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  • Provide an appropriate and innovative adapted P.E. program in order to meet individual student needs in physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, sports and game achievement.
  • Provide direct instruction in adaptive physical education to students with disabilities
  • Provide motor and fitness evaluations for recommended students
  • Provide requested reports of progress on children served (quarterly)
  • Provide consultative services to general education PE teachers
  • Attend IEP conferences and annual reviews when determined necessary
  • Maintain open communication with the teacher, parents and school health professionals
  • Participate in in-service training to discuss program evaluations, new research endorsed techniques, and other topics
  • Recommend necessary equipment and provide instruction on proper usage
  • Make recommendations regarding safety of students related to adaptive P.E. and motor activities
  • Work with general education physical education teachers to design physical education modifications and adaptations for students in least restrictive environment
  • Supervise teacher Para-educators assigned to the adaptive P.E. teacher.


Illinois licensure with physical education endorsement(s) required. Team work and collaboration are required, along with reflection and a desire to continually improve your practice. 


  • Appropriate Illinois licensure (PEL) with approval for adaptive physical education
  • Experience with school age children with multiple impairment
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Additional Notes

The Adapted Physical Education (APE) teacher is an educationally trained professional who is able to assess individual students and develop, adapt and implement specialized physical education programs in the motor domain

How to Apply

Apply online. Applicants will be reviewed by building's hiring supervisor.

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