K-8th Grade Physical Education / P.E. Teacher (North Side 2020-21 School Year)

Chicago, IL, US
May 12, 2020
Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching/Physical Education

Date Posted:

Distinctive Schools Network

Date Available:
August 2020

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Position Title: K-8th Grade Physical Education / P.E. Teacher (North Side 2020-21 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: August 2020
How to apply: Distinctive Schools Website

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools P.E. Teacher will develop an understanding of the relationship between good body function and exercise in students. This person will:
  • Motivate each student to cultivate physical fitness, hygienic habits, and good social and emotional adjustment

    Design lessons that develop talents of students in physical achievement

    Develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student's ability

    Promote teamwork so that students learn the value of being on a team

    Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

    Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

    Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

    Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

    Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

    Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Illinois Professional Educators License

    Endorsement in the content area

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

    We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

    We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

    We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

    4% pension contribution

    Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

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