Physical Education Instructor is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes, and develops an understanding of the relationship between healthy body function and exercise; which motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and teamphysical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
- Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by AAHS and other appropriate learning activities.
- Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of AAHS.
- Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program.
- Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
- Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with the course and SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
- Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
- Evaluates the academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards, and keep appropriate records including attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
- Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
- Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution to team sports.
- Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
- Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
- Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
- Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
- Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development
- meetings and other professional activities.
- Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTO, student clubs
- and after-school activities.
- Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field and meet the ALSDE licensure eligibility requirements to teach physical education.
- Must be eligible for, or in possession or an appropriate Alabama teaching license. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to
enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids;
hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so
that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; the physical agility to lift up
to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs,
walk and reach overhead.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school.
Qualities and Role of AAHS PE/Health Instructor:
Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School (AAHS) are deeply committed to meeting the needs of all students. We are intentional about our culture and implementation. Our AAHS PE/Health Instructor will be a highly motivated energetic educator who is a visionary leader with a clear, concise understanding of the social/emotional needs of our students and an excellent command of their content and its implementation within the AAHS setting.
1. Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on the pre-approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and general workplace readiness alongside Aviation/Aerospace industry professionals.
2. Integrate soft-skill instruction into competency-based content area activities:
- Personal decision making
- Social-Emotional Intelligence as it relates to Health/Wellness
3. Support students in industry-relevant competitions, and industry exploration activities.
4. Show evidence of project-based learning (e.g., competitions, capstone events, etc.)
5. Collaborate with core content teachers on common course planning, integration, and alignment.
6. Collaborate with school-based staff (admin, counselor, etc.).
7. Attend all relevant professional development set by the AAHS district team in order to provide the best educational experience possible for students.
- Examples include:
- Quarterly industry-focused PD sessions.
- Instructional PD sessions.
- Summer Institute sessions.
- New teacher supports
Qualifications of an AAHS Physical Education Instructor
Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Health/Exercise Science or other related fields from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2 years full-time experience in physical education/health or field.
- Prior teaching experience with certification
- Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
- High-level problem-solving skills
- Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
- Team and detail-oriented
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.