Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Physical Education Teacher at the Middle School Level. Candidates interested in this position require a certification from the State of Tennessee - Department of Education to be considered a qualified candidate. The position reports directly to its respective School Principal. Pay rate is based on a district scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education, experience and certifications.

Position Summary:

The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for educating each student under his or her care and for challenging students, parents, other teachers and school staff toward achieving the goals set forth by the Jackson Madison County School System curriculum for this role.

Required Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • B.A. or B.S. is required by the State of Tennessee;
  • Teacher's certificate with Qualifying Endorsement Area: Tennessee Physical Education K-12;
  • Other Endorsement Codes that aren't currently listed, but are still recognized by the TN Department of Education and allow a teacher to teach this subject

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting and maintaining a highly organized and professionally functioning classroom;
  • Facilitate learning in the subject area according to Jackson Madison County School curriculum, and TN State Standards;
  • Maintains ongoing curriculum evaluation and development to meet the needs of students;
  • Collaborates with other faculty in delivery of appropriate instructional approaches;
  • Implements curriculum and instruction in a manner consistent with TN State standards including understanding, modeling and encouragement of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving and abstract reasoning;
  • Shows empathy and understanding of students;
  • Reviews student performance frequently, objectively and effectively communicates observations to students and parents;
  • Proactive resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents;
  • Facilitates parent/student/teacher conferences;
  • Encourages parents to be contributors to the classroom as volunteers;
  • Continues professional development;
  • Follows policies established by Jackson Madison County School Board, and Tennessee State Depart. of Education's school guidelines;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Expected Experience, Expertise and Ability:

  • Expertise in specialty field;
  • Ability to create a classroom environment which is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
  • Experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;
  • Experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to build positive and meaningful relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management.

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools apply today.

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