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Physical Education Teacher - IDEA Mesquite Hills College Prep (23-24)

School Year: 2023-2024
Location: IDEA Mesquite Hills College Prep
Region: El Paso, TX
Category: Instructional
Job Type: Full-Time

Description

 

Role Mission: IDEA Physical Education teachers instruct students in Academy Grades {PreK-5} and/or College Preparatory Grades {6-12} in all physical education aspects. The physical education program strives to develop students' personal fitness and skill-related abilities. The program reinforces students' understanding and application of fitness concepts and motor skills through a variety of movement forms and activities.

 

All physical education teachers are responsible for ensuring that every IDEA student masters personal and social responsibility, self-directed learning, and the problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in college. IDEA Physical Education teachers set ambitious goals for student achievement and diligently track student data to inform dynamic and effective daily lesson plans. Student class size can vary depending on the grade level/levels assigned and campus schedule model.  A typical Physical Education classroom may have a classroom size of 25- 60 students and may potentially have the support of a PE co-teacher.

 

What We Offer

 

Compensation: 

  • The starting teacher salary for 0 years of experience is $55,500. This role is eligible for various stipends based on certifications, credentials, and campus leadership ranging from $500-$4,000 each. We also offer opportunities and incentives through our Teacher Career Pathway with the potential to earn up to $10,000 in additional compensation. For more information about our compensation and total rewards, visit our compensation and benefits page.
  • Additional hourly compensation is provided for after school tutoring or Saturday school as assigned.

 

Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Some of the special benefits we offer at IDEA include:

 

  • Flexible Credits Plan: IDEA provides full-time eligible employees $1,000-$2,000 per year (pro-rated for mid-year hires) to use towards a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or receive as a taxable cash benefit.
  • Paid Family Leave: Eligible staff may receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, based on their tenure with the organization and caregiver designation.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Staff members may apply for up to 50% of tuition paid toward a qualifying degree program, up to $5,250 maximum per year subject to manager discretion and budget availability.
  • Employer-Paid Mental/Behavioral Health: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions within a year, unlimited 24/7 telephonic counseling, and other work-life services available at no cost.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Professional Development: We offer staff opportunities to engage in identity-based affinity space and leadership training covering a variety of topics such as culturally competent leadership, models of equity, mitigating bias, and more. 

 

Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

 

What You Bring -- Competencies

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Experience: Some experience in a classroom setting or with children in a similarly large group or team setting “parks and rec. / scouts clubs / fitness programs…” 
  • Licenses or Certifications: PE Teacher State Certification required

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability and motivate students to participate in various forms of fitness and health impacting activities.
  • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior, in a large group setting indoors and out.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills that will positively influence colleagues, students, and parent community members.   
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

 

What You’ll Do -- Accountabilities

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious expectations
  • Enhance students' disposition toward leading a physically active lifestyle
  • Submit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedback
  • Implement formal and informal fitness assessments to track each individual student’s progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly
  • Communicate students’ fitness progress with student and family on a weekly basis
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student by creating social and emotional opportunities to collaborate with peers in the physically active setting.
  • Leverage the District Wellness Policy and incite support for healthier campuses.
  • Participate in weekly professional development, grade-level meetings and activities, and school wide meetings and functions
  • Steward the campus impact as a Healthy Kids Here campus representative
  • Engage in minimal summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development 
  • Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week 
  • Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our scholars
  • Secondary Role: Launching site and/or College Prep. PE Teachers, ARE typically assigned the role of Campus Athletics Coordinator; at Principals final discretion.

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 

 

About IDEA Public Schools 

 

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a multi-state network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools.   

 

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves over 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.    

 

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures. Visit https://ideapublicschools.org/dei/ to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.

 

To Apply

 

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