Classroom Teacher - Community School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Physical Education
Job Title: Lower Division Physical Education Teacher
Job Location: Community School
Beginning: Aug 16, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Community School
Ladue, MO 63021
Telephone: 314-991-0005
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Job Description:
Community School is seeking a full time permanent early childhood/early elementary (age 3 through 2nd grade) Physical Education teacher to join our faculty beginning in the Fall of 2021 as we fulfill our mission of nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Founded in 1914, Community School is one of the premier independent schools in Saint Louis. Known for its deeply personal and engaged approach to learning, the school enrolls approximately 350 students from age three through Sixth Grade. Community School provides a well-integrated, experiential curriculum that is attentive to the whole child’s growth and development. The school is located on an eighteen-acre wooded campus, including trails, fields, woods, and a pond, which offers many opportunities for nature and outdoor activities.
 
Community School prides itself on having a physical education program that meets the needs of all children regardless of their athletic ability. Emphasis on effort over outcome is important to all physical education programming.
 
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in early childhood and/or early elementary education. An emphasis on movement, creative play, problem solving and foundational skills is important in program development. In addition, exposure to life fitness, health skills and attitudes including stress management skills, visualization, yoga and meditation are valued. 
 
Our commitment to educating the whole child means that in addition to physical education, our curriculum features a strong literary and math program, problem solving skills, character education, public speaking, social studies, music, art, woodworking, drama, and foreign language.
 
Community School is a diverse and inclusive community, and is committed to having its faculty and staff reflect its student body and Saint Louis. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities, hiring practices, or operations. For further information about Community School, please visit our website at www.communityschool.com.
 
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Kathy Fitzgerald, Lower Division Director and Assistant Head of School, at kfitzgerald@communityschool.com, or in hard copy to Kathy Fitzgerald, 900 Lay Road, St. Louis, MO  63124.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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