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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.

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