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REPORTS TO:  Building Principal and Assistant Principal

JOB GOAL:     To develop students' physical skills and abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork; to develop students' understanding of the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards, physical fitness, hygiene, and good health.


  • Develops and administers Physical Education classes consistent with school district goals and objectives.

  • Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports using the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health.

  • Develops students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and appropriate feedback regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

  • Knowledge of physiology, health and nutrition, biology and biological functions, anatomy, hygiene, exercise, and the best ways to promote physical and mental well-being.

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

  • Assists in coordinating extracurricular activities, including student performances, assemblies, and athletic events.

  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within physical education and grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

  • Inspects equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.

  • Utilizes current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Utilizes knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

  • Applies knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students

  • Obtains knowledge of computer network system and software applications as needed.

  • Organizes and coordinates work.

  • Communicates effectively with students and parents.

  • Engages in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.

  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal/assistant principal and other district office administrators as designated by the superintendent.

  • Adheres to a professional code of ethics which includes confidentiality of school related matters and loyalty to the school district.

Note: The above description is illustrative of most tasks and responsibilities.  It is not all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


  • Valid and appropriate Illinois licensure.

  • Physical Education endorsement required.

  • Complete required professional development to retain certification.

  • Successful completion of fingerprint based criminal background check (IL State Police and FBI), sex offender and violent youth offender screening, and employment physical.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  180 days. Salary and benefits per the Collective Bargaining Agreement 

How to Apply

Please apply online at:  https://www.applitrack.com/central51/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=265


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