Classroom Teacher - Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Physical Education
Job Title: Physical Education/Health Teacher
Job Location: STEAM Academy Middle School
Beginning: Aug 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Physical Education
Certificate: Health
District: Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Florissant, MO 63033
Telephone: 314-506-9158
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Job Description:
The Ferguson Florissant School District is seeking an outstanding educator the position of PE/Health Teacher at the STEAM Academy.  The STEAM/Gifted Program provides an environment of excellence where students are engaged in project-based learning in order to develop a keen understanding of academic content and apply their knowledge. Students are empowered to take ownership for their learning and encouraged to question and innovate. In the STEAM program, teachers focus on six essential competencies: *Master core academic content *Think critically and solve complex problems *Work collaboratively *Communicate effectively *Learn how to learn *Develop academic mindsets. STEAM/Gifted students will develop cognitive ability, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills for lifelong success in 21st century skills and civic life.
 
JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:   Facilitate learning of curriculum and life skills that contribute to the development of mature, capable and responsible individuals.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Respect for the uniqueness of each individual learner.
  2. Ability to meet the individual needs of all students to allow for growth and development.
  3. Ability to convey information to students through written and verbal communications.
  4. Ability to encourage student ownership of behavior.
  5. Strong ability to work as a team member in a STEAM project based setting producing critical thinkers.
  6. Develop lesson plans with PE/Health and Dance content that are taught through inquiry and exploration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
  1. A valid Missouri professional teaching certificate in the PE/Health K-12.
  2. Gifted certification K-12 preferred or ability to obtain within two years.
  3. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in physical education.
 
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  1. Plans daily instructional activities for all students including the development of lesson plans, materials and assessment tools which meet the individual needs of the students.
  2. Understands and implements acceleration and differentiation in response to varied learner needs.
  3. Holds high expectations for all students and sees themselves as facilitators of student learning.
  4. Organizes and uses a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials and technology to maximize the learning of each child, individually and in group settings.
  5. Assesses student progress, both formatively and summatively, providing parents, student and administrators with specific feedback regarding individual student performance and uses the results to adjust instruction as needed.  
  6. Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, District policy, and administration regulations.  
  7. Takes responsibility for teaching the district curriculum as outlined in the curriculum documents.
  8. Keeps abreast of current developments through a professional growth plan.  
  9. Participates in school and district activities.
  10. Establishes and maintains a functional, attractive, orderly and safe classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and building a sense of community.
  11. Manage positive discipline in accordance with the Discipline Code of the District, administrative regulations, school board policies and legal requirements.
  12. Develops a repertoire of strategies to manage student behavior, individually and in groups, in a manner that encourages individual responsibility, self-control, self-discipline and effective decision making.
  13. Contributes to school effectiveness by collaborating with other professionals in a respectful, cooperative, and caring manner.  
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.  
Competitive salary and benefits
2021-2022 School Year Only
 
Complete an online application at www.fergflor.org.  Attach the following:  letter of interest, resume, copy of current certification and list of five names of references, including addresses, day and evening phone numbers, and email addresses, (including current supervisor).  Once your online application is complete, please follow the directions on the website to indicate your interest for this position.  

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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