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Middle School Physical Education Teacher & Coach

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School Alexandria, VA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, an age 3 to grade 12 Episcopal schools, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, global studies, and service-learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28% students of color, and 22% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.

Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a day-long multicultural workshop for new faculty and administrators, support for graduate studies, and conferences (including the People of Color Conference and the National Diversity Institute Practitioners Conference, and the National Association of Independent School Annual Conference) and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.

The Physical Education program is a sequential, cumulative program aimed at challenging each student regardless of physical ability. Fundamental, age-appropriate motor skills and concepts are progressively taught and refined and combined into more specific sport skills. Sportsmanship, teamwork, awareness of safety rules, and developing an active, healthy lifestyle are stressed in all areas of the physical education curriculum.

We are looking for someone with the energy, enthusiasm, experience, knowledge, and creativity to continue to move our wonderful program forward. He or she must enjoy and be comfortable working with middle school students and adults. A degree in physical education is preferred. We are also looking for candidates with experience teaching health. This position entails teaching Middle School (6th grade) classes and coaching for the middle and upper school athletics program.

All members of the faculty instill our school's mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the school's faculty.


  • Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
  • Maintain a palpably strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment through equitable and inclusive teaching practices, curricula, and programming.
  • Develop, plan, and implement the curriculum through daily lessons.
  • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs.
  • Ensure all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
  • Manage classroom behavior.
  • Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.
  • Maintain records of each student's progress.
  • Report student progress to parents through a trimester narrative report card.
  • Collaborate with grade-level teams to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of all committees joined.
  • Attend and participate in regular faculty meetings and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Coaching Requirement of 3 middle school sports seasons and 2 upper school sports seasons as assigned by the athletic directors.

The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:

(1) Bachelor's degree in Physical Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.

(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.

(3) A commitment to coaching 3 Middle School sports and 2 Upper School sports as assigned with a preference for background in one or more of the following sports: Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Softball

(4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

(5) Previous teaching experience in a Middle School classroom.

(6) Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

Candidates interested in the position should apply online ( and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School


Alexandria, VA



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