Long-Term Maternity Leave Sub: PE Teacher

Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.

Position: Long-term Maternity Leave Substitute: Physical Education teacher, Pre-K through Grade 6

(March 8- June 8, 2021)

Part Time, Salaried: The position includes four days per week in the classroom, as well as recess duties, and faculty meetings. The position does not include health benefits. (The position begins with a modified schedule on March 8, 2021 overlapping with current staff.)

Position Description: PMFS seeks a part-time Physical Education Teacher for our Pre-K through Sixth Grade classes. PE classes at PMFS focus on developing physical skills and social skills, allowing students to gain confidence from their participation in a community process and teamwork.

The PE Teacher is a member of the Specials team. During the 2020-21 school year, all specials are scheduled in two-week rotations based on a class pod structure. (e.g. PE classes for one class pod would be held daily for two weeks.) The PE Teacher remains embedded with the class pod during the two-week rotation, to provide additional support for students and teachers in the group. Responsibilities include planning and delivering an active curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and engaging for each grade-level.

Given the nature of the global pandemic, instruction may be delivered in-person and/or virtually during 2020-21.

PMFS students participate in our annual Field Day, which is organized and managed by the PE teacher. During the 2020-21 school year, this event may change in format and delivery, involving the students’ participation in National Virtual Field Day.

The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching and working with elementary school aged children and has experience differentiating instruction to best meet student’s needs. Essential competencies include mastery of basic knowledge and skills required for physical education instruction, and solid organizational and classroom management skills.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in in Physical Education or a related educational field. Applicants are expected to have at least three years of classroom experience.

A strong alignment with Quaker testimonies and progressive education—in philosophy and teaching practice– is expected. Experience or familiarity with the Responsive Classroom approach is a plus. We actively seek candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our school community.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, a statement of educational philosophy and three professional references with contact information to pmfs@pmfs1780.org