Physical Education Teacher

Position Title: Physical Education Teacher

FLSA: Exempt

Supervisor: Principal

Supervises: Students, Para Professionals

The Physical Education teacher will help develop students' physical skills, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork. The P.E. teacher will focus on the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being and motivate students to practice good physical fitness, hygiene, and health.

Performance Objectives:

  1. Work with the Principal and Education Staff by performing the following education duties:

    • Develop and administer Physical Education and Health classes consistent with school district goals and objectives.

    • Develop students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills. Provide a safe and optimal learning environment.

    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational and health activities. Modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

    • Organize and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures, applicable laws and Arrowhead policies.

    • Assist in coordinating extra-curricular activities, including student performances, assemblies, and athletic events.

    • Ensure student conduct conforms to the school's standards and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

    • Inspect equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.

    • Create a therapeutic classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity as well as interests of students using a strength-based approach.

    • Assess the daily accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide monthly progress reports as required.

    • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, Arrowhead policy and administrative regulations.

    • Plan and supervises purposeful assignments for Para-Professionals and/or volunteer(s).

    • Maintain specific advanced lesson plans one week in advance.

    • Perform any other duties requested by the immediate supervisor.


  1. Any qualifications set by state certification authorities or the appropriate agency; must have an Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in physical education. 

  2. Must be willing to become First Aid, CPR, and CPI certified. Must be physically capable of successful completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  3. Will value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into educational planning and implementation into work environment.

  4. Must have a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children.  Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead’s insurance carrier.

Terms of Employment

Year-round school commitment.


Annual performance review.