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Certified: Physical Education/Health Teacher (Middle School)

Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury, CT, US

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Middle School Teaching/Physical Education

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Physical Education/Health Teacher (Middle School)

Teaching and Learning

Waterbury Teachers' Association CEA-NEA

Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade


This class is accountable for planning and providing for appropriate learning experiences for students; providing an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure Success for Every Student.



General Experience:
  1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

Special Requirement:
  1. In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.


  1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment.
043 Health PK-12, 044 Physical Education PK-12
  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle operator's license.

  1. Teachers in this job class must complete all State CEU requirements for re-certification.

  • Considerable knowledge of core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible for instructing;
  • Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;
  • Knowledge of child development;
  • Knowledge of classroom management techniques;
  • Knowledge of District curriculum, techniques for integrating curriculum, Board of Education policies, and effective instructional practices;
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies;
  • Knowledge of learner outcomes;
  • Knowledge of learning theory, students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective, and theories of multiple intelligences;
  • Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
  • Knowledge of the teaching/learning process;
  • Some knowledge of community resources;
  • Excellent listening skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Human relations skills.
  • Skill in classroom management and organization;
  • Skill in classroom presentation;
  • Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;
  • Skill in maintaining and developing reports;
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;
  • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI);
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;
  • Ability to infuse technology into curriculum;
  • Ability to multi task and be flexible;
  • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans based upon District and school goals, as well as the objectives, needs and abilities of students;
  • Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education;
  • Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate;
  • Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community;
  • Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment;
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  1. May direct the work of paraprofessionals.


The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required;
  • Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community;
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives;
  • Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students;
  • Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of central staff as required; Provides input when necessary to student IEP's;
  • Establishes learning objectives consistent with appraisal of student needs, requirements of District curriculum framework, and knowledge of human growth and development;
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students, parents and community which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual;
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students;
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, District policy and administrative regulation;
  • Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices;
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms;
  • Monitors and evaluates student outcomes;
  • Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • On a regular and consistent basis, meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated;
  • Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program;
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the needs, interests and abilities of individuals to ensure Success for Every Student;
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for paraprofessionals, classroom assistants, teacher assistants, and volunteers;
  • Plans for and utilizes instructional methods, resources and evaluation techniques which motivate and enable each student to achieve learning objectives;
  • Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior;
  • Provides an instructional program to meet the needs of all students including students with disabilities;
  • Supervises students in a variety of school related settings;
  • Takes all necessary and safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
  • May be required to attend school meetings, programs and activities outside the instructional day;
  • Performs related work as required.

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements

Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

Frequency: Place an "X" in each box that is appropriate to your job. NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C) 0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C Physical Demands Depth Perception X Standing X Color Distinction X Walking X Peripheral Vision X Sitting X Driving X Lifting X Physical Strength: Carrying X Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.) X Pushing X Light Work (-20 lbs.) X Pulling X Medium Work (20-50 lbs.) X Climbing X Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.) X Balancing X Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.) X Stooping X Environmental Conditions Kneeling X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X Crouching X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X Crawling X Temperature Changes X Reaching X Wetness X Handling X Humidity X Grasping X Extreme Noise or Vibration X Twisting X Exposure to Chemicals X Feeling X Exposure to Gases and Fumes X Talking X Exposure to Unpleasant Odors X Hearing X Exposure to bodily fluids X Repetitive Motion X Exposure to dampness X Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination X Confinement to Small or Restricting Area X Visual Acuity/Near X Mechanical Hazards X Visual Acuity/Far X Physical danger or abuse X
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.

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