fairness, respect, consistency, and integrity
Highly collaborative and self-motivated
A growth mindset and commitment to professional development
Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and a commitment to ongoing growth in this area
Fluent with and willing to continue to learn technology
An ability to maintain confidentiality
A willingness to engage in all aspects of the Oak Knoll community while promoting and supporting the OKS mission, vision, and values
About Oak Knoll
Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, Oak Knoll is a Catholic, independent day school with a coeducational Lower School (K-6) and an all-girls Upper School (7-12). As a member of the Holy Child Network, Oak Knoll is grounded in the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, who valued the growth of the whole child “in all learning and all virtues.” Located on 11 acres in suburban Summit, NJ, Oak Knoll is recognized as a top-rated institution in an area that values education. Oak Knoll draws from more than 65 surrounding communities. There are 325 girls enrolled in the Upper School, with 192 children in the Lower School. While the student body is predominantly Catholic, Oak Knoll welcomes children, as well as faculty and staff, of all faiths.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected].
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic school enrolling boys and girls in kindergarten through grade six; and young women only in grades seven through 12. For more information about Oak Knoll, please visit www.oakknoll.org or call 908-522-8109.