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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3417625
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 18, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 2021

Job Description

The Hawbridge School – Lower School
Outdoors/Physical Education Teacher (K – 5)

Position Summary:
•plan age-appropriate instruction that features authentic learning experiences
•facilitate student success in nature-based, inquiry-based, and community-based learning
•use innovative teaching methods to support the school mission and vision
•engage students in physical education activities with targeted outcomes
•initiate, facilitate, and fairly moderate classroom discussions or activities
•address student-specific learning and behavioral needs in a proactive manner
•manage a safe, organized, and flexible learning environment
•communicate feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress toward goals

1.A bachelor’s degree in outdoor education, physical education or a closely related field from an accredited program of study is
2.Outdoor Education certification or NC Physical Education certification is preferred.
3.Successful experience leading outdoor education programs with elementary students is preferred, but not required.
4.Current CPR and First-aid certification is desired.
5.The ability to coach athletics is desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1.Knowledge of best instructional practices in outdoor education, as well as the ability to differentiate instruction based on
individual student learning needs.
2.Knowledge of best instructional practices in physical education.
3.Knowledge of elementary school (K-5) curriculum and concepts.
4.Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching outdoors year-round in a variety of weather.
5.Possesses a creative and imaginative approach to problem-solving.
6.Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers and design interdisciplinary lessons.
7.Ability to organize and execute the essential duties and responsibilities of a teacher.
8.Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with students and parents/guardians.
9.Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
10.Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with team members, staff members, and

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A.Develop and administer curriculum consistent with school goals and objectives.
B.Manage an organized and safe classroom environment that is conducive for individual and small group instruction, and student
C.Develop lessons and instructional materials that provide students with authentic learning experiences.
D.Assess student learning (ongoing), and differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs, including students with special
E.Use innovative teaching methods to support instructional goals and engage students in the learning process.
F.Teach safe play and emphasize students’ physical development.
G.Acquire the professional development necessary to maintain licensure (if applicable).
H.Maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping (e.g. grades, attendance)
I.Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensure regular and effective communication with parents/guardians.
J.Set high expectations for student conduct during class and recess that supports a positive learning environment.
K.Collaborate with team members to evaluate and assess curriculum.
L.Supervise students in outdoor settings and teach appropriate safety procedures.
M.Execute additional duties and responsibilities as directed by school administrators.

Expected Impact:
•Facilitate the lower school’s opening and successful fulfillment of its mission
•Support all students’ learning and help them achieve to their best ability
•Be a positive and nurturing presence in The Hawbridge School community

Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Environment:
The Outdoors/Physical Education Teacher (K – 5) performs most work at the Lower School. The work requires walking on local trails and standing throughout the day while providing group and individual instruction (primarily outside the school building), lesson planning, actively leading recess, attending meetings, and engaging in professional development. Moderate physical work may require exertion of approximately 40 pounds of force.

Evaluated by: Lower School Director

Term of Employment: 10 months

All candidates that wish to apply are asked to email a cover letter and resume to Daryl Feldman: dfeldman@hawbridgeschool.org
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Environmental Education
    Classroom Teacher > Physical Education
  • Employer Description

    The Hawbridge School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades 4-12. We encourage students from all North Carolina school districts to apply for admission.

    Located in a restored mill on the banks of the Haw River in Saxapahaw, we’re a leader in the outdoor classroom movement, and our highly qualified, deeply committed faculty includes scientists, mathematicians, a composer, writers, editors, performers, visual artists, graphic designers, and a local (very local) radio personality–all of them highly accredited and committed to research-driven education.

    Our faculty-designed Hawbridge Model involves differentiated, individualized instruction to foster academic, behavioral, emotional and social development; interdisciplinary teaching; place-based education; discovery-based learning; and most importantly, sustaining a community where everyone feels appreciated and included.

    We are excited to announce that mobilization on our “upper school” begins the week of September 21, 2020!

    The new school will serve grades 8-12 while the original building will house our “lower school” for grades K-7. The anticipated opening is August 2021. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Daryl Feldman
    • 1735 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd
    • Saxapahaw, North Carolina 27340
    • Phone: 336-376-1122
    • Fax: 336-376-6996
    • Email: click here

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