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Physical Education Teacher - Palouse Prairie Charter School

  • Date Posted
    • 7.16.21
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Midwest
  • Role
    • Instructional Coaching
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Idaho

Physical Education Teacher

Palouse Prairie Charter School (PPCS) is looking for a highly qualified, highly motivated candidate to teach

physical education to grades K-5 and lead Adventure. Teacher candidates will instruct school-age students on

healthy living, exercise and physical fitness including an element of social-emotional wellness in all lessons;

potentially lead students in outdoor adventure and investigations of the natural world; teach with anemphasis

on cooperation rather than competition; organize and supervise students during class activities; instruct

students on proper exercise routines and technique and use norms to ensure emotional safety and to promote

courage and risk-taking in intellectual and physical adventure.

Must have experience creating engaging lesson plans; knowledge of P.E. curricula; extensive knowledgeof

physical fitness, sports and exercise; planning classroom activities to motivate students; coaching students

individually or as a group; communicating with parents and other teachers about a student’s progress. In

addition, teacher candidates will lead an outdoor adventure program with support staff that incorporates

team-building, courage, and risk-taking activities in the natural world.

This job demands a professional that believes that all young adolescents can succeed and who is dedicated to

growing their practice in a professional learning community. All teachers at PPCS must work to support,

engage, and hold all kids accountable through the implementation of the EL Education model of education (

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three

professional references to Jeneille Branen at

Why Teach at Palouse Prairie Charter School?

EL Education schools were founded on the ideals of Outward Bound and organize their curriculum around

rigorous, multidisciplinary learning units called expeditions. The PPCS faculty enjoy a high degree of

autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program, including team-teaching; caring for

students; developing curriculum and standards; leading students in service on and off campus; experiential

methods of learning in environments outside the classroom;participating in shared decision-making; and

engaging in professional development.

What Makes a Good PPCS Teacher?

Each Palouse Prairie teacher has a profound respect for the life of the child and believes that all youngpeople

are capable of great intellectual achievement andprofound compassion. Palouse Prairie teachers are familiar

with research on the teaching of reading, writing,math, and science, and they are comfortable with

collaborative curriculum planning, working with students from various learning backgrounds, team-teaching,

and working together with parents to help students achieve academic and personal success. In addition, the

Palouse Prairie faculty is creative, innovative, and caring. The school community actively encourages teachers

to remain intellectually engaged in their individual content areas as well as creatively inspires faculty to take on

new intellectual and social challenges while continuing to hone their practice as teachers.

Teaching Positions at Palouse Prairie Charter School:

PPCS prefers candidates with the following qualifications:

● Current K-8 Idaho Teaching Certificate with a focus on Health Enhancement and Physical


● Appreciation for the life and mind of the child

● Sense of humor and a high level of energy, enthusiasm,flexibility, and spontaneity

● Teaching experience at the appropriate grade levels consistent with PPCS’s constructivist,

project-based educational philosophy

● Understanding of how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply

differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student

● Ability to manage student behavior in a caring, compassionate, effective manner

● Strong desire to teach in a demanding, cutting-edge program in which all aspects of school life are

open for discussion, reflection, and continuous improvement

● Collaborative approach to working with a diverse population of children and adults

● Deep and abiding sense of inquiry

Position open until filled.

Substitute Teachers – Ongoing; applicants are invited to submit resumes at any time, as unanticipated

openings occasionally become available. Email Trish for more information at


Depends on Experience.

Extensive on-site professional development delivered by EL Education school designers, and opportunities

for off-site professional development opportunities at EL Education Institutes, Site Seminars, and

Conferences (PPCS pays for courses, airfare, lodging, substitute teacher, and daily per diem)