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.