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Elementary PE Teacher

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Category: Elementary Education
School: Brighton School
Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA
Date Opened: May 18, 2022
Job ID: 12704

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The physical education teacher will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the athletic program at Brighton School. This person must be professionally prepared to teach physical education to young children.  Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Brighton School.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Planning, supervising, and implementing the physical education curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of athletic equipment.
  • Responsible for procurement, maintenance, and inventory of the P.E. equipment
  • Know all athletic standards and requirements for young children, including the basic rules of sports and safety standards for each student. 
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-house training programs.
  • Participation in all school athletic events and other special events as needed. 
  • Must maintain a current CPR and first aid. 
  • Monitor and assess student progress.   Maintain close communication with the principal and parent regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of sustaining sportsmanship, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Administer and prepare students for the annual Presidential Physical Fitness Program.
  • Responsible for the development and coaching of the Brighton School intramural or after school sports program.
  • Setting up and managing athletic events.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the principal, including morning arrival and departure procedures.
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.



Strong customer service skills, both external and internal 


Builds interpersonal relationships

Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills





  • Associates degree preferred and at least three years experience as a coach of a sports team preferred.
  • Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of rules and regulations of the sports at the elementary level.
  • Evidence of coaching theory and techniques in sports. 
  • Possess a valid CPR and First Aid card preferred.
  • Must have passed a physical, criminal background check, and other personnel forms as listed in the Brighton Employee Handbook. 


Physical Requirements:

Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently.  Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, band, mobility of arms, dexterity of hands, and the ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to walk and jog long distances as needed.  Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety.  Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors.  Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.     


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