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JOB SUMMARY:  To provide all students with ability-appropriate, standards-based learning experiences that facilitate the development of:

  • fundamental movement skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities
  • knowledge related to the benefits of regular physical activity
  • appreciation of physical activity and the benefits it provides
  • social and emotional skills necessary for teamwork and cooperation


  • Develops, maintains and consistently updates ability-appropriate, standards-based curriculum specific to each grade level.
  • Employs a wide variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that encourage all students to engage in every learning experience.
  • Maintains an inclusive, highly active, cognitively enriching, positive learning environment that incorporates school-wide behavioral expectations.
  • Provides comprehensive safety instruction and supervision and regularly checks equipment and learning environments to insure the safety of all students.
  • Promotes physical activity outside of physical education class by collaborating with administration, other teachers, recess and support staff, parents and community organizations.
  • Evaluates student progress in skill, knowledge, attitude and interpersonal objectives and provides regular feedback to students, parents and school personnel regarding students’ progress.
  • Maintains professional competence through involvement in professional organizations, conference attendance, district sponsored in-service education activities and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participates in school-wide service opportunities in leadership and support capacities.
  • Works cooperatively with district administration, physical education teachers and other wellness personnel in planning a K-12, health-enhancing physical education program and district-wide wellness policies and initiatives.
  • Follows all district safety, ethical and professional standards and protocol.
  • Aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessment methods with the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health.
  • Provides differentiated Physical Education instruction based on the skill levels and abilities of the students.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with licensure and/or endorsement in the core teaching area.


  • Previous experience teaching students at the elementary school level, except in the case of a new college graduate, and/or
  • Previous experience teaching in the specific content area, except in the case of a new college graduate.


  • Valid Illinois State Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Endorsement in Physical Education in elementary grade ranges K-5


  • Must have ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have manual dexterity to type and write and minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
  • Must possess the physical agility to lift/move up to 30 pounds.
  • Must possess the physical agility to bend, stoop, sit on floor, climb stairs, walk, run and reach overhead.
  • Must be able to speak in audible tones so that others can clearly hear and understand in noisy, outdoor situations.

The physical demands listed above are representative of what is necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential performance responsibilities of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Duties are usually performed in a school cafeteria, gym, or outside in a field/playground.
  • Works in moderately noisy conditions.
  • Works in and around moving objects and people.


Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.

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Follow instruction in the link https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1278

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