Lead PE Teacher

About Glenelg Country School

Glenelg Country School is a non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school serving students from age 2 through grade 12 on 90-acre campus just minutes from Columbia, MD, with approximately 800 students.

 

The school welcomes candidates with a sense of teamwork who want to work in a school community. Glenelg Country School (GCS) requires a strong commitment toward working closely with students and colleagues in and out of the classroom. At GCS, successful candidates participate in the school’s overall life by contributing to service learning, clubs, enrichment classes, field trips, and faculty committees. In keeping with its mission, Glenelg Country strives to attract faculty and staff who embrace diversity of background, culture, and thought. GCS draws students primarily from Howard County and six surrounding counties with more than half of students identifying as ethno-racially diverse. 

 

Glenelg Country School is an equal opportunity employer and employees enjoy competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include health coverage, retirement packages, and study grants.

 

Typical Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in education with a specialty in physical education is required with a teaching certification/degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an elementary classroom is preferred.  


Overview of essential functions:
 

  1. Instruction and Skill Development: The ideal candidate would instruct students in physical activities that develop motor skills and enhance coordination. This involves teaching various sports, games, and exercises, ensuring that activities are age-appropriate and cater to different skill levels.

  2. The ideal candidate would be responsible for promoting physical fitness and educating students about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. This includes creating routines and activities that improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and endurance.

  3. Safety Management: The ideal candidate would ensure the safety of all students during physical activities. They also need to be prepared to respond to any accidents or emergencies that may occur during class.

  4. Social and Emotional Development: The ideal candidate would support social and emotional learning. Teachers encourage teamwork, cooperation, and fair play among students. 

 

Key Skills and Attributes 

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, practical oral and communication skills, and experience working with cooperative and differentiated instruction.  

 
Typical Level of Interaction: Requires strong interaction with all School divisions and departments.  

 
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Ability to Learn and Teach Others – Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm.  

  • Technology – Proficient with Office365 and related Microsoft applications. 

  • Time Management – Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises.  

  • Organizational – Creates action plans to meet divisional goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals.  

  • Written and oral Communication – Effectively communicates respectfully, effectively, and in adherence to community guidelines.  

  • Problem Solving Skills – Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.  

 
Other Qualifications:  
All prospective employees must be able to clear background checks, as required by the State of Maryland.  

 
Physical Demands: 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. The employee is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, compute, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is also regularly required to climb one flight of stairs and must be able to carry 25 pounds.  

 
Work Environment: 

 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those of a school and what an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 
The noise level in the work environment is moderate; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, and other events.

Job Category: Lower School
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: On-site

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All applicants must download and complete a GCS employment application which can be found at here.

Applicants who fail to submit this application will not be considered.

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