Westfield Public Schools
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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER


Westfield Middle School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4120205 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 9, 2023 Starting Date: January 23, 2023

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following opening

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing course of study adopted by the Westfield School Department, and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship, basic communication skills and other general elements of the course of study common to all teachers, as specified in state law, administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Work cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning a balanced physical education program.
  4. Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
  5. Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible.
  6. Teach physical education classes for handicapped pupils as necessary.
  7. provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of pupils.
  8. Maintain control of storage and use of school-owed property.
  9. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
  10. Evaluate pupils' growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
  11. Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  12. Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  13. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  14. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  15. Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
  16. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position is subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Westfield Middle School!

VISION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School's vision is that all students will become critical thinkers, and prepared for their secondary education as independent and successful learners. The climate of WMS will support all students in setting high aspirations for the future and inspiring them to achieve their goals. MISSION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning. CORE VALUES The core values of the Westfield Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about. At Westfield Middle School, we believe that: Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers. All students can and will learn. To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them. Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children. Parents/families are our partners in their children’s education. The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning. Learning and professional growth is an on-going process. All programs and educational services at WMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
<b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job. <b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul><li>Certified as teacher of Health/Family and Consumer Science (All) AND Physical Education (PreK-8) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.</ul>
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Jesse McMillan, Principal
    30 West Silver St
    Westfield , Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-568-1900
    Email: jesse.mcmillan@schoolsofwestfield.org