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Job ID: 165032

Physical Education Teacher
Taylor County School District

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2021
Title Physical Education Teacher
School / District Taylor County School District
Grafton, WV, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Physical Education


JOB TITLE: Teacher, Physical Education/Wellness (Reed)

LOCATION: Taylor County Middle School

TO WHOM ACCOUNTABLE: Building Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction

SELECTION: The position is filled by the Board of Education upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.

EMPLOYMENT: 200 days, Full-time

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 25, 2021

FUNDING SOURCE: General Current

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant for this position must possess and/or show evidence of the following:

Valid West Virginia Certificate in the area for which applying.
Strong academic background.
Demonstrates the ability to create a stimulating and motivating environment for children.
Knowledge of how to use a variety of teaching strategies to effectively teach students with varying levels of ability in the subject matter to be taught.
Ability to communicate effectively through clear, concise writing, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and through articulate verbal skills.
Proven ability to effectively deal with students of various abilities and proficiency in planning lessons to meet their needs.
Ability to understand and interpret test data in order to improve learning, confidence and morale of students.
Demonstrate knowledge of Effective School Research as it applies to the position for which applying.
Ability to maintain a cooperative working relationship with administration, staff, students and public.
Knowledge of the concepts contained in the curriculum of the particular subject matter to be taught.
Exhibits an understanding of principles needed to obtain positive classroom student behavior.
Knowledge and/or experience working with computers.
Ability to create a stimulating and motivating environment for students.
A combination of training and/or experience which would lead to successful employment in the area for which applying.
Any alterations to the aforementioned qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: The successful candidate will create a classroom environment that fosters, promotes, and develops an understanding of te relationship of healthy body functions and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.

Programs of Study:

Definition: Provides a curricula required by the State of West Virginia

Bases instruction on adopted curricula for the school.
Demonstrates accurate and current knowledge in subject field.
Develops appropriate lessons to teach instructional objectives.
Employs a variety of instructional strategies to augment achievement.
Utilizes content scope and sequence in planning.

Classroom Climate:

Definition: Provides an atmosphere conducive to learning consistent with school/county mission.

Follows established school discipline procedures which include the WV Student Code of Conduct.
Establishes procedures and rules that enhance learning.
Encourages students’ attendance.
Sets high positive expectations for student performance.
Encourages and acknowledges individual student’s accomplishments and appropriate behavior.
Treats students in a fair and equitable manner.
Accommodates individual learning differences.
Creates and maintains an environment that supports learning.
Communicate with parents.

Instructional Management Systems:

Definition: Organizes teaching strategies to maximize the use of allocated instructional time to increase student learning.

Prepares and implements lesson plans.
Begins lesson or instructional activity with a review of previous material as appropriate.
Has materials, supplies and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or instructional activity.
Introduces the instructional activity and specifies instructional objectives.
Directs and adequately supervises students to be on task quickly at the beginning of each instructional activity.
Presents reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies using concepts and language which students understand.
Provides relevant examples and demonstrations to illustrate concepts and skills.
Assigns developmentally appropriate tasks.
Provides instructional pacing that ensures student understanding.
Maximizes student time-on-task.
Makes effective transitions between instructional activities.
Summarizes the main point(s) of the instructional activity.
Encourages students to express ideas clearly and accurately.
Incorporates higher level thinking skills.
Assists students to develop productive work habits and study skills, enabling communication with parents as needed.
Provides remediation activities for students.
Designs, delivers, and assesses student learning activities addressing the state adopted instructional goals and objectives.
Integrates a variety of technology applications and learning tools to augment student achievement. Student Progress:

Definition: Gathers stores and monitors data related to student learning for use in assessing progress toward achieving the instructional objectives.

Follows grading policies and regulations.
Maintains accurate and complete student records.
Monitors and evaluates students’ progress.
Provides feedback on student work.
Monitors student attendance.


Definition: Communicates with students, parents, educational personnel and others. Utilizes standard grammar, listening skills, and clarity in the presentation of ideas.

Communicates student progress according to established procedures and policies.
Communicates regularly and effectively with students, co-workers, parents/guardians, and the community, and exhibits appropriate interactive skills.
Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members.
Speaks and writes standard English clearly, correctly and distinctly.
Determines and utilizes appropriate community resources. Professional Work Habits:

Definition:Demonstrates behavior which reflects established professional responsibilities (i.e., attendance, punctuality, and verbal/nonverbal communication).

Adheres to established laws, policies, rules and regulations.
Interacts appropriately with other students, educational personnel and parents.
Participates in activities which foster professional growth.
Is punctual with reports, grades, records, and in reporting to work.
Performs assigned duties.
Strives to meet county/school goals.
Commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior, and language.

Additional information concerning the above listed position can be obtained from the Superintendent’s Office.

Deadline for receipt of those interested in posted vacancy is 3:00 p.m. of the fifth (5th) work day.

As required by Federal law and regulations, the Taylor County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion , socioeconomic status, genetic information or national origin in its educational programs and activities or employment. Furthermore, the Taylor County Board of Education has a "no tolerance" policy for harassment of any kind, issues related to discrimination or harassment must be reported to the Title IX County Coordinator, 71 UttD ri ev, Grafton, West Virginia 26354 or call 304-265-2497

Contact Information
Sondra Cain
Route 2 Box 157
Grafton, West Virginia 26354

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