The standards for professionalism and collegiality are high at Hamlin. We seek teachers who are intelligent, kind-hearted, experienced, organized, flexible, creative, and good-humored.
Most teachers new to the school have previous head-teacher experience. Independent school or girls’ school experience is a plus. Every teacher is expected to take on an active role in school life outside of the classroom.
A hallmark of the teaching experience at Hamlin is the school’s commitment to professional growth. We feel strongly that students learn when the adults in the community model the excitement and energy around adult learning as well. To that end, Hamlin dedicates significant funds to professional development each year. Examples of recent professional development conferences and programs attended by Hamlin faculty include programs on differentiated instruction, brain research, learning differences, technology, cooperative learning, diversity and multiculturalism, sports, health and wellness, mathematics, reading and writing, and global education.
The Hamlin School is an equal opportunity employer.
Primary Responsibilities: Teaches Middle School PE; 3-4 hours of active instruction/day in various classroom spaces and parks within a 7-block distance from school, as well as planning/teaching remote classes during distance learning
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college. Three to five years physical education teaching experience. Desired: Masters Degree
Reports to: Middle School Division Head
Hours/Classification: 80%, Exempt
The Hamlin School seeks to hire employees who will support and implement the school’s mission and Creed at all times. Hamlin employees are known for being compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals who treat their colleagues and supervisors with respect and who take the daily care of Hamlin students seriously. As such, Hamlin employees pay close attention to the students’ social-emotional wellbeing, their physical and mental health, and their moral development.
Hamlin employees are committed to their own personal and professional growth; thus, they pay close attention to the research and innovations that impact their respective fields. All employees are expected to be flexible thinkers and nimble actors in support of the school’s overarching strategic goals and demonstrate a commitment to their colleagues’ success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supports Hamlin’s Mission and Creed
Teaches with an understanding of the development and growth of middle school girls
Plans physical education program to promote the development of students’ physical attributes, social skills, and life long activity skills
Explains, demonstrates, evaluates, and coaches individual and team sports, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques and of capabilities of students
Organizes, leads, instructs, and referees indoor and outdoor games and sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, paddleball, and lacrosse
Instructs individuals or groups in beginning or advanced calisthenics, stretches, or corrective exercises, determining type and level of difficulty of exercises, corrections needed and prescribed movements
Confers with students, parents, faculty, and school administration to resolve student behavior issues
Cultivates parent support via email, phone calls, conferences, and report card comments
Collaborates with colleagues throughout the divisions in order to support students, develop curriculum, ensure best practices, and manage facilities
Selects, orders, stores, and inventories equipment, materials, and supplies
Responds readily to emergencies or injuries, as required in the school's Safety Handbook
Supervises study hall and recess
Chaperones field trips and Outdoor Education trips as needed
Participates in faculty, division, department, and admissions/school events
Attends grade level meetings for collaborative discussion and sharing of student concerns
Pursues relevant opportunities for professional growth and development
Coaches intramural after-school sports
Teaches and demonstrates appropriate athletic techniques
Teaches game rules and strategy
Manages team during competitions
Communicates with parent body, carpool coordinator, and Athletic Director via meetings and email
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