Salary range: $37,600 to $50,690 depending on experience
Start: August 2023 60% FTE, Exempt Location: on campus, in-person, outdoors Scheduled classes vary throughout the week
This position instructs Synergy students, TK-5th grades. The teacher will plan, develop and deliver grade level physical education classes. The instruction should adhere to progressive pedagogy and reflects educational standards and best practices, while using a variety of instructional methods. And participates fully as a member of the Educational Cooperative.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Plan, develop and deliver a standards-based, transitional kindergarten through 5th grades physical education progressive curriculum, using a variety of instructional methods
Develop a program which fosters teamwork, collaboration and cooperation among students
Model and demonstrate movements, games, and activities
Use a variety of tools, techniques and equipment to instruct students
Assess the physical development and social growth of students, as it pertains to PE
Manage communication with parents including phone, email, meetings, assessment and reporting.
Practice the Synergy School agreement system and Synergy philosophy regarding growth and change.
Communicate with classroom teachers and learning specialists regarding students with special learning needs. Modify and adapt curriculum
Fulfill duties as a member of the teaching cooperative (supervising students during recess and lunch, drop-off and pick-up curb duty)
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Other duties as assigned
Synergy School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related), or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS-related conditions or other non-merit factors or any category provided by ordinance.Employee Code of Conduct
The Synergy School Agreement System stands as our guide for interactions with students. Employees are expected to follow the agreements with regards to respect and safe space, which includes tone of voice, language, and physical interactions that are deemed aggressive or sexual. If an interaction between a staff member and student is inappropriate, another member of the cooperative will be brought in to facilitate a conversation to process the incident.
Synergy School is a progressive, independent TK-8 school with a vibrant, diverse community, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We are an educational cooperative with no head of school. For more than 40 years, we have provided a quality education by staying true to our founding vision to empower students to become self-confident, creative learners. We provide them with the experiences and tools to develop essential 21st century skills - critical thinking, creativity, empathy, cultural awareness, and global competency.