High School Physical Education and Wellness Instructor

Posted on: August 15, 2019

The Woodlawn Campus of the University of Chicago Charter School (UCW) opened in September 2006. It has a three-part mission: 1) to assist students in developing the habits of mind, work, and heart to be successful in college and good citizens of their community; 2) to contribute to the community through student research, service, and leadership; and 3) to improve teaching and learning by serving as a site of professional development for teachers and school leaders. Woodlawn High School educates students in grades 9-12th.

Position Summary:

The Physical Education and Wellness Instructor will be responsible for providing physical education, wellness and health instruction for grades 9-12. This is a full-time salaried teaching position with responsibilities for preparing students, regardless of tested ability, for success in college. Will analyze and use formative assessment data to improve instruction; design curriculum and assessments using the learning standards of the University of Chicago Charter School; participate in and lead professional development activities; and enable students to contribute to the community through the creation of new knowledge.

Job Responsibilities:

– Plan and implement Physical Education & Wellness lessons based on Illinois State and NASPE standards
– Implement standards-based Health curriculum
– Maintain a safe, structured environment where all students feel encouraged to achieve their potentials
– Work closely with the members of the Physical Education team to organize space and equipment
– Analyze and use formative assessment data to make instructional improvements
– Provide accommodations and modifications for all students to be successful
– Create project-based learning opportunities to share with the staff and students of the UCW community
– Create engaging activities that help all students gain an in-depth understanding of the 5 components of fitness
– Participate in department and school-wide professional development
– Perform necessary duties including but not limited to student arrival, advisory, student dismissal, and after-school duties
– Contact parents on a regular basis to update them on the progress of their student(s)
– Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect
– Uphold the rules and regulations as set forth in the Student Handbook
– Work closely with parents and larger community to support students and school
– Collaborate with department members in planning for work of the department and/or school-wide student research projects. Participate in regular meetings to plan
curriculum, lessons, and review class and student progress

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and current Illinois teaching license with Health and Physical Education endorsements
Collaborative, collegial, goal-oriented, mission-driven, accountable, responsible, self-managed, and self-motivated
Excellent teacher with proven experience enabling urban students to meet high expectations
Must be reflective and receptive to professional feedback and coaching
Must possess strong written, oral, and technology-based skills

For more information or to apply for this position, please visit the UChicago Charter School employment site at

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