St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as a Lower School Physical Education Teacher and Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach beginning August 2018. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to: •plan and instruct physical education classes for grades PK-5, focusing on physical fitness; health education; and team, dual, and individual sports instruction •create a positive learning environment that is focused on engagement, building relationships, leadership, and joy in movement •collaborate and work effectively with another physical education teacher as a team-teacher •develop and utilize assessment methods for measuring growth and achievement in physical education, focusing on physical fitness, knowledge, and contributions in team sports •organize and maintain sports equipment, athletic uniforms, the gymnasium facility, and the playing field •lead the girls’ lacrosse program (or another varsity head coaching vacancy), grades 5-12, as the head coach and supervise a coaching staff of three to four teams, outside of school hours at our Collierville campus •serve as an assistant coach for another sport during the fall or winter season •chaperone students on school trips including overnight stays •participate in the life of the school and be responsible for other duties as assigned by the campus director and athletic director.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education or physical education; master’s degree preferred
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact withcampus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand andpresent materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Additional Salary Information: Annual letter of Agreement; salary commensurate with experience and skill level
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade... to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting. Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.